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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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Join Us In Caring For
A Blind Sea Otter

We’ve opened our doors to provide a permanent home to a rescued sea otter blinded by a shotgun blast. 

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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. 

Become A Monthly Giver

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Giving Circles

When you contribute to a giving circle at the Aquarium you become part of an elite group dedicated to conservation, research and education. Giving circle supporters are the Aquarium’s key partners, sharing closely in our mission and vision and helping to shape the future of essential programs and studies.

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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.

Join the Exhibit Your Support program 

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Specific Program Support

Marine MAmmal Rescue Centre

Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

Each year we rescue and treat over 100 stranded marine animals in need of care. Most of our patients are baby seal pups, and they need your help!
Support Marine Mammal Rescue

Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.
Support Ocean Wise

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Your donation to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup will help to promote understanding and education about shoreline litter issues.
Support The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Howe Sound Research

Howe Sound Research And Conservation Group

Help our researchers conduct studies and monitoring of depleted groundfish stocks, enabling us to enhance and protect marine life.
Support The Howe Sound Research and Conservation Group

Adopt a Whale

Vancouver Aquarium Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program

By becoming a member of this program, you'll directly support research on wild killer whales. Research will lead to a better understanding of the whales and the conservation measures necessary to protect them.
Support the Vancouver Aquarium Killer Whale Adoption Program

Oregon spotted frogs

Oregon Spotted Frog Conservation

The Oregon spotted frog is the most endangered amphibian in Canada. Habitat destruction and the introduction of non-native species have caused the Oregon spotted frog population to decline rapidly in recent years.
Support the Oregon Spotted Frog Conservation Program

Create Opportunities

Bennett Bursary Program

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.

Learn more about the Bennett Bursary Program

Celebration And Tribute Gifts

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. Upon receipt of your gift, we’ll send a special card to the person you’re honouring (or we can send it to you). 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 604-659-3473.

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Legacy And Securities Gifts

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.

Learn more about legacy giving and gifts of securities


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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The largest puffin colony has more than one million nests. 
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