Ian Martens took his three-year-old son Bentley out for a paddle along Fort Langley’s Bedford Channel during Parks Day

Langley marks Canada Parks Day

Langley celebrated Parks Day in a variety of ways.

The Fraser River was a busy waterway during Canada’s 26th annual Parks Day.

The sandy beaches near the Brae Island campground were the launching areas for boats as visitors tried out kayaking along the Bedford Channel in an event hosted by the Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association.

Other Parks Day events in Langley on Saturday included an afternoon of birds, frogs, butterflies, dragonflies, crafts, and live music in and around Campbell Valley Regional Park’s Nature House, and a clean up of the West Creek Wetland at Glen Valley Regional Park, hosted by the Metro Van and the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS).

Canada’s first Parks Day was in 1990. More than 20 million people visit B.C.’s parks each year.

With 1,029 parks and protected areas, B.C. has the highest percentage of land dedicated to parks and protected areas of any province.

Environment Minister Mary Polak said the day is “a great reminder to get out, explore B.C.’s provincial parks and discover all the amazing things you can see and do in nature.”

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