Welcome to the BC Rivers Day StoryWalk®

For over 30 years, BC Rivers Day has been a Township of Langley tradition. This year, to celebrate local rivers and streams, to educate the public about the need to protect our environment and to raise awareness about the importance of ecosystems and wildlife habitats, the Township of Langley and Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) are pleased to present a StoryWalk® along the Salmon River in Williams Park, located at 68 Avenue and 238 Street. The installation will be in place through mid-October on a flat, accessible, stroller-friendly trail suitable for all-ages and abilities.

The StoryWalk® features the children’s story book Run Salmon Run by Bobs & LoLo:

Run Salmon Run is a lyrical tale that follows the life cycle of wild Pacific Salmon from tiny eggs to full-grown adults and back again. As the salmon story circles, bright, playful illustrations provide the perfect backdrop for children to discover and learn. Follow the salmon from their home stream in the forest to the shores of the sea to the open ocean in this inspiring journey of adventure and purpose.

Hardy, R., Pond, L., & Smith, L. J. (2014). Run Salmon Run (1st ed.). Bobolo Productions Inc.

What is a StoryWalk®?

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Learn more about StoryWalk® via the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

What is BC Rivers Day?

BC Rivers Day takes place annually on the fourth Sunday of September. The celebration encourages people of all ages to become good environmental stewards and promotes the importance of protecting our waterways and ecosystems.

BC Rivers Day is part of the World Rivers Day celebration. Learn more about World Rivers Day.

Where can I learn more about Run Salmon Run?

Run Salmon Run authors Bobs & LoLo are five-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters, story tellers, as well as creators and stars of the upbeat, musical preschool series – Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo.

Bobs & LoLo graciously provided permission for their storybook, Run Salmon Run, to be included in this StoryWalk® installation. Learn more about the authors, Run Salmon Run, and their family-friendly media at Bobs & LoLo.

Find out more about the watercourses in Langley and get involved in local environmental stewardship by visiting the LEPS website, and learn more about being water conscious in the Township at WaterWise.

We hope you enjoy the story!

Engineering Division