You can visit Vancouver’s only ecology centre, right in the West End on the edge of Lost Lagoon. From street level, just off Alberni and Chilco, the top of the old boathouse at Lost Lagoon is a nice lookout platform, with views of Grouse Mountain poking through Stanley Park’s evergreen peaks. Down below, accessed either by a flight of stairs beside the structure or from a fork along the Lost Lagoon trail, there are exhibits, information, and tools for exploration at the Stanley Park Nature House.
Stanley Park Nature House
Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon is Stanley Park Ecology Society’s presence in the park and it’s the meeting place for their public programs. It’s where volunteers develop valuable skills on community action.
Admission is FREE to the public and hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm (weekends only September to June), and 10:00am to 5:00pm (Tuesdays through Sundays in July and August).
The Stanley Park Ecology Society is celebrating its 30th anniversary! You can also now rent the space for private events.
Follow my monthly SPES Saturday series for more information about nature in the park, events, and volunteer opportunities.