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The Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, Presented by
BC Hydro and BG Group


Connecting Communities
To Marine Life

Our hands-on AquaVan programs are designed to inspire the stewardship of all aquatic habitats and encourage the discovery of connections between animals, environments and ourselves. All AquaVan programs supplement the B.C. school curriculum guidelines for K - 12, satisfying a wide range of the Learning Outcomes outlined in the Ministry of Education's Integrated Resource Packages. AquaVan Educators deliver award-winning aquatic programs, featuring live animals, atrifacts and activities in schools and communities throughout Western Canada.

Award Winning Programs

  • Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion
  • Eve Savory Award for Science Communication from the Science Council of BC
  • Thomas R. Baines Award for Outstanding Achievement in Educational Programming from the Canadian Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (CAZA) 

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AquaVan Programs

AquaVan programs are designed to engage students and inspire the stewardship of all aquatic habitats and encourage the discovery of connections between animals, environments and ourselves.

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AquaVan Community Programs

Let the award-winning AquaVan make a splash in your community with live animals from the coast of of British Columbia.

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Requirements & Fees

To book the AquaVan in your school or community, please contact the Bookings Administrator at 604-659-3488 or

For Onsite Programs at the Aquarium visit School Programs


Upcoming Tour Schedule

View our tour schedule to see when our AquaVan will be coming to your region.



September 15 - October 22

North-western B.C.
(Prince Rupert to Prince George)

November 4 - November 22

Sunshine Coast

October 28 - November 1

December 13 - December 18

Lower Mainland



January 12 – March 21, 2014

Lower Mainland

April 7 – April 19

Thompson Okanagan

April 22 – May 1


May 13 – June 15

Calgary & Edmonton

June 20 - September 12

Lower Mainland

September 15 – October 14

Central British Columbia & Alberta

October 27 – November 14

Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast

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Carbon Offsetting

Since day one, we’ve made strides to improve our environmental stature and reduce our environmental impacts.

Our AquaVan team takes our commitment on the road to reduce our emissions, energy and waste.

To remain carbon neutral, our AquaVan program also takes part in carbon offsetting programs through Pacific Carbon Trust.


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