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The Vancouver
Aquarium AquaVan


Presented By BC Hydro
And BG Canada

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.


  • 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

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.

Upcoming Tour Schedule

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


January 12 - March 27, 2015 Lower Mainland
March 30 - April 24 Thompson Okanagan
May 11 - June 12 North Eastern British Columbia
June 30 - August 30 Lower Mainland
September 14 - October 16 North Western British Columbia
November 2 - November 20 Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast
November 23 - December 18 Lower Mainland

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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97 percent of all animals on Earth are invertebrates. 
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