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: Swans moved in  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Lisa It seems that they are pretty happy with their habitat. You just need to ensure that the ladder is not slippery or too steep as this can be deadly when waterfowl injure their legs or feet...
Re: Swan Moving Side to Side  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Crystal The parents will find a food source and will tread water above the aquatic vegetation. Then, they will move their feet rapidly under water bringing the food to the surface for the cygnets..
Swan Moving Side to Side  by: Crystal
Hello! Two swans which live in a lake near me have recently had 8 lovely babies! While taking photographs of them I noticed that one swan, what I think is the mother, started moving from side to..
Swans moved in  by: Lisa
Hello This year my husband built a little ladder from the riverside on to our garden and we now have mum n dad and 7 cygnets come and go as they please (1 is white). They now appear to have moved in,..
Re: Swan Eggs  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Jackie If you found the eggs in a cold pond, they were probably non viable and the swans discarded them or flooding/predators removed them from the nest. In all the above scenarios, the eggs will..
Swan Eggs  by: Jackie
We just found two swan eggs in our cold pond, do you think they are still good or should we throw them away?
Re: Swans rebuild nests with 4 week old cignets?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi No, the swans are not building a new nest, just arranging some vegetation on the sand so that the young cygnets can dry out and rest. It would be best if you could protect them from the dogs as..
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..
Fiona and the swans   by: Message from Karen
pic I have just been in Vancouver for a couple of days and just prior to leaving I took a 5 mile stroll around Stanley Park culminating at Lost Lagoon. There I saw Fiona feeding the swans and I have to..
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..
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..