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.

Houses along Park Road (later Lagoon Drive), looking south; November 6, 1917 [Left to right: 810 Park Road; 2003 Haro Street; 2015 Haro Street; 886 Park Road]. Detail from Coal Harbor Vancouver. Height of Water in Upper End 9 ft. above. Zero; Vancouver City Archives; PAN N54.

Houses along Park Road (later Lagoon Drive), looking south; November 6, 1917 [Left to right: 810 Park Road; 2003 Haro Street; 2015 Haro Street; 886 Park Road]. Detail from Coal Harbor Vancouver. Height of Water in Upper End 9 ft. above. Zero; Vancouver City Archives; PAN N54.

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.” (See Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, page 67.)

Vancouver Sun, July 5, 1929, page 12, column 1 [edited image].

Vancouver Sun, July 5, 1929, page 12, column 1 [edited image].

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.

West side of Park Road, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, plate 62, Chilco Street to Burrard Inlet to Stanley Park boundary to Pendrell Street; Vancouver City Archives; 1972-582.37; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-62-chilco-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-pendrell-street.

West side of Park Road, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, plate 62, Chilco Street to Burrard Inlet to Stanley Park boundary to Pendrell Street; Vancouver City Archives; 1972-582.37; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-62-chilco-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-pendrell-street.

 

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