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Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park
 

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Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Virtual tour showing a view over the Lost Lagoon in Vancouver. This image was taken in June 2012 and shows the view northwards towards Stanley Park from a viewpoint on the southern side behind which are various luxury condominium apartment blocks.

Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park - FURTHER INFORMATION

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

Lost Lagoon is a large body of water at the southern end of Stanley Park in Vancouver. The lagoon is artificial, formed by the enclosure of a shallow bay at the western end of Coal Harbour when a road was built in the early 20th century. In 1929 the pipes linking the lagoon with the harbour were blocked, resulting the the formation of a fresh-water lake. The fountain in the middle of the lake was built in 1936 and restored for the 1986 Expo.

The lake covers 16.6-hectare (41 acre) and is surrounded by a 1.75 km (1.09 mi) walking and cycling trail. It is home to many different birds including Canada geese, numerous species of duck and Great Blue Herons. Every phase of the development of the Lost Lagoon was accompanied by much debate and controversy.

On the northern side of the lagoon is a midden, indicating that First Nations peoples once lived here. It was called Ch'ekxwa'lech (gets dry at times) by the Squamish people. Settlers also lived here until 1916 when the last settlement was removed.

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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