Recent developments with this project
Consultant team conducting additional investigations
Beginning in 2016 - The consultant team has been undertaking additional field investigations that will inform detailed design and working drawings, expected mid-2017. Working around sensitive environmental windows, such as bird nesting, these investigations include additional sediment analysis, geotechnical analysis, and exploring alternate sources of water.
Park Board adopts concept plan
October 27, 2014 – The Park Board approved the plan to restore and maintain Beaver Lake in as natural a state as possible, reflecting direction from the public and First Nations. The plan calls for dredging the lake, creating islands for mammal and fish habitat, and building viewing platforms and a boardwalk.
Project team developing the preferred concept
August 5, 2014 – We have reviewed your commentary on the lake-enhancement proposals that we presented in November 2013. We are now developing a preferred concept that we will recommend to the Park Board for approval in October 2014. The concept would be built in phases. Funding is being considered as part of the Park Board 2015-2018 Capital Plan.
Tell us what you think about the proposal for enhancing Beaver Lake
November 21, 2013 - If you were unable to attend our open houses on November 21 or 23, you can still tell us what you think about our proposed plan for enhancing Beaver Lake. Please review the proposal in the "Documents" tab, and then fill out our questionnaire.
The questionnaire is open until December 31, 2013.
Attend the late November open houses on Beaver Lake's future
November 5, 2013 – The scientific investigation of Beaver Lake is underway and the consultant team is creating recommendations on how to enhance it in an ecological and culturally sensitive way. Come to the November 21 or 23 open house to review and comment on options developed by the consultant team.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Lobby, Coal Harbour Community Centre, 480 Broughton Street
Date: Saturday, November 23, 12:00 noon – 4:00pm
Location: English Bay Room (upstairs), West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Park Board retains a consultant to study how to restore the lake
April 24, 2013 – A team of consultants led by AquaTerra Environmental Ltd. was awarded the contract and will complete wildlife and vegetation assessments of Beaver Lake in spring and summer 2013.
November - December 2012 – The Park Board announced a bidding opportunity for a consultant to:
- Assess Beaver Lake vegetation and wildlife
- Develop options for a public consultation process on protecting Beaver Lake's biodiversity and aesthetic value
- Report back to the Board with a recommended vision and strategy to save the lake
Stanley Park Ecological Action Plan prioritizes Beaver Lake infilling
January 2011 – The Park Board unanimously approved the Stanley Park Ecological Action Plan to improve the ecological integrity of the park. One of the five priority areas of concern includes Beaver Lake's rapid infilling. The Plan stresses the importance of protecting and enhancing rivers, lakes, and wetlands within Stanley Park.