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There Are Many Ways To Support Our Work

When you donate to the Vancouver Aquarium your gift makes a big impact - every dollar you donate goes directly towards the conservation of aquatic life.  You can choose to direct your support to a specific program or research project, or you can make your gift unrestricted.  Whatever you choose, your donation will be tax-deductible and your contribution will have a profound effect on our work.

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Monthly Giving

Become a member of the Vancouver Aquarium's monthly giving program.  It's easy, convenient, flexible and green.

With even a small commitment each month, you can help us conserve aquatic life. 

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Help Hardy 

Help support the continued rehabilitation and care of Hardy, the rescued baby sea otter. 

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Exhibit your support

Exhibit Your Support

The Exhibit Your Support program is an annual fundraising initiative that allows supporters to “own” their own exhibit for a year, with the first right of refusal on renewing this support. By supporting the Aquarium through this program, you will play an important role in the conservation of aquatic life by helping to fund vital research, education initiatives and interpretive displays.

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Specific Programs

You can choose to direct your support to one of our many conservation, research and education programs.  Specific programs range from an international breeding program to save the endangered Oregon spotted frog, to groundbreaking research on killer whales in the wild, to the rescue and rehabilitation of over 100 marine animals each year at our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.  These programs need your help to continue on with their important work.

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Symbolic Adoptions

When you symbolically adopt a member of the Vancouver Aquarium family, you’re giving a unique gift and supporting the conservation of aquatic life. Symbolic adoption helps us care for the animals at the Vancouver Aquarium, and helps to fund our many conservation, research and education programs. In addition to feeling good about your gift, you will also receive an applicable tax receipt.

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Create Opportunities

Bennett Bursary

Did you know that some children, even those in Metro Vancouver, have never been to the ocean?  When you donate to the Bennett Bursary Program, you make it possible for young students from disadvantaged schools to visit the Aquarium and have an unforgettable experience.

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Support Research

Leave A Legacy

A gift to the Aquarium in your Will creates a lasting legacy for you and your family.  Funds are used to  ensure future generations will benefit from aquatic education, while also supporting ongoing conservation and research programs that protect our delicate ecosystems. A planned gift can take several forms, including bequests, gifts of securities, life insurance and endowments. In many cases, these gifts will allow you to enjoy significant tax savings while creating a meaningful legacy.

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Honour A Loved One

Make a gift to the Aquarium in honor of a friend, relative or colleague for a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, wedding or holiday.  You can also pay tribute to someone special by donating in their honour or memory. You can send a personalized e-card  to the person you’re honouring immediately, or schedule it to be sent at later date. If you choose, the amount of your gift will be kept strictly confidential and you’ll always receive an official tax receipt. Make a gift online or by phone at 604-659-3472.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Chinook salmon travel over 16,000 kilometres to spawn.
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