Create a personalized day-by-day trip in moments

Today: All day
This Week
Sunday:All day
Monday:All day
Tuesday:All day
Wednesday:All day
Thursday:All day
Friday:All day
Saturday:All day

Fountains & Fowl

Edging Vancouver's great urban wilderness of Stanley Park, Lost Lagoon is a sprawling artificial lake that serves as one of the city's best spots for an afternoon idyll. Anchored by the historic Jubilee Fountain (built to commemorate Vancouver's Golden Jubilee in 1936), Lost Lagoon's a birdwatching hotspot: Canada geese, mute swans (exotic but gorgeous), and sundry ducks ply its waters, while frozen-still great blue herons are common sights along the shoreline.

You can hike your way all around the lagoon on the circumambulating trail, a stroll that often flushes out a raccoon or two. Meanwhile, the Stanley Park Nature House at the water's edge offers interpretive exhibits on the area's ecology.

Open in Google Maps: Lost Lagoon, Vancouver

More in Vancouver

The Seawall

Vancouver has the privilege to have the world's longest uninterrupted waterfront greenway. The... Read more

Vancouver Urban Winery

The British Columbia countryside is chockfull of superb wineries, but you don't have to leave... Read more