The Stanley Park Ecology Society hosts ongoing events exploring the beauty of Stanley Park. Admission is either by donation or a nominal amount. The programs promoted on Family Fun Vancouver are open to participants of all ages. As with any event, we do our best to provide our readers with the most current information but it is a good idea to give the Stanley Park Ecology Society a call prior to heading out. Events can be changed due to weather or they can fill up. Enjoy exploring & learning about Vancouver’s largest park.

Rambunctious Raccoons (virtual)

Rub your paws together for a raccoon-rich program! Join SPES Educator Anna Bondartchouk for riveting facts about these ring-tailed rascals, including why they wash their hands” and how they use their incredible intelligence to navigate city life. These rowdy critters live and play alongside us in Stanley Park and throughout the Lower Mainland, so take the chance to get to know them and possibly relate to a raccoon! 
When: January 7, 2022
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Where: Zoom
Website: www.stanleyparkecology.ca

All About Tree Health

What do you notice when you look up at a tall tree? Do you see fungus, other plant species, or cavities that house animals? From a seedling to a towering giant, a tree has an incredible life. Join the Stanley Park Ecology Society on a trail walk, and learn about the signs of tree decay, tree diseases, and how a tree gets the resources and nutrients it needs to stay healthy. The trees of Stanley Park await you!
When: January 8, 2022
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Where: Stanley Park Pavillion
Address: located near the Stanley Park Bus Loop and Rose Garden
Website: www.stanleyparkecology.ca

EcoStewards

Come volunteer to help the Stanley Park ecosystem by managing and removing invasive plant species. You will learn about local ecology and conservation issues, take part in hands-on invasive species removal, and make an important contribution to habitat conservation and restoration in Stanley Park. Register here.
When: January 15, 2022
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Stanley Park
Website: www.stanleyparkecology.ca

Learn About Lost Lagoon (afternoon)

Lost Lagoon is one of the most visited and accessible parts of Stanley Park. It’s where we see the seasons change, encounter animals, and meet other people from local neighbourhoods and around the world. Take a walk around the Lagoon with SPES Educator Anna Bondartchouk to explore some facts about the Lagoon’s construction, its role as a habitat for animals, and some interesting features that you can continue to revisit again!
When: January 27, 2022
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Where: Nature House on Lost Lagoon
Address: located underneath the Lost Lagoon viewing platform near the intersection of Alberni and Chilco Streets
Website: www.stanleyparkecology.ca

Learn About Lost Lagoon (morning)

Lost Lagoon is one of the most visited and accessible parts of Stanley Park. It’s where we see the seasons change, encounter animals, and meet other people from local neighbourhoods and around the world. Take a walk around the Lagoon with SPES Educator Anna Bondartchouk to explore some facts about the Lagoon’s construction, its role as a habitat for animals, and some interesting features that you can continue to revisit again!
When: January 28, 2022
Time: 9:30am – 11am
Where: Nature House on Lost Lagoon
Address: located underneath the Lost Lagoon viewing platform near the intersection of Alberni and Chilco Streets
Website: www.stanleyparkecology.ca

Critter Club: Squirrel Scamper!

It’s easy to spot a squirrel, but there’s a lot more to our fuzzy friends than meets the eye! Through games and stories, we’ll learn why these radical rodents are so successful in the rainforest, how they use their teeth and tails, and how their foggy forgetfulness helps forests. Things are about to get seriously squirrely! This program is designed for ages 5-8.
When: January 29, 2022
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Where: Stanley Park Pavillion
Address: located near the Stanley Park Bus Loop and Rose Garden
Website: www.stanleyparkecology.ca