Fort Langley National Historic Site will receive federal funding to carry out architectural

Federal funding offered for historic Fort Langley

Ottawa announces $38 million for various infrastructure projects at Parks Canada sites in B.C.

Facilities at the Fort Langley National Historic Site, at 23433 Mavis Ave., will get some much-needed upgrades to meet current industry regulations and standards.

The improvements are part of a funding package announced Nov. 10 by the federal government that will spend more than $38 million on various infrastructure projects at different Parks Canada sites in coastal British Columbia.

The historic fort will get $682,000 to carry out deferred architectural, structural and electrical repair work to existing buildings.

The Cooperage, Welcome Centre washrooms, and existing elevators will be refurbished to ensure they meet current building code and industry standards.

The Fort will also share $4.1 million for upgrades to its sewer and water with the Fort Rodd Hill national historic site on Vancouver Island and another $550,000 with the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston for improvements to the existing fire suppression systems.

In all, $21 million is going to improve trails, visitor centres, and campgrounds, as well as highways, parkways, and bridges at various Parks Canada sites in B.C. while $17.7 million is being invested in a new biking and walking trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

The funding was announced Nov. 10 by North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change at a press conference with Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag and Steveston – Richmond East MP Joe Peschisolido.

“These infrastructure investments announced today are vital to creating middle class jobs and sustained economic growth,” Wilkinson said.

“They will ensure safe, high-quality and meaningful experiences for visitors, while contributing to the tourism sector, creating jobs and sustaining economic growth in coastal British Columbia.”