A lake at all seasons

I’ve witnessed Lafarge Lake throughout the year, but it’s not a real lake — it’s human made. The location was once a quarry, but in the 1970s it was turned into a lake that’s eight metres at its deepest and covers five hectares.

Lake Lafarge, Coquitlam
Summer on Lake Lafarge, Coquitlam

Just outside Coquitlam City Centre Park where the lake is situated, is a giant frog. According to Trent Hutton, like a tadpole morphing into a frog the old quarry changed into a lake.

LaFarge Lake
Fishers hoping for rainbow trout on Lake Lafarge, Coquitlam

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