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A Small Contribution Has A Huge Impact

Donations made to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre directly affect our ability to rescue distressed animals and provide the necessary medical care that allows us to safely release them. Your donations are critical for helping us conserve already declining populations in the wild.

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Rescue Costs

Rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals is a highly labour-intensive process. We're lucky to have many dedicated volunteers who give their time to this important program. However, the costs of medications, veterinary care, animal food and more add up quickly.

Our costs for the rescue centre increase every year—and that doesn't include exceptional cases like Daisy, the stranded harbour porpoise we successfully rehabilitated in 2008.


Every donation directly funds the Aquarium's mission of effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct action.

You can donate directly to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in the following ways:

Regular mail
Send your cheque made out to the Vancouver Aquarium with Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in the memo to:
PO Box 3232
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3X8

By phone
Call us at 604-659-3472


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For more information, please contact the Aquarium's External Relations office: donation@vanaqua.org

Thank you!

Our Wish List

We're always in need of contributions to help us with our mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing marine mammals in distress. If you can donate any of the items below, please contact us at 604-258-SEAL (7325). Thank you!

  • Cable ties, duct tape
  • Cleaning supplies: bleach,Gojo, Original Dawn dish soap, Eco friendly HE laundry soap, Hypo-allergenic, non-scented HE laundry soap
  • Cleaning tools:scrub brushes, green scrubbies, broom handles, mop buckets on wheels
  • Dog kennels in various sizes
  • Inflatable boat, paddles and boat safety gear
  • Rubber boots and waterproof raingear
  • Rubber gloves, Nitrile gloves
  • Tools such as hammers, screw drivers, power drills, etc.
  • Large towels (in good condition)
  • Large Rubbermaid containers
  • Multi-function spray handle (hose)
  • Carabiners
  • 14g extension cords
  • Pool skimming nets
  • Blow dryer
  • Fine tooth combs
  • Old carwash strips
  • Deep freezer(s)

We're very grateful for anything you think may be helpful to us; just call and ask.


Ongoing contributions made by our valued partners are essential to the success of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and our efforts to conserve aquatic life.


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