Pickles the beaver is one of many wildlife orphans who has been helped by Critter Care wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Langley. The organization holds its annual open house on Saturday and Sunday.

Critter Care open house planned for this weekend

It's the one time each year visitors can see the animals wildlife rescue group cares for.

Every year, for two days only, Critter Care wildlife rehabilitation centre opens its gates to the public to let them get up close and personal with B.C.’s injured and orphaned wildlife.

This year the open houses take place on Saturday, July 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The rest of the year, the animals can’t be viewed by the general public.

From seven bear cubs to three river otters and baby skunks too, the centre is hopping busy, said Critter Care founder Gail Martin.

The guided tours to see all the furry babies are always a big draw. This year, guests can see two baby beaver, a record 14 Bambi-like fawns to watching the funny antics of kits (baby raccoons).

That’s why Martin urges people to register for a tour first and that will provide you a time to return for your tour. Then people can enjoy the live entertainment, fun with the firefighters and barbecue lunch.

Lots of activities for kids like the Stilt Walker & Bucky “The Beaver” on Saturday and The Nylon Zoo on Sunday as well as face painting and the “Community Critters” all weekend.

Paws-2-Dance will perform again.

Hari Om Yoga will be there on Sunday for an interactive yoga demonstration. Bring your yoga mats.

Admission is $2 per adult, kids are free.

Critter Care is always happy to receive donations like dish cloths, receiving blankets, paper towels and toilet paper at the entrance. There is plenty of parking. Critter Care is at 481 216 Street in Campbell Valley Park.

Just Posted

VIDEO: People pack the streets for Community Day in Langley City

For the 25th anniversary of the annual event, it incorporated the food truck festival

Pride flag taken down by Township of Langley

Woman said she was told it was removed from her front yard because of a complaint

Langley’s Wyatt twins make Pan Am team

Wyatts back home after completing freshman year at University of Memphis

VIDEO: Beer lovers tip a few for Langley Rotary Clubs

17th Annual Tip ‘n Taste at Cascades Casino serves up craft suds for local charities

Langley Mustang achieves personal best

Local track and field team earn 14 gold medals at successful Jesse Bent Memorial Meet

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

Most Read