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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:
The Exhibition

See the insides and outsides of mysterious aquatic creatures at Sea Monsters Revealed: The Exhibition, Now Open!

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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.

  • Killer Whale Culture: From Matrilines to Mating...
    With the recent flux of summer killer whale sightings in B.C., I’ve often been asked, “Why do we always see killer whales travelling in groups? Are these breeding...
  • Our World Underwater Scholarship
    For many people taking a year off to travel to exotic locations and explore the underwater world would be a dream, but for Michele Felberg, it’s a reality. Michele is...
  • Rescue of the Week: Jenna from Courtenay
    On July 15 our Marine Mammal Recue Centre received a call from the Courtenay RCMP with a report from a member of the public who was concerned about a seal pup at the...
  • Paddling for Cleaner Shores
    Beautiful British Columbia is home to more than 40,000 islands and upwards of 25,000 kilometres of coastline, a paddlers dream. With thousands of kilometres of remote...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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