• 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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What’s this?

This photo shows the veins of a decaying leaf, also called a leaf skeleton. The veins not only transport material … More

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They camped where?!

At some point in your life you may have thought: Wouldn’t it be great to camp in Stanley Park – … More

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Heron Update: Time to Fly!

The Stanley Park heron colony is an exciting place to be right now.  Many of the chicks are 12-14 weeks … More

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Ask an EcoRanger

Throughout July and August, SPES’ EcoRangers will be roving Stanley Park providing visitors with nature interpretation, wildlife viewing tips and advice, … More

Photo Credit: Mark White

Wetlands Working for You!

With over a meter of rain fall in Vancouver each year, storm water management is a key priority for city planners … More

Photo Credit: Michael Schmidt

An Eye on Eagles

Summer is upon us and so are our newest eaglets of 2016! Currently, two of the three nesting pairs in … More

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Discovery Walks: Goodbye & Hello!

SPES’ Discovery Walks program, running for over a decade, helps Park visitors interpret and experience Stanley Park’s rich geologic, natural, … More

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Capitalizing on Kids’ Curiosity

Can you imagine a curriculum focused less on memorized knowledge from a textbook and more on developing skills for critical … More

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Bird/Window Study Needs YOU!

Bird collisions with windows are a leading cause of bird mortality, killing up to an estimated 42 million birds/year in … More

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Fences Grow Along Lost Lagoon

On the west side of Lost Lagoon, SPES’ Stanley Park Eco Stewards, in collaboration with environmental artist Sharon Kallis, have been … More

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Heron Chicks Hatch

As warmer weather, sunshine, and spring arrive at Stanley Park, the Pacific great blue heron colony is turning its attention … More

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Coyote Pupping Season is Here

Spring is the denning season for coyotes living in Vancouver.  With new pups to feed and protect, coyotes are more … More

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