Derby Reach Park in Langley
Derby Reach Regional Park is the home of the original Hudson’s Bay Company Fort Langley site. The historic site is preserved within the southern end of the park and can be accessed via the Houston Trail.
The park can be found at 21801 Allard Crescent in Langley. There are two parking lots for Derby Reach Park: one at the Edgewater Bar area and another in the historic area close to the Fort to Fort Trail entrance.
Interestingly, Derby Reach Park is one of the only regional parks in Metro Vancouver to allow camping overnight. Other amenities at the park include a reservable picnic shelter, washrooms and designated campfire rings.
Trails and Hiking
Derby Reach Regional Park contains a network of trails in the Edgewater Bar section and the Historical section of the park. The trails here also connect with Langley’s Fort to Fort Trail, which leads down towards the town of Fort Langley. With minimal elevation gain, this park is perfect for a leisurely walk through nature.
If visitors decide to hike the whole park doing a loop through Edgewater Bar and the Historic section, the total trail length is around 8 kilometres.
Dogs are permitted on-leash on the trails within Derby Reach Park. There is also an off-leash dog area on the west side of the Edgewater Bar area of the park.
Camping at Derby Reach
Camping is available in Derby Reach Park in the Edgewater Bar section. There are 38 sites that are available on a first-come first-served basis. At each site, visitors are permitted to have up to two cars and two tents.
Reservations are usually required and cost $25 per group per night (although only $22 for seniors and people with disabilities). Reservation information and other details can be found on the Edgewater Bar Camping website.
For more details about the park visit Metro Vancouver’s Derby Reach Regional Park page.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Fort Langley Historic Site
- The Town of Fort Langley
- Vancouver Parks and Nature
- Places for a Walk, Jog or Cycle