Metro Vancouver, BC
The Maplewood Creek site restoration and habitat construction project was a successful collaboration between Metro Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. This well received restoration was dubbed ‘Disneyland for Fish’ by District staff for its suitability to the habitat requirements of the fish.
Design of this functioning habitat included two fish-spawning ponds, riffles, fish shade structures, a cedar log crib wall planted with willow live stakes, riparian planting, significant earthwork, gravel pathways and an overlook at the Seymour River. Today, visitors would be surprised to know that the site houses a large sub-grade vault, two large below-grade drinking water pipes and various other utilitarian structures.