Prospect Lake

Beautiful Prospect Lake is home to a lucky few who live there. It is a popular swimming, fishing and boating destination for many others.

Please help to keep the lake enjoyable for everyone. Respect natural areas and private property. Follow the regulations [PDF - 14 MB].

South Prospect Lake Park Trail


There are four public lake access points:

Whitehead Park

Seasonal Toilet Locations

Boating and Waterskiing

A number of bylaws and regulations apply:


The lake is a popular fishing destination. It’s stocked with 1,000 – 5,000 rainbow trout each year.

Protect Sensitive Habitat and Lake Health When Boating

  • Travel slowly in shallow waters.
  • Do not disturb wildlife.
  • Avoid contact with underwater vegetation.
  • Minimize your boat wake – it can cause shore line erosion.
  • Do not throw trash or cigarette butts overboard – garbage is deadly to fish and birds.
  • Do not throw fish waste overboard.

 Learn how to keep the lake clean and healthy [PDF - 59 KB].

Natural Areas Restoration Volunteer Groups

Prospect Lake has a number of natural areas and an active volunteer community.  The Todd Creek riparian area in Whitehead Park is an example of the good work they do.

Todd Creek after invasive willows removal

The Prospect Lake Preservation Society (PLPS)

Established in 2008, the PLPS has worked to:

  • Improve the lake’s biological health
  • Reduce invasive species (bull frogs, golden willowEurasion milfoil)
  • Promote safe lake recreation
  • Improve community lake access and community communication

Friends of Tod Creek Watershed

The Friends of Todd Creek Watershed support many restoration projects around the Prospect Lake watershed area.

The Prospect Lake and District Community Association

You can get more information about the lake and its community from the community association.

Bylaws and Regulations

Park and lake use is subject to a number of bylaws and regulations [PDF - 65 KB].