• Join an educational Nature Walk

    a two hour easy walking tour in Stanley Park

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  • Playing a leadership role

    in the stewardship of Stanley Park’s ecology

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    Image © Peter Woods
  • 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.

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Creatures of the Night delights!

  Creatures of the Night, one of SPES’ longest running programs, returned to the Stanley Park Ghost Train plaza for … More

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Bright Nights Christmas Train!

Get in the spirit of the Holidays – take a train ride through the Stanley Park forest transformed with three million … More

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Gifts for bird nerds!

The Nature House is the best place for you to do your holiday shopping for the birders on your list! … More

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Coexisting with coyotes

Autumn is the dispersal season for many young coyotes living in Vancouver.  As the pups have grown and matured, many … More

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Sound the trumpet!

This summer, the last remaining mute swans were relocated from Lost Lagoon to a more suitable private residence.  Mute swans … More


What’s this?

Oops! Did someone spill brown sugar under the microscope? Actually, it’s spores! Mushroom spores, to be exact. While we can’t … More

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Eaglets get a second chance

In July, two juvenile eagles in Stanley Park were rescued by the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.) after the young … More

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What’s this?

You are looking at the underside of a Douglas fir tree needle. Can you believe the detail? You may have … More

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The Fungus Among Us

The fungus is definitely among us, and this fall is a great time to get out and discover the vast … More


Netting bats in the Park

As summer ends , some of the bigger bats of Stanley Park, like the Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus),  will start … More

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