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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.

  • 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...
  • Message in a Boat
    Yesterday, we had a personal reminder of the impact of the tragic Tohoku tsunami right here at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. On March 11, 2011, Mr. Sasaki...
  • Research Biologists Monitor Injured Killer Whale...
    Researchers from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) working off the north coast of Vancouver Island...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

97 percent of all animals on Earth are invertebrates. 
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