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    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 through collaborative leadership in environmental education, research, and conservation in Stanley Park.

We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.

Coyote Conflicts in Stanley Park

Food Handouts Lead to Heartbreaking Outcomes for Wildlife SPES began 2021 with a difficult wildlife situation that quickly escalated over … More

Job Posting: Executive Director

REPORTS TO Board of Directors Description  The Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) has been promoting awareness of and respect for … More

Working for Wetlands

SPES’s “Freshwater Initiatives in Stanley Park” project supports critical wetland habitat Lakes, streams, bogs, wet meadows and ponds comprise Stanley … More

Be Bat Aware!

The BC Community Bat Program is reminding people to please report any bat activity seen this winter and please keep any dead bat so it … More

State of the Park Report 2020

The State of the Park Report for the Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park 2020 (SOPEI) is now available here! SPES … More

NEW! Stanley Park Life List

Stanley Park is home to many organisms. Knowing what lives here helps us protect them and support their habitat needs. … More

The NEW Nature House is OPEN!

A refreshed exhibit weaves together local wildlife and Stanley Park stewardship Less than a kilometre from the bustling city centre, … More

Craft a Bee B&B!

Buzz over to our online video below to check out how to make a fun craft with recycled materials you … More

Important Update from SPES

Dear Supporters and Friends,  The safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, supporters, friends, and guests is of utmost importance to … More

SPES AGM – Tue, October 22

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Doors open … More

Ch-ch-changes

At SPES we’re marking the changing season with some exciting changes of our own. Our Education Department (school programs and … More

Weaving together youth and nature

By Jeannine Johnstone, Stewardship Coordinator Since July 2018, SPES’s Youth4Nature-StanleyPark program has been connecting marginalized youth to nature through a … More

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