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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.

  • Spotlight on Site Coordinators: Kate and Jaynne
    Fall is here, and before our shorelines and waterways are covered by leaves and snow let’s get out and do a Shoreline Cleanup! This month we feature two amazing site...
  • 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...
  • Amazon Birds Tantalize the Senses
    Squawk! Chirp, chirp.Tweet. Without turning her head, Aquarium biologist Sara Given knows which of the Amazon birds is calling. Gus and Ollie, the hyacinth macaws, are loud...
  • First Seal Releases Underway for 2015
    On Friday September 25, 2015, 11 seals made their way back into the ocean after being given a second chance at life at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre....

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Up to 40 per cent of a beluga’s body is blubber.
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