In Metro Vancouver, one of the places we’ve enjoyed exploring is the quaint little village of Fort Langley, where we visited Fort Langley National Historic Site and where I had the best blackberry pie of my life in a cafe-cum-bookstore.
Our recent mini adventure took us back to Langley, but this time to a very different environment. Our sole purpose: To get up close to some adorable alpacas at Kensington Prairie Farm.
According to the farm’s website, the farm breeds, raises and shows Huacaya alpacas, and it also has an on-site boutique which retails apparel, accessories and home decor items made from - you guessed it - alpaca wool.
The farm has a huge field for alpacas to wander around in, but there were a few curious ones nearby that saw us behind the fence waving and saying hello - and to our delight, some of the more adventurous ones decided to approach us. There was a baby alpaca that looked SO FRIGGING CUTE!
If you’d like to see the alpacas in action (and hear me squealing in the background), I have some videos in my Instagram profile highlights under “Vancouver”.
One important thing to know before you go: The farm only runs tours from Mondays to Thursdays (by appointment only) for a fee of $5 per person, and they are open only from Fridays to Sundays. What this means is that they don’t accept walk-in requests for tours on Friday or over the weekend, so it’s best to email or call them to arrange a tour in advance if you so wish.
Also, while the alpacas look like the perfect cuddle buddies, the staff there informed me that it was best not to try to touch them, justtt in case they spit!
So, was this worth the hour-long drive from Vancouver? 110% yes - and I would do it all over again (but probably go for a tour next time)!
Kensington Prairie Farm
1736 248 St, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2C3
Open Friday (12pm-5pm), Saturday (10am-4pm) and Sunday (12pm-4pm)
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