COVID-19 Updates and Response

Stanley Park Ecology Society’s (SPES) public programs are re-opening as the provincial government allows. Safety measures are in place and our program formats reflect this “new normal.”

We are closely monitoring guidelines from the provincial government and health authorities to provide a safe environment for SPES staff, volunteers, members and program participants. We will update you here as new information becomes available.

Safety Measures

  • A COVID-19 Office Safety Plan and Safety Protocols for each SPES department are posted below and available by request from the SPES Health and Safety Representative ( or 604-257-6908).
  • The number of people inside SPES offices and program spaces is limited (occupancy limit is posted on every room); program participant numbers in field activities are similarly limited.
  • Social distancing guides and directional arrows are taped on the floors of SPES premises.
  • Handwashing instructions are posted beside all sinks in SPES bathrooms and kitchen.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are set up for staff, volunteers and program participants to use in the event that soap and water are not available.
  • Staff practice and promote everyday preventive behaviours including frequent hand washing.
  • Common areas including doors, hallways, desks, meeting rooms, bathroom and kitchen areas are regularly disinfected .
  • Plexiglass shields are installed at staff desks where frequent social interactions are necessary.
  • The front door to SPES’s office is locked at all times and visitors enter at staff discretion.

Service Updates

  • The Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon is now OPEN. Check out our new “Interwoven” exhibit, Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Public programs will restart this summer. Visit our Events Calendar for program information and registration. Programs include Summer Day Camps, online workshops, and EcoStewards (our volunteer habitat enhancement events in Stanley Park).
  • Room Rentals (the Salmonberry Room, Heron Room, and Nature House) are paused until September 1, 2020. For more information or to book a room after September 1st, please email Michael Murray at Note: Room capacities will be adjusted to reflect COVID-19 safety precautions.
  • Private group stewardship events in Stanley Park are once again available to book through the Stewardship Coordinator at or 604-718-6547. Group sizes will adhere to current health authority recommendations. Stewardship events engage participants in invasive species removal, habitat restoration and enhancement to maintain Stanley Park’s natural areas, while offering a venue for group team building, skill building and learning.

Safety Protocols