Stanley Park has lots must-see sites, from the seawall to the Vancouver Aquarium and the incredible vistas from Prospect Point. But for many regulars, the park’s most enchanting spot is a humble little pond far from the crowds and the cameras.
Beaver Lake, which really does have resident beavers, is tucked away in a thickly forested zone accessed via walking and biking trails. And now the tiny lake – which is filling up with silt and shrinking every year – has a new lease of life.
The Vancouver park board has just approved a new $2-$6 million plan to save Beaver Lake. The ambitious rescue package calls for extensive dredging of the lake to get rid of all that silt, plus the construction of new boardwalks and viewing platforms for visitors, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun.
While the price tag may seem high, the alternative was losing the lake completely. Continue reading:
Can $6-Million Plan Save Stanley Park’s Beaver Lake?