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Celebrate Sea Otters

Sept 19 to Nov 11 - What’s brown, furry and fun all over? Sea otters, of course! Join us this fall to celebrate these boisterous and playful marine mammals.

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Groundbreaking Beluga Research

Beluga mothers and calves depend on clicks, squeals and whistles to survive in Canada’s Arctic.

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Special event

Explore The Spooky Seas

Celebrate Halloween with 50,000 aquatic friends at the Vancouver Aquarium. October 30 to November 2.

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Our 1,500+ staff and volunteers are deeply committed to protecting our oceans.

View Our 2013 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. 

  • Pig-nosed and “Quirky”
    Having a rough day? Forget Zen meditation. Come see the pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) instead. She’ll hypnotize you into a calmer state. Watch her below....
  • Virgin’s Pledge to Conserve Marine Mammals
    We’re in the middle of an important chapter in the history of our interactions with our oceans. Humans are responsible for a long list of environmental impacts, and...
  • Vancouver Aquarium Recognized at Annual Tourism...
    At the Vancouver Aquarium, we strive to deliver exceptional service to every one of our million yearly visitors. Each year visitors have the opportunity to recognize staff...
  • Halloween Family Fun at the Vancouver Aquarium
    Looking for Halloween plans for your family without a sugar rush? Join us from October 30 through to November 2 for fun, family-friendly Halloween programming and activities...

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Sea Otters

Spotlight On Sea Otters

Celebrate these boisterous and playful marine mammals this fall
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Chinook salmon travel over 16,000 kilometres to spawn.
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