Be Ocean Wise
Take action with us. A sanctuary in the heart of Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise ® initiative, is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life. It’s also Ocean Wise headquarters, where our scientists, educators and conservation experts do their work, not only to protect our oceans but to inspire others to join us in our mission. Since opening in 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium has connected more than 40 million people from around the world to our oceans and all the wonders within them. All revenues from the Vancouver Aquarium directly fund Ocean Wise education, conservation and research initiatives.
These programs wouldn’t be possible without the help of thousands of volunteers. You can help us protect our oceans and marine life in many ways. Join our Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, choose sustainably sourced Ocean Wise seafood, or participate in one of our research dives to help us collect data about populations in the wild.
Learn how to get involved
Year-round, the Aquarium participates in field research and assists scientists who are collecting data about wild populations. Research is also ongoing at Aquarium labs and with display animals. What we learn here is applied to the many species that are facing threats in the wild.
Read about our Research