Stanley Park’s Secret: The Nature House

Nestled into the old boat house at Lost Lagoon sits Vancouver’s only ecology centre. The Stanley Park Nature House is easy to miss, but it’s worth seeking out! Free for all visitors, this little gem is a perfect place to stop while you’re in Stanley Park.  Hang out on its plaza to bird watch over Lost Lagoon or duck inside to learn more about Stanley Park and its wildlife. Ask our Nature House Hosts about an animal or plant you’ve seen in the Park, touch animal skulls and pelts, or hang out for crafts and activities in our Kids Corner. 

2016. Samantha Woods. Swallows on Lost Lagoon

Photo of tree swallows taken through a spotting scope on an iPhone at the Nature House (Photo: Samantha Woods)

Our newest exhibit, “Conservation Corner”, offers a comprehensive look at the work SPES and our volunteers conduct in the Park over the year. Find out how we’re working to control invasive species, creatively “upcycling” the plant waste, and creating new habitat like wood duck nest boxes for Park wildlife.

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The new “Conservation Corner” exhibit in the Nature House (Photo: Celina Starnes)

Starting July 1st, our extended hours take effect: the Nature House will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Look for us under the viewing plaza on the southeast corner of Lost Lagoon.