• 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.

What’s This?

Is it animal or plant? Alive or not? If you guessed a bryozoan, you are correct! This is a kelp-encrusting … More

Earth Day blows in!

Those who came out for our Stanley Park Earth Day Celebration on April 27 were literally blown away by the … More

How are the herons?

We are now at week #12 of the heron breeding season in Stanley Park, and the chicks continue to grow at an … More

Batting for bats!

It is bat survey season again! The SPES conservation team and volunteers collaborating with BC Community Bat Program (BCCBP) (https://www.bcbats.ca/) … More

Bugs rate water quality in Stanley Park

SPES’s Conservation Technician Meghan Cooling has been busy in Stanley Park’s streams this spring searching for aquatic invertebrates. These spineless … More

Spring Break Eco Camps

This Spring Break, two groups of enthusiastic campers took on an exciting and educational adventure in Stanley Park. SPES led … More

April 17: Love a bat!

Bat Appreciation Day occurs annually on April 17th.  April is a great time of the year to observe bats, as they … More

You otter see beavers!

During March, SPES is hosting evening guided walks to offer a glimpse of the beavers in Stanley Park. Guests will … More

They’re back!

(Cover photo: Martin Passchier) What better day than the Spring Equinox to announce the return of the Pacific Great Blue … More

Just keep diggin….

Stanley Park Ecology Society’s EcoStewards is a fun, free, volunteer-led event which happens every second and fourth Saturday of the … More

Fur flies in Stanley Park!

It hasn’t been spotted in Stanley Park for over a decade, but on February 24, 2019, we received documented evidence … More

What’s This?

Is it a reptile’s skin? A snake’s? A lizard’s? Or maybe those are fish scales? It is the skin of … More

Art + Science = Conservation

Thanks to support from the Greenest City Grants program, SPES’s Youth4Nature program is making a difference for wildlife habitats in … More

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