Starting at the bottom most part of Lost Lagoon on the southern side near the dilapidated information board, there is a path that takes you south along the waterfront of the lagoon. Be on lookout as this trail hides some very interesting creatures. This pathway is home to upwards of thirty raccoons hiding amidst the shrubbery waiting for the friendly passerby to feed them.
Be forewarned there is a maximum $5000 penalty if you are caught feeding wildlife in this park but many visitors and regulars have for years fed these docile creatures so they have no fear of humans as many of these species do in the wild, they in fact will come right up to most hikers throughout the park to the delight of many who have never seen these elusive night crawlers.
These playful furry creatures are very attracted to the sound of rustling plastic bags and will usually come out of hiding to paw at them. Best times to see these creatures are from mid morning to dusk (although they can be out at all hours) and baby raccoons can be seen from late spring to early fall.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Raccoons near Stanley park's Lost Lagoon, Vancouver, CanadaCan be found on the south and west side of Lost Lagoon from the concrete bridge to the information board (gravel walkway)
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