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Also this week: Places that Matter plaque presentation # 41 Trout Lake Saturday Oct 27th at noon. Meet at the NW dock and bench at the lake, see map. Skating on the frozen lake was clearly a favourite pastime for many in the city in 1929, so much so that photos like these were taken for Star Publishing Co. Trout Lake was a natural peat bog fed by many streams and home to trout, salmon and beaver. From the 1860s until the city built its Capilano water system in the 1880s, the lake provided water, via a flume, for the boilers at Hastings Mill on Burrard Inlet. The lake and the surrounding land were donated to the Park Board in the 1920s (records show 1926), by Aldyen Hendry Hamber, on the condition it be named for her father, John Hendry, one of the industrialists who had owned the Hastings Mill.
Check out more photos from 1929 and 1891!