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: Returning cygnets to parents after 2 months.  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Donna Yes, they need access to land. From the photos, you will need to wait at least 4-5 months before you put them in a pond by themselves. These cygnets will not survive on their own at this..
Re: Returning cygnets to parents after 2 months.   by: Donna
pic You were right. We tried it in and they were not too happy. They are back with me! I have had them pinioned. We live in a neighborhood that has several ponds in it. I will put them in one of the..
Re: Swans more likely to attack males or females?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Stephanie Like most male species of any kind, they will usually go after another male. However, should a female swan get too close to the nest or cygnets, a male will also chase her and may..
Swans more likely to attack males or females?  by: Stephanie
Are swans more likely to attack females rather than males?
Re: Do swans get lonely?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Jacqueline: This is normal behavior in the swan world. If a male swan should lose its mate, it may or may not re-pair. This depends on the individual swan and species. However, usually, the male..
Re: Wandering swan  by: The Regal Swan
Hi JM The problem is that the new swan is not being accepted by the original swan and is being chased from the area. There are two problems. One, you may have introduced a swan of the same gender and..
Wandering swan  by: JM
Hi there! My brother just bought a beautiful property with a pond and it came with two swans owned by previous owners. They have a wandering swan. They are younger swans - we do know that there were..
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..
Swans (a poem)  by: Chris Roe
SWAN Preening, Soft, virgin white feathers, Aware of my presence But not of my world. Before me, another world, No analytic philosophy, No targets, budgets or schedules. No self-appraisal, Or attempt..
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..
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..