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Beaver Lake in Stanley Park
 

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Beaver Lake in Stanley Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama showing a view over Beaver Lake, which is found in Stanley Park in Vancouver. This is a very restful place as most of the tourists do not come here. Many of the trees around the edge of the lake have been partially chewed through by beavers and are now protected by mesh wire from future damage. The lake is slowly silting up.

Beaver Lake in Stanley Park - FURTHER INFORMATION

Beaver Lake in Stanley Park - Vancouver visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Beaver Lake in Stanley Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from British Columbia.

Beaver Lake is a natural lake in the middle of Stanley Park in Vancouver. The lake is often called the jewel of the park, a quiet place surrounded by the Beaver Lake Interpretive Trail which is about 1km long. About 30m from the shore is a small 'island', which is actually the beaver lodge. Beaver lake is gradually filling in, a natural process which has been speeded up by the planting of foreign water lilies in the past. Whilst these make the lake picturesque, they increase the infilling rate. Plans are currently under discussion to restore the lake and maintain the rich biodiversity found here. Without intervention, Beaver Lake will fill in completely becoming a swamp within the next 50 years as the natural process of succession towards forest continues.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Bus: W Georgia St FS Gilford St (019, 240, 241, 242, 246, 247, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, N24), Denman St (005, 006, N6).
Skytrain: Burrard St (996, 999) then bus down W Georgia St.



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