Lake Vancouver is the only freshwater wetland on the Vancouver Peninsula and is a significant source of water for fauna in the area. It is found within a Nature Reserve, located on the Vancouver Peninsula, about 200 m west of Goode Beach on Frenchman Bay. Because of its pristine condition and unique position so close to the ocean, the Lake Vancouver wetland is listed in the South Coast Significant Wetlands Database and is currently being used as a case study to help determine wetland buffer zone guidelines for Western Australia.
Public access has only been allowed to this amazing fresh water lake since 2012 which has contributed to its unique and pristine condition. It really is an amazing spot to visit, relatively untouched by humans and protected for future generations to enjoy. The Frenchmans Bay Association erected a Bird Hide to share this natural wonder with locals and tourists alike and encourage an appreciation of the wetlands and bird life. It is accessible from La Perouse Road in Goode Beach, or from the car park nearby with access to the beach which winds around the back end to meet up with the bird hide track walk.