October 5, 2019
Heritage Apple Day
March 22, 2019
Come join Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks for their fall celebration: Heritage Apple Day held in Derby Reach Regional Park on October 5 2019. The first Heritage Apple Day was held in 2006. 2019 will be the 14th year of the celebration.
This annual event celebrates and spreads the knowledge of heritage apples and the role apples and orchards played in the early settlement of the Fort Langley area. You can see the remnants of the first settlers’ apple trees planted in 1890’s still standing within the park. According to historic accounts from William Markow and Sharon Meneely, they were mainly “Northern Spy” variety with a cross of “King” variety, as well one of the oldest varieties of apple trees in the park called “Wolf River”.