The Davies Orchard site is located in Crippen Regional Park. It was planted as an orchard by William Davies in the late 1880s; the fruit was sold to Bowen Island residents -- and shipped to Vancouver. Later, in the early 1900s, Davies rented tents to island visitors. In the 1920s, a number of rental cottages were built.
The current Davies Orchard site measures about 2.3 acres (0.9 ha) and includes open space, road access, pedestrian access, young heritage-variety fruit trees and 10 cottage buildings, in varying states of repair.
During the plannning study, there will be a number of opportunities to provide input on the future of the Davies Orchard site.
Two concept options were developed and presented to the Regional Parks Committee on April 26, 2017. The report is
On Saturday, June 17, from 10 am to noon, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks will hold a Community Conversation where the public is invited to learn more about the two concept options for revitalizing the Davies Orchard area.
* Making the Davies Orchard area more welcoming and upgrading some cottages
*Better views, opportunities to connect with nature and more open space
*New amenities such as nature discovery area, nature trail, picnic facilities, interpretive features and restored Creekside habitat.
We’d like to hear your thoughts and feedback.
Look for us in Davies Orchard, just above the Lady Alexandra Promenade boardwalk