Adopt an Animal in Stanley Park!

Giving Tuesday, November 30th, kicks off our favourite time of year! On this day and throughout the holiday season, you can make a positive difference for wildlife in Stanley Park. Adopt a Stanley Park animal and support SPES’s hands-on conservation efforts and unique environmental education programs.

Your symbolic adoption will contribute to conserving the ecological health of 1000 acres of forest, wetland and seashore shared by over 2000 species. 


Wildlife Adoptions make great holiday gifts!

A special certificate accompanying every adoption recognizes your support for Stanley Park. Donate in honour of someone special and we’ll personalize the certificate for whomever you wish.

Become a monthly donor ($5 or more/month), or make a one-time donation of $40 or more, and receive a stylish fridge magnet of your adopted animal. Collect all 6 animals! Magnets are pictured below.

Adopt by December 10th to receive your magnet in the mail by end of year. After December 10th, magnets will be available for pick up from the Nature House on weekends between 11:00am-4:00pm.

Adopt a Hummingbird to support habitat restoration monitoring (hummingbirds love native salmonberry blooms!) and to support our “Birding with Me!” nature program that provides an inclusive, safe space for members of the IBPOC and 2SLGBTQAi+ communities, and those who speak English as an additional language.

Adopt a Bat to support bat monitoring this spring, and to help school children learn about the importance of bats during our “Beautiful Bats” field trips in Stanley Park.

Adopt an Otter to support water quality monitoring in Lost Lagoon and Beaver Lake, the habitat of otters and many other species in Stanley Park. Your support also provides fun, educational opportunities for kids in SPES’s Spring and Summer EcoCamps and in our popular Critter Club for wildlife-loving kids.


Adopt a Coyote to support research on the Park’s coyote population, and to help SPES reduce wildlife conflicts and feeding in the Park. Your adoption also supports in-person public education programs that increase awareness of and respect for the natural world.

Adopt an Eagle to support nesting bald eagle surveys and other long term wildlife monitoring efforts in Stanley Park. This adoption also helps subsidize the engagement of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers in SPES’s Conservation efforts, in our public and youth programs, and for staff professional development.