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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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Take A Stand Against
Shoreline Litter

Clean a shoreline near you! Simply search our interactive map to lead or join a cleanup.

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special event

Toast To The Coast

Raise a glass to support the conservation of our oceans at Toast to the Coast on Friday, October 16, 2015

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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 


10 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.

Doors close at
4:45 p.m.

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  • The Many Hats of Ocean Wise
    The Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise™ program creates market demand for sustainable seafood by identifying sustainable seafood on menus across Canada so that consumers can...

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