A 234-acre regional park, Vancouver Lake is home to many mating pairs of bald eagles, and serves as a refuge for many types of waterfowl.  Located in the Western part of Vancouver, along Lower River Road and Lakeshore Drive, Vancouver Lake Park is about 2.5 miles long.  The lake was deeded to Port Vancouver in 1919, and became one of the major recreation centers of Vancouver, which it still remains today - serving kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, birdwatching, swimming, and rowing competitions.  It is a shallow lake, not more than 15 feet deep, and adjoins popular Frenchman's Bar Park.