• 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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Condos in Stanley Park

With bee populations in decline throughout British Columbia and beyond, SPES is undertaking a new initiative to help protect one … More

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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

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What’s this?

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

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Taxidermy Trot!

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

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#HeartStanleyPark

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

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Coyotes Couple Up

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

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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

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