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The Vancouver
Aquarium AquaVan


Presented By BC Hydro

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, artifacts and activities in schools and communities throughout Western Canada.

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  • 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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Requirements & Fees

To book the AquaVan in your school or community, please contact us at 604-659-3488 or aquavan@ocean.org.

For Onsite Programs at the Aquarium visit School Programs


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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 British Columbia.

2017 Schedule Information

In 2017 the Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan will be traveling from coast to coast, delivering our programing in schools across Canada.  We are developing a schedule for this cross-Canada adventure, please contact us at aquavan150@ocean.org for more information.

The Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan presented by BC Hydro will continue to offer programs in British Columbia in 2017, please contact us at aquavan@ocean.org for more information on our schedule.


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.


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