Lagoon Drive (Park Road)

West side of Chilco Street and Park Road [later Lagoon Drive] - Detail from City of Vancouver Archives - Dist P158 - [Northeast view of the West End from Nelson and Chilco Streets]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/northeast-view-of-west-end-from-nelson-and-chilco-streets;rad

West side of Chilco Street and Park Road [later Lagoon Drive] – Detail from City of Vancouver Archives – Dist P158 – [Northeast view of the West End from Nelson and Chilco Streets]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/northeast-view-of-west-end-from-nelson-and-chilco-streets;rad

Lagoon Drive is a short street that runs southwest from the intersection of Robson Street to the edge of Stanley Park.

 

Source of name

Lagoon Drive was originally called “Park Road,” presumably because it was so close to Stanley Park.

However, the street is also near Lost Lagoon, which was formerly a salt-water inlet that became a man-made fresh-water lake in 1929.

In 1929, Vancouver City Bylaw no. 2014 changed the name of Park Road to “Lagoon Drive.” Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, p. 67.

 

Haro Street and Park Road - Macaulay and Nicholls advertisement - Vancouver Province - October 24 1908 - page 10

Haro Street and Park Road – Macaulay and Nicholls advertisement – Vancouver Province – October 24 1908 – page 10

 

2000 Block Haro Street - Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

2000 Block Haro Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

 

810 Park Road (Lagoon Drive)

823 Park Road (Lagoon Drive)

835 Park Road (Lagoon Drive)

847 Park Road (Lagoon Drive)

 

 

 

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