Fort Langleyâ€™s marking of the 148th birthday of this nation includes a ceremony to swear in several new Canadians.
The Fort Langley National Historic Site is the setting for a citizenship ceremony on Canada Day at 10 a.m. near the Big House.
The July 1 activities at the place where B.C. became a British colony includes activities for all ages and free admission, one of only a handful of times during the year when people are admitted free.
Enjoy multicultural music, cake and ceremony at noon and family activities.
After the citizenship ceremony, stick around for O Canada by the Kwantlen at the site flagpole at about 11:45 a.m. followed by cake at noon.
The Metis dancers are next up at 12:30.
People can also take in Japanese Taiko drummers at the cooperage building starting at 12:45 p.m.
At 1 p.m. the cooperage building takes on a different international flavour when the Royal Academy of Bhangra Dancers perform. They perform again at 2 p.m.
Up at the Big House the First Capital Chorus performs barbershop music starting at 1:30 p.m.
A historic weapons demonstration takes place in the gallery (elevated walkway at the north end of the fort) starting at 2:30 p.m.
The entertainment includes Hawaiian dancers at the cooperage at 3 p.m. and Eureka at the gold mining tent.
There are all day activities, such as airsoft muskets, childrenâ€™s activities, farm animals, blacksmithing, coopering and visiting the displays around the fort.
The villageâ€™s celebration continues at the neighbouring museums all day, including the Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum, easily within walking distance of the historic site.