Community Support

The Vancouver Aquarium is happy to donate general admission tickets to support other non-profit organizations in their fundraising efforts. Before requesting a donation, please read the information below to ensure your organization meets the donation request criteria.

Please note:

Requests for support must be received through the below online donation request form. Requests via phone, mail, fax and email will not be accepted.



The Aquarium donates to a wide variety of community groups, local charities and not-for-profits, particularly those with a focus on children/youth, education, people with disabilities and the environment. Due to the large number of requests we receive, we are not able to fulfill every request.

In order to be considered for a ticket donation, your organization must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a non-profit or community organization located in British Columbia
  • Be able to provide your organization’s Charitable Number
  • Submit your request at least six weeks before your fundraising event
  • Only one request per organization can be submitted each year

The Aquarium does not grant donations to the following:

  • Individuals or businesses
  • Schools (including PACs and post-secondary institutions)
  • Political or religious organizations
  • Third party fundraisers (i.e. fundraising on behalf of a charity)
  • Sports Clubs or Teams

We do offer a discounted admission rate for schools, community groups and non-profit groups throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about arranging a group visit, please contact our bookings office at 604-659-3552, or email Schools can also apply for an Ocean Wise Bursary, which offers programs for schools that have high concentration of students vulnerable to the effects of poverty.

Request Form

Make a request

Please fill in the form below to be considered for a community support request. Due to the high volume of donation requests that we receive, only those organizations whose request has been approved will be mailed tickets.