• SPES Day Camps!

    This summer embark on an adventure in the wilds of Stanley Park! 


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    Brian Grover
  • Playing a leadership role

    in the stewardship of Stanley Park’s ecology

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  • Engaging the community

    in collaborative research, education and conservation

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  • Working for wildlife

    by restoring habitat and managing for biodiversity

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    Image © Mark T. White

Our Mission

Stanley Park Ecology Society promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.

Photo credit: Don Enright

Big Trees Weekend – June 20 & 21

  Big Trees Weekend in Stanley Park, June 20 & 21 Celebrating Stanley Park’s hidden giants…a huge success!  Over 100 people … More

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Heron Webcam Spies on Chicks

People are peeking into the nests of Stanley Park’s heron colony with the help of the Park Board’s new heron … More

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Eagles Flying High in Vancouver

by Julie Sims, Nature House Interpreter Stanley Park’s heron colony is noisy enough, but the herons’ croaking squawks escalate to … More


After the Oil Spill

Stanley Park in the Wake of the English Bay Oil Spill by Kathleen Stormont, SPES Communications Specialist On April 8, … More

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Heron Webcam is Live!

A true bird’s-eye-view… Launched today, the Vancouver Park Board heron cam (connected to the City of Vancouver website at vancouver.ca/heroncam) … More


Bringing Back a Bog

HSBC Freshwater Initiatives of Stanley Park supports SPES in restoring a threatened habitat in Stanley Park. An innovative project led … More

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A Different Kind of Volunteer

When you think of volunteering for SPES, you probably don’t picture someone working through the night surrounded by computer screens and piles … More


Run for your Park!

On March 14, 2015 put a little Irish in your step…   Come out for the Running Room’s annual St.Patrick’s … More

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Rainy Weather, Fishy Pleasure

By Brian Titaro, SPES Conservation Technician   It’s September on the wet coast and with that comes the first fall … More

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Stanley Park’s Ugly Duckling

Written & Researched by Emily Stringer, SPES Eco Ranger Volunteer Along the shores of Lost Lagoon You will be wont … More

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Daycamp Programs during Teacher Strike

  September Special for Camp Organizers!  Stanley Park  Fun in the Forest….   Our popular forest-based school programs are available and … More

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Filling in the Forest

While many locals may think of Stanley Park as a robust, old-growth forest, it is in fact an ecosystem that … More


Bringing Back a Creek

SPES is working on a major project under partial funding support by Environment Canada to restore the landscape around Beaver … More


A Poem for the Park

On a warm April day, a poem appeared in chalk on the pavement above the Stanley Park Nature House. Whimsical … More


Vancouver Bird Week 2014

From bird nerd to bird curious, from wise old owl to adventurous tot, there is an event for everyone during … More

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‘Birds and Windows’ Project

Birds and windows don’t mix! Find out how you can help researchers reduce bird-window collisions. It has been estimated that … More

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The herons are back!

We are delighted to report that the Pacific great blue herons have returned to their current nest site in Stanley … More

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Restoration work at Beaver Creek

If you have been walking near Beaver Lake recently you might have seen Stanley Park Ecology Society staff and  volunteers … More

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