An EcoRanger is giving a cyclist directions on a map of Stanley Park. (Photo by Jolien Kirchner)

Summer visitors to Stanley Park benefit from an exciting volunteer program known as EcoRangers. The EcoRanger Program is designed to raise awareness and appreciation of Park wildlife and vegetation, and to educate visitors about appropriate behaviour in the Park. During the summer months, as uniformed volunteers, the EcoRangers roam around the Park, greeting visitors, answering questions and providing information on a wide range of topics.  

Every year, we welcome new EcoRangers and offer orientation and training to animate and extend our presence in Stanley Park.

We encourage youth, local residents and people interested in the natural world to benefit from staff expertise about animals, plants and the beauty of Stanley Park. Spring training requires a commitment for summer shifts at the Nature House and setting up pop up education stations.  EcoRangers learn valuable community engagement skills as well as increase their own knowledge about Stanley Park. 

Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon 

The Nature House is the public’s ecological information centre in Stanley Park. Our Nature House staff and volunteers answer questions about the Park’s natural and social history, enabling residents and visitors to enjoy the Park more thoroughly.  A variety of programs are offered within Stanley Park including interpretive walks that begin at the Nature House.  

Open 10am – 4pm on weekends year round, with extended summer hours.

Nature House volunteers are people with a keen desire to learn more and share about Stanley Park. Under the supervision of the Nature House Staff, they answer questions from the public, assist in the creation of educational displays, and do as much as they can to learn about the natural and social history of Stanley Park. All Nature House volunteers receive hands-on training and are expected to work at the Nature House at minimum once a month for a 4 hour shift.

Two roving EcoRangers walking around Lost Lagoon, ready to engage and educate the public. (Photo by Jolien Kirchner)