The waterfront trail connects the site of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s first post at Derby and its replacement, Fort Langley, now a National Historic Site. Today the trail is part of the Trans Canada trail and joins Metro Vancouver’s Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks.
The Fort to Fort experience provides a wealth of subject matter for our artists. Lyle Longstaff has recently completed three acrylic paintings of points of interest along the Fort to Fort Trail.
The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery will incorporate the Fort to Fort Trail theme for three upcoming group shows in 2011. The annual Demos in the Garden (Rivers, Rails, Trails) in August, the Gallery’s Anniversary Show in September, and the Heritage Matters Show in November will include paintings inspired by the Fort to Fort Trail.