Welcome to The Swans of Stanley Park and to their home, Lost Lagoon, in Vancouver, Canada. We hope this site will bring you closer to this most special part of the wildlife through the year, and will delight as well as inform. Don't miss our Ask The Swan Specialist board where our visitors from around the world are welcome to ask questions about swans to the Regal Swan® Foundation. Also, see a close-up of our mute swans and life around them.  Scroll down to see the latest messages of our 6 message boards and our swan slide show.


Re: Swollen throat (swollen ball on the underside of her beak)  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Michael Yes, this could be life-threatening so you need her examined by a veterinarian immediately. The marble could be an infection or something she swallowed which can prevent her from eating...
Re: Swan aggression on new swan  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Marty She is not going to hurt him, but he may suffer some stress from being constantly chased and pecked. If the two swans have been together for several weeks, the behavior should cease,..
Swollen throat (swollen ball on the underside of her beak)  by: Michael
Hi, i have a female trumpeter swan that has just developed over the past week a bit of a swollen ball on the underside of her beak nearest to her neck. it is the size of a large marble. Any ideas as..
Swan aggression on new swan  by: Marty
Our male swan died last winter in very cold NE Ohio. Our breeder sold us a young male that we added to our pond this month. The female (well-established for at least the last 5-6 years) has been very..
Re: Caring for rescued cygnet  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Lesley You seem to be doing exactly what needs to be done for the young bird. You were correct in rescuing the cygnet as it probably would not have survived. Keep him in a warm container with a..
Re: Cygnet can  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Scott Yes, use stocking or guaze, no tape. Just make sure you are supporting and not binding (cutting off circulation). This might just work as his legs and tissue mature. The Regal Swan
Re: Cygnet can't get up   by: Scott
pic We tried duct tape last night but today changed the bandage to a stocking! I cut up an old pair of halloween panty hoes and wrapped his knees. It seems to give the bird a little bit more mobility but..
Cygnet taken away from its parents at Ambleside  by: Samantha
Hello, I noticed that the West Van Parks Board took a baby Swan away from its parents at the Ambleside Lagoon in West Vancouver this morning June 18 at 6:30 am. They said it was because they..
Re: What happened?  by: Kim
That's sad, sad they clip their wings too. I wonder why they do it...aren't the swans wild? Shouldn't they be free, free to fly, free to have cygnets...wouldn't they just fly away eventually....isn't..
Re: What happened?  by: S Boy
I was told that the ecology center people destroyed the eggs - they don't want more Swans!
Re: What happened?  by: Kim
Yeah, I watched one of the mothers lay four eggs in the morning on my run, now the eggs are gone. I was wondering the same thing. In the years I've lived near Stanley park the eggs always disappear...
Dial 311 for emergencies at Lost Lagoon  by: Admin
The Vancouver Parks Rangers tell me that the new 311 number of the City of Vancouver can be used for emergencies at Lost Lagoon. For example: - If you see an injured swan, call 311 and ask to speak..
Where do the Swans Sleep? - a fairy tale picture book   by: Felix
pic Hi swan lovers, We are a group of friends from Berlin, Germany who created a unique swan picture book iOS App with highest standards and a 5 star rating in our spare time. We did this App with a lot..
Re: Culling of Mute Swans on White Lake Michigan   by: CSB from Michigan and Minnesota
pic The swans are great at keeping the over populated geese at bay. ...if you disagree, try shoveling goose refuse...the 3 swans a swimming kept 12 geese from laying (a log), pictured from my action..
Re: Swans saved by Town of The Blue Mountains employees   by: Debra
pic I didn't know they could actually freeze to the ground! ! We keep trying to get the swan out of the waterhole at night..concerned it will freeze into the hole we chopped out for our ducks..... Below..
Royal swan fight  by: Just trying to kill each other!
I got down to the Lagoon on Sunday Nov 27 and things were pretty calm - Tristan and Isolde came up to eat at this end. Then... Bijan came closer - he must have been pretty hungry, and decided he'd..
Mama & Papa Swan's Adventures   by: Swans 10 - Raccoon 0
pic Mama and Papa Swan sailed proudly along the channel at their end of the lagoon. They have enough feathers to look regal, as long as Papa doesn’t try to raise his wings too high – they ARE still a bit..
Summer Swans   by: It Isn’t Easy Being Green
pic Today is cool and raining, and although that doesn’t put a smile on many visitors’ faces, it’s a happy fleet of swans we see scattered across the lagoon, bouncing on the windswept waves. During the..
Summer Swans   by: Help! Extreme Makeover Needed
pic It’s early summer and most of the Lost Lagoon swans are slipping into their just-kick-back-and-relax look, but some take that fashion much farther than others. First, it’s the season when they root..
Summer Swans   by: Mama Swan Back to Her Routines & Some Fun
pic With Mama Swan completely off the nest and back to her normal routine, her appetite’s slowly returning and she’s enjoying lots of leisure time on the water. That is, if you can count pedaling at top..
Elephant and Dog share their love of water   by: Admin
pic The relationship of Bubbles and Bella developed because of their shared love of the water. The pursuit of "aquatic antics" instilled a strong bond between these unlikely pals. Watermark on..
The horse that paints   by: Admin
New video of this amazing horse (click on the link below)
Baby elephant saved from water well   by: Admin
"Members of the Amboseli Trust, an elephant welfare and conservation group, rescued a baby elephant trapped in a water well in Kenya." See Baby run to Mom after the rescue. There is a..