Sea Otter Awareness Week

It's the most adorable week of the year! Enjoy otter-themed programs, shows and activities, all week long.

Event details


September 21 - 29, 2019


Vancouver Aquarium


10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily


General Admission

Plan Your Trip

Explore the Aquarium

Celebrate these charismatic, and otter-ly adorable, creatures this Sea Otter Awareness Week

Stop by and say 'hello' to our rescued sea otters, and watch as they hold paws, groom their dense fur and wrestle. Catch up with your favorite sea otter and see how they've progressed since being rescued. Learn the science behind their behaviours, the challenges sea otters face in the wild, and how to help conserve this endearing species. 

This Sea Otter Awareness Week, enjoy daily sea otter feeds and enrichment sessions, as well as otter-themed programs and talks throughout the day. 

Event Highlights

Watch a sea otter feed

Watch the adorably playful rescued sea otters eat a tasty meal, or a refreshing ice treat, during the daily training sessions.

Meet Ollie the Otter

Take a photo with the Vancouver Aquarium's most adorable employee, Ollie the Otter. Ollie will be roaming around and ready for hijinks every morning throughout Sea Otter Awareness Week.

Family activities and programs

There's something for everyone during our otter-themed daily programs and shows. From puppet shows to crafts to face-painting, the whole family will be otter-ly entertained.

Watch otters live on web cam

Our live webcams allow you to catch the cutest candid moments of your favourite rescued sea otter.

Get up close during a sea otter encounter

Go behind the scenes to learn more about these playful animals and get a hands-on training session with our marine mammal training team. Members get 20% off all animal encounters.

Adopt a sea otter

By symbolically adopting a sea otter, you can support the care of the sea otters at the aquarium, our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and our mission to conserve aquatic life.


An otterly adorable update

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