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.

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