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: In AZ: Not to clip the wings of mute swan cygnets  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Joel You need to check with your local/state wildlife entities to see their requirements. In some states, wildlife officials will shoot Mute Swans if they are flying. The ability to fly will help..
In AZ: Not to clip the wings of mute swan cygnets  by: Joel
Is it lawful to mate swans on golf course property and then not clip the wings of the cignets. and see if they will stay around , Given they get fed every day. The reason I am asking this question is..
Re: How good is a swan's sense of smell?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Nichole: At first, many researchers believed that birds’ olfactory sense (smell) was not as well developed as their hearing and sight, thus this would be the least sense to be used. However, many..
Re: Missing swans  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Debra: There could be any number of scenarios. If the swans began to nest and were disturbed by boaters, humans or even shooting/hunting in the area, they could have looked elsewhere to nest. We..
Re: Trumpeter swan transporting young in flight?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Reta: There are only two plausible explanations. One is that the family found a stream that is not visible from the air, a culvert or any other type of land/water access from one pond to another...
How good is a swan's sense of smell?  by: Nicole
Can swans smell if another swan has been in their territory?
Missing swans  by: Debra
We have lived on a mile long lake near the New York border in southern Connecticut for 18 years. There have always been at least one pair of mute swans living on the lake. About a month ago, I saw a..
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..
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..
Swans saved by Town of The Blue Mountains employees   by: Elizabeth Cornish
pic Swans frozen to the ground saved by TBM employees. February 28, 2014 Town of the Blue Mountains Municipal Law Enforcement Office, Brenda Doyle, and Waste Water employee Scott Pendleton, saved the..
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..