Archive for the category "stanley park"

6 Reasons to Become a Stanley Park Ecology Society Member

February 10th, 2016 @ 1:59pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

We all love Stanley Park: The Seawall, the trails, the history, Bright Nights and Halloween Ghost Trains, and of course the nature that’s right on Downtown Vancouver’s doorstep. For just $20 a year you can become a member of the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”) and contribute to the conservation of our city’s crown jewel. […]

5 Most Romantic Places in Stanley Park

February 9th, 2016 @ 11:10am by Rebecca Bollwitt

We spend early summer afternoons on a blanket, books in hand, looking up at the green woven canopy with the sweet fragrance of roses tickling our noses. Beach sunsets follow, with a thousand orange and pink hues sinking into the sea at the horizon. In the fall, we slip on our gumboots to splash through […]

The History of Lost Lagoon

January 28th, 2016 @ 8:53am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Lost Lagoon, on the edge of the city at the entrance to Stanley Park, is about 100 years old. This captive body of water used to be free-flowing from Coal Harbour, before it was penned in by the Stanley Park Causeway. 1894. Entrance to Stanley Park. Boorne and May Photo. Archives# St Pk P115. How […]

Stanley Park and Whistler Make the List of Most Instagram Photographed Places in Canada

January 25th, 2016 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are some places you go where no matter how much you want to disconnect, you just have to take photos and share them with the rest of the world. For me, two of those places made it to the top 10 list of “Most Instagram Photographed Places in Canada” for 2015, and it’s no […]

Removing Scotch Broom in Stanley Park

December 12th, 2015 @ 9:44am by Guest Author

This post has been contributed by Samuel Cousins, Stewardship Coordinator Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End a decade ago and I have been a member for three years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, and work so […]