Lafarge Lake

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Lafarge Lake
Coquitlam Lafarge Lake.jpg
LocationCoquitlam, British Columbia
Coordinates49°17′13″N 122°47′20″W / 49.287°N 122.7889°W / 49.287; -122.7889Coordinates: 49°17′13″N 122°47′20″W / 49.287°N 122.7889°W / 49.287; -122.7889
TypeArtificial lake
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area5 ha (12 acres)
Average depth4 m (13 ft)
Max. depth8 m (26 ft)
Surface elevation31 m (102 ft)

Lafarge Lake is a five-hectare man-made lake, located in Town Centre Park in central Coquitlam, British Columbia. The Evergreen Cultural Centre lies on the southwest corner of the lake, and the Water's Edge Festival is held on the lake shore for 25 continuous hours in March.[1]

The area was originally a quarry, but in the 1970s the land was transferred to the city of Coquitlam, and a successful reclamation project ensued.[2]

The lake is home to many species of waterfowl, as well as beavers, common carp, brown bullhead, bluegill, and is stocked with rainbow trout in the spring and fall.


  1. ^ Water's Edge: Introduction Retrieved on 18 October 2009
  2. ^ Thorson, Janet (9 March 1986). "Lafarge Lake will become Coquitlam's Stanley Park". The Sunday News. p. 3. Retrieved 20 June 2020 – via

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