Otters play on ice at Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon (VIDEO)

Image: Stanley Park Ecology Society

A pair of river otters were recently spotted playing on the frozen surface of Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park during Vancouver’s most recent ‘deep freeze’.

A video posted by the Stanley Park Ecology Society shows otters having a bit of fun on the ice while being watched by amused park visitors. This occurred this past Sunday, at the tail end of a week of subzero temperatures that caused the lake to freeze.

Video of river otters playing at Lost Lagoon:

Not sure who was having more fun: the river otters or the people watching them at Lost Lagoon this past Sunday! Learn more about Stanley Park wildlife with SPES’ naturalist-guided walks at

Posted by Stanley Park Ecology Society on Wednesday, December 2, 2015


River otters are known to reside in Lost Lagoon and have dug dens along the sides of the lake, with entrances both underwater and above ground. Dens typically consist of a nest of sticks, grass, reeds and leaves.

Video of Stanley Park’s river otters feeding and playing:

Other furry semi-aquatic creatures that live in Stanley Park include the beavers in aptly-named Beaver Lake, although they are occasionally seen in Lost Lagoon as well.

Video of a beaver cleaning itself at Stanley Park’s Beaver Lake:

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