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.

Celebrate Earth Day

Learn about the wildlife of Stanley Park and pitch in to help support the park’s ecosystems. SPES staff will be on hand to lead visitors on guided walks of the Great Blue Heron colony and park wetlands, or on easy hikes through the forest. Flex your muscles to help remove invasive plants from wildlife habitats and have fun with some family-friendly eco games and heron ornament crafts. After all that activity, whet your whistle with some free samples of Stanley Park Brewing’s new line of non-alcoholic beers.
When: April 23, 2022
Time: 10:30am – 3pm
Where: Stanley Park – beside the Brewing Restaurant

Critter Club (in-person): Talking Trees Family Tour

For this special in-person Critter Club, join Talaysay Tours for one of their many fantastic family tours! Your Talaysay Cultural Ambassador will take you on a forest walk and share the rich stories and history of the land while you learn how the trees and plants are used by indigenous people for food, medicine, and technology. Learn to identify a variety of indigenous plants and tree species so when you venture into the forest you, too, will know what is edible, medicinal, and adaptable for technology. Emphasis on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Sustainable Practices and Ecology, and good stories. This is for ages 9-13, parents and guardians are welcome to join!
When: April 30, 2022
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Where: Stanley Park Information Booth