Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus), one of the bat species that can be found in Vancouver
Little Brown Bat. Photo by: Jason Corbett, Bat Conservation Intl.


All Vancouver bats are insectivores, meaning they eat only bugs, and help control mosquitoes and agricultural pests. The Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) can consume 600 insects in an hour.

Bats are important indicators of the health of our urban ecosystems. Although they face many stressors, some bats have adapted to urban living and enjoy many of the same kinds of spaces that we do, including buildings and parks.

We work with experts from the BC Community Bat program , local non-profits such as the Stanley Park Ecology Society , and external researchers to:

  • Monitor bats in the city
  • Manage bat population
  • Conserve bat habitats
  • Understand how we can become a bat-friendly city

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