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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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This Giving Tuesday

What started as the kick off day to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday, for many retailers, is now the largest shopping day of the year. Billions of dollars are being spent on mostly disposable goods either made of plastic or wrapped in plastic and the trickle down effects on our landfills and oceans is staggering. Enter Giving Tuesday – a global movement to take back the spirit of giving for individuals, families and organizations. 

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Become A Monthly Donor

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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Join A Giving Circle

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

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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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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Support A Specific Program

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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Symbolically Adopt An Animal

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 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.

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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?

There are 33 species of oceanic dolphins. 
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