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And Make A Real Difference

Our Mission

The Vancouver Aquarium is a self-supporting, non-profit society dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, public programming and education, research and direct action.

Aquarium staff and volunteers have been actively involved in creating Canada's first no-take marine protected area, beach clean-ups across the nation, wetlands restorations, wildlife rescues and rehabilitations, and population surveys. These initiatives have all had an evident impact on the well-being of our marine life.



Our Research

Year-round, the Aquarium participates in field research and assists scientists who are collecting data about wild populations. Research is also ongoing at Aquarium labs and with display animals. What we learn here is applied to the many species that are facing threats in the wild.
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Get Involved

These programs wouldn’t be possible without the help of thousands of volunteers. You can help us protect our oceans and marine life in many ways. Join our Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, choose sustainably sourced Ocean Wise seafood, or participate in one of our research dives to help us collect data about populations in the wild.
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Direct Action

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Animal Protection

Conserving Marine Life

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That Makes A Difference

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Aquatic Issues

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