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: Lonely Swan  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Kim: It could be a juvenile or injured swan that was chased from the flock. If the bird does have eggs, then it means that there is a possibility that something happened to its mate. If a predator..
Re: Dimensions of a swan house/coop  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Mark: Swans do not like to have any overhangs such as coops or other such structures. If you are thinking of maintaining them indoors for nesting or general protection at night, then they need to..
Dimensions of a swan house/coop  by: Mark
What size should a swan house/coop be? Looking for dimensions. Thank you
Lonely Swan  by: Kim from Oxford UK
Hi, For the past two days a swan has been sitting alone in the middle of the field opposite us, and has not moved far. My husband, tried to approach it to see if it was injured, but it did fly to..
Re: Swan and a Canadian goose  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Bonnie: Depending on the swan species and the individual swan personality attributes, some swans will either chase or tolerate other species in their habitat. In some cases, although not usual,..
Re: Male and female swans stopped hanging around  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Sue: Normally, this time of the year is mating season. However, with all of the late cold weather we have been incurring, the birds may have been interrupted in their mating and nesting behavior...
Male and female swans stopped hanging around  by: Sue
What does it mean when the male and female swan stop hanging around together? This is different behavior in the last month or so.
What happened?  by: Millie
Does anybody know what happened to the swan eggs in stanley park? My husband and I regularly go for walks around the park and one day noticed that the fenced off nest was empty... We didn't see any..
information  by: Stephen
Just in case anyone else has the same idea, the ecological society of stanley park has nothing to do with the management of the swans. They are managed by the wildlife park board technician.The..
Nest fence pulled by photographer  by: Stephen
Now I saw a photographer pull the top of the fence down with one hand while on his tip toes while barely holding the camera with his other hand just to get his picture. If he had dropped it, he would..
Re: nest fences  by: Michelle
I will also be so happy when the swans are gone. This is so cruel to pinion swans and to keep them in a hostile environment like Lost Lagoon.
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: 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..
CNN article, Feb 21 2014: "Killing swans is a bad idea", By Carl Safina   by: Admin
Excerpt: Non-native animals are often a terrible problem for native wildlife. But not always (honey bees come to mind). There's little that can be done about zebra mussels, starlings, Japanese..
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..