The seasons vary at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia - Fall sees many leaves falling from the trees and the city uncovered as the trees become bare.
The Lost Lagoon is a stunning testament to the ecological balance between the city and nature this park provides for many wild creatures.
Filled with informational boards, the walk around this large water feature an accessible path as well as many views of the mountains to the north and the cityscape to the south.
A wide variety of birds and animals can be found in this area as it houses several Swans, a large population of Mallard ducks, Canadian Geese as well as many migratory and seasonal species. This area is especially popular with bird watchers in the spring and fall months when rare species make their way south and north respectively stopping to rest in this oasis.
Most people come to the Lost Lagoon in late spring (April-May) when many chicks float after their parents learning to swim and find food among the turtles resting on the logs and the herons standing still on the water's edge waiting for unsuspecting fish.
Animals such as raccoons frequent the paths begging tourists and locals alike for food, as well as their smaller counterparts, the squirrel. Quiet observation can be fruitful as there is a beaver known to live in the Lagoon evidence by the chewed tree stumps and the lodge on the northern edge of the walk. Be wary in the twilight hours as skunks have been frequently spotted in the area and would not be afraid to defend their territory.
Lost Lagoon is the transition between the hard edges of the city and and Stanley Park and it one of the premeir sites in the park as if offers sanctuary for birds and wildlife as well as nearby residents, locals and visitors who come to the Lagoon to enjoy its peaceful and quiet setting.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Lost Lagoon, Stanley ParkOn the eastern edge of the park near the Stanley Park Causeway
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