• 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.

Condos in Stanley Park

With bee populations in decline throughout British Columbia and beyond, SPES is helping to protect one of Stanley Park’s most … More

Celebrating Solstice in Style

In the midst of a bewildering cold snap and more snow than Vancouver could handle, the Stanley Park Ecology Society … More

What’s this?

This hairy leg belongs to… …a crane fly! What you see here is the tibia of one of their six … More

Taxidermy Trot!

Throughout the year, a great horned owl, a northern pygmy owl, and a common merganser are just a few of … More


This Valentine’s Day, give your beloved a memorable and unique Stanley Park experience…for free! There’s nothing more romantic than a … More

Coyotes Couple Up

Winter is upon us.  As we humans hunker down indoors with a warm beverage and a blanket during the long … More

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

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

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

Coexisting with coyotes

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

Sound the trumpet!

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

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  • We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia