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24 Apr, 2013

Campbell Valley Regional Park

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture

There is a lot that’s special about our natural gem, the Campbell Valley Regional Park in South Langley.  Locals know that its extensive network of trails aren’t the only reason to visit the park on a regular basis.  In addition to its 29 km’s of hiking trails, 1 km of biking trails, and 14 km’s of horseback riding trails, there are many other reasons why Campbell Valley is the perfect place to spend a sunny day stretching your legs.

16 Apr, 2013

Earth Day 2013

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism

Did you know that Monday April 22nd is Earth Day?  Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide.  If you haven’t  made plans yet to celebrate or get involved there are some great ways to participate in Langley not just on Earth Day but all week long. You can visit www.earthday.ca for great resources on what we can all do to make a difference.

03 Apr, 2013

From Planting to Plate

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Shopping & Services

What a fantastic stretch of weather we have had this past week.  The flip-flops, shorts and T-shirts seem to have made their way from the back to the front of the closet and there is nothing like that first feeling of sun after far too many months of rain and cool temperatures.  This past weekend I couldn’t help myself and had to make a trip to a local nursery.  A few of my bulbs have popped through in the garden and I wanted to see what other bits of colour I could add.  I had a feeling it might be too early for bedding plants and the very knowledgeable staff I encountered at our local nurseries confirmed that for me.  While it’s safe to say the May long weekend typically marks official planting season, I can’t help wonder how many eager gardeners have taken a leap of faith and planted early.

20 Mar, 2013

The Bates Motel

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Itineraries

I’m embarrassed to say there are two movies from my youth that I know have forever changed me and influenced so many of the decisions I have made.  Both movies are from the ‘60’s suspense/horror Alfred Hitchcock culture – “The Birds” and “Psycho”.   As a result, I’ve never understood people’s desire to be a bird watcher, let alone own a bird, so note to my future husband, don’t even think about buying me a pair of love birds.  I think that is why I have such an obsession with hats – to protect myself from whatever may be flying or dodging from up above.

05 Mar, 2013

A Tour Through Vietnam

Category: Wine & Food

Lately I’ve been finding it hard to come up with anything interesting to cook up for dinner during the week.  I tend to stick with the tried and true favourites and rarely do I experiment with new ingredients, spices or flavours.  A great way to learn some new skills in the kitchen and satisfy all the hungry stomachs at your dinner table is to take part in a local cooking class.  Awhile ago I attended a class with my colleagues, and I think it just may be time to book myself another one!

27 Feb, 2013

Langley Wine Tour

Categories: Agritourism, Wine & Food

You don’t have to ask me twice to join a wine tour through Langley.  A few weeks ago it was parents’ weekend for the Langley Rivermen.  For the past four years we have been a billet family for our local Junior A hockey team, the team recruits players from Canada and the USA and those players need a home away from home during hockey season.  It has been a great experience and part of that is meeting the families of these great young men that call our home, well home for part of the year.  After the parents’ breakfast Saturday morning our billets parents asked about what they could do for the rest of the day, they were thinking of heading into Vancouver to see some sights.  Taylor Henderson, the Director of Operations for the Langley Rivermen heard the question and suggested they tour some of Langley’s wineries.  Now what kind of host would I be if I didn’t offer to go along with them?  Clearly Taylor was thinking the same thing and it took less than a minute for each of us to let our spouses know we were off to play tour guide.

19 Feb, 2013

A Fort Langley Photo Walk

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries

The Birthplace of BC is special for many reasons.  Many find Fort Langley’s historic architecture and quaint village feel appealing for a variety of activities including quiet strolls, treasure hunting, gift shopping, and romantic dining.  Film producers agree and the community is used as a backdrop in numerous TV shows and movies.

12 Feb, 2013

Unique Valentine’s Day Adventures

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries, Wine & Food

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday and people everywhere are making dinner reservations, going shopping and planning a romantic night with a special someone. However if you haven’t made plans for February 14th yet, we have some suggestions on how to celebrate this ‘second largest card-sending holiday of the year’.

06 Feb, 2013

BC’s First Family Day

Category: Activities & Recreation

This year as British Columbian’s we will join our neighbours in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario in celebrating our first Family Day on Monday, February 11th 2013. We are also joining the American states of Nevada and Arizona, the Republic of Vanuatu, Vietnam, and the Australian Capital Territory in official celebrating families on a designated day of the year.  This is a day which has been set aside for families to reconnect and spend some important quality time together all while discovering some of the incredible things B.C. has to offer!

30 Jan, 2013

New Year’s Resolutions

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure where January went.  Were we not all just ringing in 2013, taking down the Christmas tree and excited about a fresh start by making some New Years Resolutions? I read an article a few days ago that said that 80% of New Years Resolutions are broken by January 20th- yikes that seems pretty short lived.   If you find yourself in that boat we thought we could give you some ideas of what you can do in and about Langley to get your resolutions back on track.