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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.

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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.

  • Staring Contest: Human vs. Caiman
    “Are they real?” is a question Jennifer D., assistant manager of Interpretive Delivery, hears often beside the yacare caiman exhibit in the Graham Amazon Gallery....
  • Diving in the Arctic 2015: The Secrets of the...
    After another shore dive at the tank farm — where we discovered some soft coral deeper down — we managed to secure a small, five-metre-long aluminum skiff from...
  • Narwhal Research 2015: Shark Tagging
    Narwhal sightings have been sporadic, and to date, none have been tagged; however, narwhals are not the only species that have been the subject of our attention. Greenland...
  • Happy National Catfish Month
    There is a lot to appreciate about catfish. Perhaps that’s why August is designated National Catfish Month. Catfish have evolved some unique features that are certainly...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

97 percent of all animals on Earth are invertebrates. 
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