The final reclamation for the Howe Sound project site is a freshwater recreational lake.
This image (to your right) is of the lake at Carburn Park, formerly a BURNCO gravel pit in Calgary.
“Carburn park is located next to the community of Riverbend on the East bank of the Bow river in S.E. Calgary. It offers several welcoming picnic sites and a paved pathway around ponds that are fed by the Bow river. These ponds attract several varieties of bird life with plenty of benches to observe them from. The park has some interesting trails near the Bow river. Some of these trails will make you forget you’re in a major city. This is one of Calgary’s best parks for nature lovers.” – Calgary Parks
Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam and Albert Dyck Lake in Abbotsford are further examples of reclaimed gravel pits that offer residents and visitors excellent recreational opportunities.
The following brochure was put together to highlight reclamation and rehabilitation projects around the world undertaken at the end of an aggregate pit project.
Rehabilitation and Reclamation Projects link to PDF