Trout Lake

Trout Lake trails destination walk

John Hendry Park is best known for its aquatic jewel: Trout Lake. One of only a few lakes within the city of Vancouver, Trout Lake is a popular destination for walkers. A walk around Trout Lake is only 1.2 km, or about 1,574 steps, and will take 15-25 minutes to complete. John Hendry Park is quite large with 27.21 hectares of recreation space. It is located at East 15th Avenue and Victoria Drive in the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood.

Route statistics

Distance 1.2 km
Steps 1574
Elevation change 4 m

Route details

Trout Lake is a popular swimming location and nesting ground for many species of birds. It is stocked with both rainbow and cutthroat trout making it an active site for wildlife. Though Trout Lake is located in the middle of an urban area, the park it is centered in offers a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Peering through the bulrush reeds across the glassy water, it is easy to forget you are in the middle of a thriving metropolis. 

Points of interest

  • Trout Lake Community Centre
  • A variety of vegetation and wildlife
  • Many scenic spots a long the walking route
  • Expansive views of the surrounding park, Trout Lake, and the North Shore mountains


This walk is wheelchair accessible.