British Columbia is seriously one of the most beautiful places ever. And Campbell Valley Park is a great example of what we loved about BC. Just a simple, unassuming little trail minutes from our house.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a place live up to it’s motto more: Super, natural, British Columbia. It really is like stepping into a fairy tale world. In fact, if you’ve ever watched the popular show Once Upon a Time, you’ve stepped into the magical, super, natural world of British Columbia.
Even though the winters are wet and cold, it never stopped us from getting out and onto trails. Even in winter, BC is green and beautiful. Perhaps even more so with everything gleaming from the most recent shower, or sprinkled with snow.
What We Loved about Campbell Valley Park
Well, again, you can’t deny the beauty. It’s also located very conveniently if you’re in the Langley area. This was one of the closest trails to our house, mere minutes away. We also dabbled in the fine, Canadian art of geocaching here. (We found that geocaching was big with a lot of our British Columbian friends.)
But our absolute favorite part about Campbell Valley Park were the local residents.
BC is teeming with wildlife from giant slugs, to raccoons, to coyotes. But, thanks to the influence of my husband, what we’re really interested in is the birds.
If you stumble onto a group of Bowmans in the wild you’re sure to find at least one pair of binoculars and a bird book. So what makes Campbell Valley Park so special for bird lovers?
The extremely accommodating chickadees.
And if you’re lucky, an elusive nuthatch might accept your wares, as well. Visitors to Campbell Valley are often found with a bag of bird seed, getting up close and personal to one of nature’s cuter critters.
There are a lot of things to do with kids in the Vancouver area and we frequented several locations to satisfy our bird watching needs, but Campbell Valley was the only one that made us feel like Cinderella.
Have you been to super, natural British Columbia?