Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association is a group of individuals who love the parks. We come from all walks of life and have different interests within the parks, but we all share a desire to ensure these green spaces endure for generations to come. The association promotes education, conservation, and recreation that is compatible with conservation. Volunteers promote fun events, such as the annual Heritage Apple Day, where the community can learn about agricultural heritage and the historic centenarian orchards.

Join us for other fun activities–you can sign up for a nature walk, or help promote lovely green mossy trails in the parks for the differing needs of various users: walkers, cyclists, runners, disabled users, horse riders, and dog walkers.  

DRBIPA is working hard to provide the public with educational and volunteer opportunities.  The organization works closely with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks to promote and protect the finest regional park system on our continent. Help plant new shrubs to stop erosion on Brae Island, or pull out ivy that is climbing trees and smothering native plants on the forest floor. Through Pacific Parklands FoundationDRBIPA can accept donations and issue tax receipts.   Email DRBIPA to become a member or check out volunteer activities.  How to become involved.

Heritage Apple Day 2016

Thank you to all our partners and sponsors for making Heritage Apple Day 2016 a success.  We hope the visitors to the event enjoyed it and got to taste some wonderful old variety apples (or jump in the hay!).  Head down to our suppliers to stock up on your favourites for the fall and winter months.  See everyone next year!

Annie’s Orchard 4092 248 st. Langley (604 856 3041)

Dave’s Orchard 5910 216 st. Langley (604 534 9979)

Derry’s Orchard and Nursery (604 856 9316)

Urban Fruitery (604 613 3799)


DRBIPA gratefully acknowledges the support of  Pacific Parklands Foundation, Tourism Langley, and Save On Foods for Heritage Apple Day