• 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.

Stanley Park’s Beautiful Bog

If you asked people what habitats Stanley Park is famous for they might suggest forest, rocky shorelines, lakes and even … More

BioBlitz the Park!

Ever wonder what animals are living in the tree tops of Stanley Park?  How about under the waves just off … More

What’s This?

A cache of skulls? Could this be the leftovers from a feast for crows…?  You are looking at the contents … More

School Programs Wrap Up

Thanks to all teachers who booked with us for the 2016/17 school year! With your help we delivered: 224 field trips to … More

The Strife with Loosestrife

Winning the battle against Lythrum salicaria: Purple loosestrife, a highly invasive riparian invasive species in our region, has plagued the habitats … More

Summer at the Nature House

On a rainy spring weekday, the entire Public Education & Outreach team undertook “The Great Nature House Cleanup”—mounting new walls, … More

Giant and Dangerous!

Giant hogweed is a harmful invasive plant that exists in a few managed locations in Stanley Park. The fast-growing perennial … More

Parks Canada & SPES Team Up

This past May, seven Parks Canada ecologists from all over Canada paid a visit to SPES while in town for … More

Heron Chicks in a Flap

Great blue heron chicks typically start fledging–and leaving the nests–after about 60 days.  Some of the oldest chicks in the … More

You could win $10,000 for SPES!

SPES is in overdrive preparing for a busy summer of research, daycamps, a huge citizen science Bioblitz, habitat stewardship, and … More

Stop the Invasion!

Become a MONTHLY DONOR and help us manage invasive species in Stanley Park:      

Barn Swallows Under Threat

In the eaves of the Stanley Park horse barn of Vancouver’s mounted police squad sit 71 little mud nests belonging to … More

From Muck to Marsh with HSBC

Last year a total of 21 HSBC volunteers helped restore the riparian (shoreline) habitat of Ceperley Creek by removing invasive … More

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