F.H. Barber Park is approximately 1 km west of Laidlaw and comprises of 5 hectares of Fraser River floodplain bordering Jones Creek, the CNR tracks and the Fraser River.
This class “A” provincial park was established in 1978 and is one of the two major public accesses to the Fraser River between Chilliwack and Hope. The park is situated in coastal Western hemlock biogeoclimatic zone with vegetation representative of the undisturbed Fraser floodplain. Black cottonwood, broadleaf maple and red alder are interspersed with red cedar and western hemlock. Salmonberry shrubs form much of the dense understory.
Many bird species frequent these treed areas along the Fraser. Semi-precious stones, including agate, jadeite and jasper may be found among the cobbles and boulders deposited along the shoreline.