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Symbolic Adoptions

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Adopt Today

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. Give a gift that keeps marine life diverse and flourishing. In addition to feeling good about your gift, you will also receive an applicable tax receipt.  Aquadopt Kits are available on-line and in-store at our gift shop.

Holiday Mailing Deadlines

To ensure delivery before December 25, it is recommended to order by:

  • December 20 for local Vancouver Delivery
  • December 18 for BC Delivery 
  • December 14 for Canada-wide Delivery
  • December 13 for US Delivery
  • December 1 for International Delivery

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Wild Killer Whale Adoptions

Killer whales are found in all the world's oceans, but nowhere are they more accessible for viewing and studying than off Canada's west coast. Learning everything we can about killer whales is the best way we can protect them.

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Steller Sea Lion Adoptions

Since 1980, the world population of Steller sea lions has dropped dramatically, including some populations that have declined by 80 per cent.

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Seal Adoptions

The shiny, bobbing heads of Harbour seals are often seen in B.C. waters. While their population is now healthy, seals are prey for orcas and some shark-species and they must be on the lookout for humans.

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Beluga Adoptions

Belugas capture the hearts of people young and old and inspire people to learn more about arctic animals and their habitat.

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Otter Adoptions

Sea otters are easily the most charismatic creature at the Vancouver Aquarium. They are playful, cuddly and oh-so-adorable. 

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Shark Adoptions

Sharks are one of the ocean’s top predators. The sharks at the Vancouver Aquarium provide a glimpse into their lives and highlight the threats posed to these fascinating animals. 

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