Visiting Fort Langley was a time for me to explore. My classmates and I kept silent when local first nations explained how workers made barrels and made trades. The exhibitions in front of my eyes was amazing at how everything was in the past during surviving.
Given that beaver is the symbol of Canada, it is one of the furs for trading blankets. Longing for the products in Fort Langley, people would not buy, but do equivalent trading without money. Therefore, they can not only ask for what they need, but also take advantage of fripperies. We passed through a trade window, getting into other area 'Cooperage', where people built barrels that were mainly used for shipping salmon. I was stunned by their efforts. Coopers shape every pieces of wood for preparation.
Apart from that, there is a gold pond in which people can discover gold by gold panning. Before continuing up the Fraser River, where HBC Governor George Simpson thought that it would be highway connecting the interior trading posts with the coast, many prospectors stopped at Fort Langley to buy supplies.
At the same time, I learnt about some partners from history. For example, blacksmiths forged iron tools and chief traders made the good prices to keep trading with the Americans. Over time, Fort Langley, which become a national historic site, is now the building opened to the public.