Rivers Day

Presented by the Township of Langley and Langley Environmental Partners Society , WaterWeeks is an annual three-week series designed to encourage community involvement in local environmental stewardship.

WaterWeeks’ free events offer many opportunities to explore, engage, and experience the best of Langley’s natural environment – and it all kicks off with the BC Rivers Day Community Festival!

BC Rivers Day Community Festival

Celebrate our local rivers at this family-friendly extravaganza! 

Date: Sunday, September 23
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Place: Derek Doubleday Arboretum
Address: 21200 Fraser Highway

You won’t want to miss live entertainment from Bobs & LoLo, Tony Prophet, and the Ta Daa Lady while enjoying a free hot dog BBQ. You’ll also get to enjoy a costume parade, animal displays, gold panning, face painting, storytime, building a birdhouse, and a climbing wall. 

View the BC Rivers Day poster  

Don’t forget: 

  • Remember to bring your refillable drink container
  • Ride your bike to use free on-site bike valet services
  • Park at Langley Secondary School and use the free Rivers Day shuttle

Everyone is welcome at this free event. No registration required.

WaterWeeks

Beginning Saturday, September 29, the fun continues with WaterWeeks! This year’s events include:

Saturday, September 29
10:00am – 1:00pm 
Jackman Wetlands, 272 Street at 10 Avenue

Plant a tree to encourage healthy habitats. All supplies and refreshments provided. The fun will go on, rain or shine, and sturdy footwear is required. Sponsored by TD Tree Days. Register online at: tdtreedays.com 

Saturday, September 29
10:00am – 3:30pm 
Park and ride from Langley Events Centre

See towering old-growth trees and discover the source of 50% of Langley’s drinking water. Participants must be capable of walking on rough, unsurfaced trail and aged 15 or older. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Presented by Metro Vancouver Watershed Education.

Sunday September 30
10:30am – 1:30pm
Fort Langley

Visit the only breeding facility in the world for this rare and endangered owl species, right here in Langley! Learn about restoring the population of the spotted owl in BC and take the rare opportunity to see a live spotted owl up close! Attendees must be aged 8 years or older. Hosted in partnership with the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program.

Tuesday, October 2
6:00 – 8:00pm
Township of Langley Civic Facility, 20338 – 65 Avenue 

Bring the kids along for this magical look at pollinators – butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and bats! A third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.

Saturday, October 6
9:30am – 12:00pm
West Creek Wetlands – Glen Valley

A guided tour of this 160-acre gem, one of the largest areas of wildlife habitat in Langley. Attendees must be aged 14 or older. To register, call 604-432-6359. Hosted by Glen Valley Watersheds Society and Metro Vancouver Parks.

Wednesday, October 10
Township of Langley Civic Facility, 20338 – 65 Avenue 
7:00 – 9:00pm

At a time when children play more frequently behind screens than outside, this moving and humorous film explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds, investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature, and encourages action for a sustainable future. This event is most suitable for parents and educators.

Thursday, October 11
2:30 – 4:00pm
Walnut Grove Community Park, 89 Avenue and Walnut Grove Drive

Head out to Yorkson Creek and explore the Creekside! Remove garbage to enhance the fish habitat prior to spawning season and help rid the streambanks of invasive plants. All equipment and snacks provided. All ages welcome.

Saturday, October 13
10:00am – 3:00pm
Park and ride from WC Blair Recreation Centre

Take an intimate tour highlighting our local growers and producers and the importance of our local food system. Attendees must be aged 12 or older and physically capable of walking uneven farmland terrain. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Sponsored in part by Vancity.

All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required as space is limited. To register, contact 604-532-3511 or exec_director@leps.bc.ca, unless otherwise specified.

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