This year marks the 40th anniversary of Campbell Valley Regional Park in the Township of Langley and its award-winning Country Celebration, which highlights the park’s natural wonders, rich heritage and local community.
The weekend event in September drew more than 5,000 participants, who learned the importance of protecting endangered animals and ecosystems and connected with the area’s agricultural roots. The celebration featured a barn owl quest in a giant straw maze, as well as homesteading demonstrations and interactions with live piglets, ponies and alpacas. They also received a taste of Fraser Valley cuisine from local food trucks and produce vendors, while hearing from passionate Nature House volunteers on the park’s natural features.
The vibrant community was highlighted in the diversity of exhibitors, vendors and attendees – as well as the eclectic collection of musicians. Those in attendance, whether for the first time or the 40th, had a grand time celebrating four decades of a fabulous fall tradition and a regional park where wildlife thrives in forests, diverse wetlands and scenic grasslands.
In looking ahead to the next 20 years, Metro Vancouver is updating the Campbell Valley Regional Park management plan and invites the public to help shape the future of resource management, park improvements and programming. Fill out a questionnaire online by November 15, 2019.