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
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.
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.
Belugas capture the hearts of people young and old and inspire people to learn more about arctic animals and their habitat.
Sea otters are easily the most charismatic creature at the Vancouver Aquarium. They are playful, cuddly and oh-so-adorable.
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.