The Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley is a large park located amongst farm land and with a sprawling network of trails for walking, horseback riding, and exploring. The park is also home to the Campbell Valley Downs Equestrian Centre and the historic Langley Speedway. Birdwatching, picnicking, and dog walking are also popular in the park as the easy terrain is perfect for families.
The park has a total of 29km of trails, with some multi-use paths that are shared with horseback riders, such as the long Shaggy Mane Trail that wraps most of the perimeter edges of the park. We just focus on a short loop called the Little River Loop Trail, with a short 1km excursion to the old Langley Speedway site, however you can custom plan your route along many of the other clearly marked trails in the park.
From the circular parking lot, walking to the south end towards a map of the park. Take the trail on the right side and continue southbound as you stroll through the forest, passing the occasional open field. Continue along the trail until you reach the end, where the trail continues onto the South Valley Trail. Go left and onto the raised wooden boardwalks and in the middle, is a small section to walk out on to enjoy the view of the surrounding marsh.
Continue walking along the wooden boardwalk to the other side and back onto the packed gravel trail. At the junction, go right for a 1km each direction side trip out to the old historic Langley Speedway. The Deer Trail passes through an open grassy meadow before passing through a set of trees and coming up on the old race track. The Speedway was an active race track in the 60's, 70's, and early 80's and is one of the few sites in BC to host Nascar events. Walking around the track, you can even see some of the damage along the walls that were caused by crashes.
After checking out the Speedway, head back along the Deer Trail in the direction you came from, rejoining the Little River Loop Trail. The path leisurely heads back towards the parking, crossing a couple of wooden bridges, before exiting the scenic forest.
How to get to Campbell Valley Regional Park
Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver: 1 hour
Campbell Valley Regional Park is located in southern Langley and can be accessed two different ways from Vancouver, depending where you are starting your drive.
Campbell Valley Regional Park via the Port Mann Bridge
This is probably the easiest route to Campbell Valley Park. From Vancouver, make your way east towards Highway #1 and drive onto the highway heading eastbound. Continue through Burnaby, across the Port Mann Bridge, and through Surrey. At the 200th Street Exit (Exit #58), take the southbound exit and continue along 200th Street through Langley. Keep going until you reach 16th Avenue. Turn left and watch for signs to a parking lot on your right.
Campbell Valley Regional Park via Richmond
This route would be quicker if you are located in South Vancouver. Make your way to Oak Street and head southbound towards Richmond, crossing the Oak Street Bridge where the road turns into Highway #99. Continue driving south and take Exit 2A 8th Avenue East (the final exit before the Peace Arch Border) and drive east along 8th Avenue. Go left at 200th Street and then turn right onto 16th Avenue. Once on 16th Avenue, watch for signs on your right for a parking lot to the park.
View a map of Driving directions to Campbell Valley Regional Park.
Camping at Campbell Valley Regional Park
Camping is available at the Camp Cayote Group Site.
Dogs at Campbell Valley Regional Park
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be on-leash in most areas. There are two designated dog off-leash areas located along the southern edge of the park along 4th Avenue. The area near 204th Street is year-round but the area near 208th Street and 4th Avenue is Seasonal and only open October 1st to April 1st. Please ensure you pick up after your dog.
Toilets at Campbell Valley Regional Park
Public toilets are located at the Campbell Downs Equestrian Centre and the South Valley Entrance.
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