Learn about your local ecology in immersive, hands-on programs led by knowledgeable SPES staff or experts from the community. Join our guided walks, workshops, online programs and special events for all ages and abilities. Our affordable sliding scale programs offer something for everyone.

Walks, Webinars and Workshops

Join us to explore and deepen your understanding of the forests, wetlands and seashores of Stanley Park on a Discovery Walk, with topics such as otters, bird calls, old-growth forests, or mushrooms. Alternatively, learn a new skill, such as weaving invasive plants, ecology art, or taxidermy in one of our Workshops.

Visit our events calendar to view and register for upcoming programs!

Can’t make it to the park?  No problem!  Learn about the wonders of Stanley Park from the comfort of your own living room with our interactive online programs

“Loving and appreciating the programs you guys are offering online. It’s one of the highlights that’s keeping me positive and stoked during this CV19 season. You’re doing a great job and every session I’ve attended have been primo. Please let the guest speakers know. Fantastic moderating and Q&A. Great energy throughout.”

– Online Program Participant, 2020

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SPES members receive discounts on all programs. Learn about memberships.

Private Programs

Learn about Stanley Park's ecology in a fun, hands-on way
IOC Bird Walk (Photo: Ingrid Espinosa)

We welcome clubs and community groups, families and friends, assisted living groups, English Language Learners, tour groups, and businesses that are keen to have an interactive ecology experience. Book your very own SPES-curated program – online or in-person with us! 

Choose from one of our ready to go programs or request a customized program to fit the interests and needs of your group. We also offer birthday parties with room rentals and guided walks!  Check out some of our programs available for private booking:

In-person walks: Wetland Wonders, Forest Fundamentals, Birding 101, Migratory Bird Walks, Coyotes 101, Owl Prowl, The Eagle Walk, Stanley Park Raptors, Nocturnal Creature Feature, and Life Between the Tides. 

Online programs: Can’t make it to the park?  No problem!  Learn about the wonders of Stanley Park from the comfort of your own living room with our interactive online programs: All About Eagles, Things You ‘Otter Know’, Beautiful Bats, Stanley Park Owls, Busy Beavers, Nuts about Squirrels, Coyotes 101, Ring-Tailed Rascals (raccoons), Marvelous Marine Mammals, and Life Between the Tides.

To register or inquire about a program, please fill out this booking form, or you can email or call us at 604-257-6908, ext. 102.

Program Leaders

Expand your skills in Stanley Park
A taxidermy workshop (Photo: SPES)

To bring you new and interesting programs, we rely, in part, on people from the community with knowledge and experience in a wide variety of topics. If you or someone you know is an expert on a particular subject and would like to share it with our audience as a program, please click on the link below to express your interest. We will contact you to discuss a collaboration. Fill out the survey here!

Things to Note

  • We provide gift certificates for tickets or private programs! 
  • Members receive discounts on most public programs. 
  • Programs only run if we have enough advance tickets purchased. Advance tickets are normally cheaper. 
  • Drop ins will only be allowed on programs that have space, so please check before arriving. 
  • We value small-group, quality experiential programs above an over-capacity group.