Buntzen Lake

BUNTZEN LAKE, 1.82 sq km, is a 30-minute drive east of downtown VANCOUVER, near PORT MOODY at the head of BURRARD INLET. According to Coast Salish (see SALISHAN FIRST NATIONS) tradition, the lake was a refuge for the aboriginals during a great flood. In 1903 the Vancouver Power Co, a subsidiary of BC ELECTRIC RWY CO, built HYDROELECTRIC facilities at the north end of the lake to supply electricity to the city. About 90% of the water for the Buntzen generating station comes via a tunnel from...

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