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Vancouver Aquarium

Meet Chester!

Chester is a young false killer whale. He was rescued as a calf in distress and nursed back to health by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue team and other animal care specialists. 

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Membership Is A
Monster Of A Deal 

Membership pays for itself in two visits and gives you unlimited admission to the aquarium for the whole year.
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Sea Monsters Revealed - Ends Soon

Don’t miss your last chance to see the insides and outsides of mysterious aquatic creatures at Sea Monsters Revealed: The Exhibition. Ends September 7.

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Our 1,500+ staff and volunteers are deeply committed to protecting our oceans.

View Our 2014 Annual Report
Read Our Open Letter On Cetaceans In Our Care
VIDEO: Cetaceans in Our Care 


9:30 a.m. 
to 6 p.m.

Doors close at
5:45 p.m.

  • Diving in the Arctic 2015: Photo Highlights
    During our layover at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife en route to Vancouver, we were already reminiscing about the beauty of Cambridge Bay. After much debate, here’s...
  • Narwhal Research 2015: Over for Another Year
    It has been another year without narwhals. Despite occasional sightings, we did not catch and tag any. Perhaps there are enough for the locals to hunt but not enough to...
  • Whale Watching on The Whale Trail
    Recently, the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network received some very exciting reports of whales, including large groups of killer whales in Active Pass, a breaching humpback...
  • Leading the Way to Cleaner Shorelines With Girl...
    From Port Hardy B.C. all the way to St. John’s N.L., Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada participated in a fantastic learning experience, a beautiful day...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Sea otters hold hands to rest in groups called “rafts”.
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