parks

Laara Cerman spend a few months creating the new glockenspiel art sculpture that’s being unveiled in Langley City Park. (Langley City/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Celebrating new art piece at City Park Tuesday afternoon

It’s a piece of artwork with musical powers that’s been erected near the Al Anderson Pool

 

The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)

As snow melts, angel emerges once again on Mt. Cheam

Many stories surround the snow and the mountain herself

 

Derby Reach Regional Park on the Fraser River. (Langley Advance Times files)

Biologist gives talk and tour on fish in Derby Reach Park

An expert on local endangered fish is talking about wildlife and the environment

 

People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Park use in Canada soared during COVID, creating challenges for cities, survey finds

Cities report extra costs during the pandemic due to increased maintenance and staffing

People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park nears endangered status

UNESCO says industry, poor governance ‘likely’ endanger Canadian World Heritage site

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER: Langley park drinking pilot article should not be next to drunk confrontation article

Having the stories on the same page shows bias against public drinking, letter writer argues

  • Jun 7, 2021
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association has introduced an app for park users. (Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association/Facebook)

There’s an app for that: New way to enjoy Langley parks

Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association introduces online tool

Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association has introduced an app for park users. (Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association/Facebook)
A North Langley resident would like to see biking trails through local greenspace. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Langley could have great mountain bike trails

Local youth would probably like to help design and build trails in the woods

  • May 3, 2021
A North Langley resident would like to see biking trails through local greenspace. (Black Press Media file)
William Shi took this picture recently at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Located in South Langley, this is a regional park maintained by the Metro Vancouver regional parks. It was formed from six historical farm plots, with portions set aside for the Langley Tree Farm and scout Camp McLean and kilometres of walking, cycling, and horseback riding trails among other amenities. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Does Langley have enough parks?

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  • Apr 29, 2021
William Shi took this picture recently at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Located in South Langley, this is a regional park maintained by the Metro Vancouver regional parks. It was formed from six historical farm plots, with portions set aside for the Langley Tree Farm and scout Camp McLean and kilometres of walking, cycling, and horseback riding trails among other amenities. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Edgewater Bar in Derby Reach Regional Park could get brand new washrooms soon, if the ALC approves. (Maureen Jeknavorian/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Popular Langley riverside park could get new toilets

Bye-bye, outhouses at Edgewater Bar?

Edgewater Bar in Derby Reach Regional Park could get brand new washrooms soon, if the ALC approves. (Maureen Jeknavorian/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Winter or spring, the Derek Doubleday Arboretum is a “lovely” place to walk and appreciate nature, says Langley’s Joy Ruffeski, who captured this picture of the Rotary Club interpretive centre just after sunrise recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Mar 23, 2021
Winter or spring, the Derek Doubleday Arboretum is a “lovely” place to walk and appreciate nature, says Langley’s Joy Ruffeski, who captured this picture of the Rotary Club interpretive centre just after sunrise recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Regional Park will be home to a child-friendly nature gnome tour in March. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove Regional Park home to gnome-guided tours for children

Families can sign up for nature-themed events happening throughout spring break in March

Aldergrove Regional Park will be home to a child-friendly nature gnome tour in March. (Special to The Star)
Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)

Famous Dude Chilling Park sign stolen again in East Vancouver

The Parks Board will replace the apparently popular sign for at least the third time

Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)
Walnut Grove photographer Rebecca Harper shared a picture of this mallard swimming around recently in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Feb 16, 2021
Walnut Grove photographer Rebecca Harper shared a picture of this mallard swimming around recently in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

B.C. premier says calling for closure of Peace Arch State Park a federal responsibility

Horgan said he would ‘take action’ if Canada-U.S. border park is flagged as problem by PHO

A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Former park warden George Mercer has turned to writing fiction since his retirement and move to Vancouver Island. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Into The Wild With Writer George Mercer

A passion for parks sets the backdrop for novel series

  • Jan 6, 2021
Former park warden George Mercer has turned to writing fiction since his retirement and move to Vancouver Island. Photograph by Lia Crowe
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)

Great Hikes Around the Lower Mainland

5 unforgettable trails to try, all just a short drive from Vancouver

  • Dec 22, 2020
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)
Wout Brouwer expressed his gratitude to the Metro Vancouver regional parks department for keeping the Houston Trail in Fort Langley in such “great shape.” They recently repaired a section of the trail that was “seriously eroded” and built what Brouwer calls a “beautiful, rustic fence.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 27, 2020
Wout Brouwer expressed his gratitude to the Metro Vancouver regional parks department for keeping the Houston Trail in Fort Langley in such “great shape.” They recently repaired a section of the trail that was “seriously eroded” and built what Brouwer calls a “beautiful, rustic fence.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Julie Vantol was compelled to grab a picture of the fall colours at William’s Park in Langley during a recent stroll. “Oh, the colours!” she said. “We were hoping to see some salmon spawning, but didn’t get to that day. [I] was totally enamoured with the piles of colourful leaves everywhere, even on top of the pond. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 15, 2020
Julie Vantol was compelled to grab a picture of the fall colours at William’s Park in Langley during a recent stroll. “Oh, the colours!” she said. “We were hoping to see some salmon spawning, but didn’t get to that day. [I] was totally enamoured with the piles of colourful leaves everywhere, even on top of the pond. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sav Dhaliwal, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Metro announces 56 hectares of new park land in Pitt Meadows

Plans to ‘create a vast and stunning park complex’

Sav Dhaliwal, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. (Neil Corbett/The News)