Beaver Lake is a lake in the middle of Stanley Park. It is starting to fill in with sediment and is mainly covered in foliage. It is very diverse wetland. There is a large beaver dam that can be seen from the main view spot.
The Beaver Lake Trail is a flat, gravel, 1km trail that goes completely around Beaver Lake. There are spots along the trail where you can view the lake.
We recommend that you take a walk around the lake on the trail to enjoy the rich diversity of Beaver Lake.
The Parks Board is considering changes to the lake to return it to a real lake before it dries up.
Yes, there are beavers in Beaver Lake and in the stream that drains the lake. The best time to see Beavers is at dawn or dusk. They are rarely seen during the day.
Beaver Lake is located in the centre of Stanley Park just off of Pipeline Road.
Beaver Lake is located just off of Pipeline Road in the centre of Stanley Park. You can get there by driving north up Pipeline Road either from the Georgia Street Entrance to Stanley Park, or heading south by turning left off of Stanley Park Drive after Lumbermens' Arch.
There is some street parking on Pipeline Road near Beaver Lake. The nearest parkings lots are at the Stanley Park Junction and across Pipeline Road where the works yard and horse barns are.
The primary way to get to Beaver Lake by bicycle is to bicycle up Pipeline Road from the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park.
There are 2 primary ways to get to Beaver Lake in Stanley Park by walking. The main route is walk up Pipeline Road from the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park. This is about a 20 minute walk to get to the trailhead that leads to Beaver Lake. A second way to walk to Beaver Lake is walk their from one of the many trails(e.g. North Creek trail, Lake Trail, South Creek Trail, Tisdall Walk, Ravine Trail) that connect to the Beaver Lake Trail which goes around Beaver Lake.
No, there are no public washrooms near Beaver Lake. The closest public washrooms are at the Stanley Park Pavilion or next to Stanley Park Junction.