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.

Hypothetical swan as a pond protector against Blue Heron?  by: Justin
Hello, So my family has a pretty large pond on our property. Not only is it great for keeping koi and goldfish, it attracts a ton of wildlife. Deer, frogs, diving beetles, dragon flies, swallows,..
Re: 2 females with one male?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Sherry: If they are all females, then there should not be a problem. If there is a male and two females, there will be a female left out during mating season, and they may chase her, but usually,..
Re: Swan following my baby girl  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Maryanne: This sounds like a young juvenile swan or a very tame swan that is used to people and was probably looking for food. If it was someone's pet, it may have gotten lost and as looking for..
Swan following my baby girl  by: Maryanne
Hi this is purely just for my own curiosity. I was at a beach on luss in scotland and sat my baby daughter on the sand to take a picture a large swan appeared in the water from nowhere and swam..
2 females with one male?  by: Sherry
Hi, I have a pinioned female mute swan and a female (I think) mute swan from a rescue who's wings are not clipped. This one flew away 3 months ago so I now am raising a male (I think) pinioned cygnet..
Re: Swan on our loch  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Val: If it is leaving the water and reluctant to get back in, it means that it is being chased by something, either a predator or an older swan(s). If it is a juvenile, then the parents are..
Swan on our loch  by: Val
We have two swans on our local loch. Our garden leads down to the water's edge and tonight one of the swans came up onto the grass embankment and has been sitting there for 3/4 hours. It seems..
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...
The swans will return to the Lagoon between June 7 and 14, 2016  by: Admin
Hello, There are no swans at Lost Lagoon at the end of May 2016 because they are getting their annual vet check up (blood, infections, parasites internal/external, etc). Tristan should be released..
The Swan Project   by: L. Martina Young, PhD
Hello Fellow Swan Lovers: I am a dance artist and independent scholar in the United States with a life project addressing the image of the swan across diverse disciplines including dance and..
"Amazing Swans" video   by: AmazingSwans.com
"Amazing Swans" A Wildlife Conservation Documentary
Re: Where could I photograph Muted Swans in Southern California  by: Shelby
Bear valley springs, in Tehachapi ca. At four island lake.
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..