Lakes in Montreal

Beaver Lake (Montreal)

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The Beaver Lake (French: Lac aux Castors) is an artificial basin fitted in 1938 on former swamp located on the Mount Royal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was designed by architect Frederick Todd.

It takes its name from the fact that former Beavers dam were discovered during work.

Description

Long about 200 metres (660 ft) of 150 metres (490 ft), Beaver Lake is shaped like a four-leaf clover. Shallow, it is emptied in winter to serve as outdoor rink.

The surroundings of the lake are equipped for various recreational activities: skating and sliding in the winter, vast lawns summer.

History

The pavilion Beaver Lake

Built between 1956 and 1958, inaugurated in 1961, the flag of the Beaver Lake is located west of the lake. Designed by architects Hazen Sise and Guy Desbarats, it was considered at the time of its construction as one of the most innovative buildings in Montreal, with its corrugated roof and large windows. It has been renovated in 2005-2007.

The pavilion houses a restaurant named The Pavilion.

In 2007, the Ordre des architectes du Québec (Order of Architects of Quebec) awarded the Excellence Award in architecture to architects Pierina Saia and Réal Paul and to the City of Montreal for conservation and heritage restoration of Beaver Lake Pavillon.

See also

  • List of rivers and water bodies of Montreal Island

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Jill
8 December 2009
Spontaneously rent skates mid-winter walk
Marion P
18 October 2014
En été c'est une place idéale pour aller faire un picnic et en hiver le lac devient une grande patinoire!
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0.1km from Lac aux Castors perimeter path, Montreal, QC H3H 1A2, Canada

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