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.


3 month old cygnets were separated from their parents at 1 week  by: Andrew
I have come into possession of 2 three-month-old cygnets. Their parents have been on a large college campus pond for 10 years. They were born June 2, making them 15 weeks old today. At 1 week old,..
Re: Update on Alaskan trumpeter swan family  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Shirley Since the Trumpeters are a protected species, contact your local wildlife agency or a wildlife rehabilitation center. They may be able to capture the cygnets, hold them safely for the..
Re: Trumpeter swan transporting young in flight?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Retail Once his wings are developed, the parents teach him to fly, and he figures out how to get air under his wings for uplift, it shouldn't take long. Maybe, a day, a couple of days to a week,..
Update on Alaskan trumpeter swan family  by: Shirley
Hello, this is Shirley from Valdez, A.K. I wrote you on Sept. 2nd about a family of trumpeter swans that lost the adult male due to a car accident. I am very upset tonight, Mom was doing a wonderful..
Re: Trumpeter swan transporting young in flight?  by: Reta
Our little "Cyggy" is doing great. It has been amazing to watch mamma and papa teach him (or her) how to fly. The past week the cygnet is really trying to fly and gets going flapping his..
Re: Do swans fly?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Karen Yes swans fly. This may be a juvenile bird whose parents have told it to get lost and it is looking for its own habitat or mate. It may also be using your pond as a stopover on the migratory..
Do swans fly?  by: karen
In a local pond in a full grown swan just appeared one day ,have seen everyday for a couple of month. The swan is always solo. How did it get there? Do swans fly? I have never seen one flying. We..
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..
NYT article: "Trumpeter swans are among the species that, by 2050, are not expected to be able to live in most of their current territory   by: Admin
Excerpts: The Baltimore oriole will probably no longer live in Maryland, the common loon might leave Minnesota, and the trumpeter swan could be entirely gone. Those are some of the grim prospects..
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..
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..