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Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia
http://www.vanaqua.org/
9:30am-6:00pm everyday

The Vancouver Aquarium (officially the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre) is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation.

The Vancouver Aquarium was one of the first facilities to incorporate professional naturalists into the galleries to interpret animal behaviours. Prior to this, at the London Zoo Fish House, naturalists James S. Bowerbank, Ray Lankester, David W. Mitchell and Philip H. Gosse (the creator of the word aquarium) had regularly held "open house" events, but the Vancouver Aquarium was the first to employ educational naturalists on a full-time basis. Aquarium research projects extend worldwide, and include marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation.

On August 9, 2010 Prime Minister Stephen Harper and B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell announced capital funding of up to $15 million. The province would donate $10 million in funding over the next three years to help pay for a planned expansion of the 54-year-old facility, Premier Gordon Campbell said. Harper added that Ottawa would hand over up to $5 million to the aquarium for infrastructure upgrades.The aquarium, however, remains a nonprofit organization. The property is owned by the City of Vancouver and rented to the Aquarium for $40,000 a year since 1991 (prior to which it was $1 per year).

In October 2009 the Vancouver Aquarium was designated as a Coastal America Learning Center by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As the first Learning Center in Canada, this designation is intended to strengthen the Canadian/U.S. partnership for protecting and restoring shared ocean resources.

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Text Credit: Site description from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver_Aquarium#Ocean_Wise

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  • Amazing sea life
    guestBook Guestbook/ nachobaby/ Nov 27, 2017

    You can see the most amazing sea life here at this aquarium. Plan to spend a whole day here because there is lots to see.

  • "What is your favorite animal at the Vancouver Aquarium, and why?"
    guestBook Guestbook/ ichbinwal/ Nov 10, 2017

    I love the white belugas because they seem serene and majestic. It's transcendent to see them interact with the audience and the staff.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ joycetao/ Nov 7, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ jian/ Sep 5, 2017
  • Missing Daisy and Jack
    guestBook Guestbook/ NManuel89/ Aug 1, 2017

    I was a volunteer at the Marine Mammal Rescue Center and took part in the rehabilitation and release of Levi the harbour porpoise. I always looked forward to seeing Jack and Daisy and their smiling faces and bobbing melons which were so anthropomorphic and comforting to me! Miss them so much!

  • Vancouver Aquarium
    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ Jul 1, 2017 Vancouver Aquarium

    This is my second visit to the aquarium. The first time, while I was in university, we did the complete tour, watched the whale show etc. On this trip it was just a little too crowded.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Jul 1, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ gwynpd/ May 26, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ WinstonD/ May 22, 2017
  • VanCity Aquarium
    guestBook Guestbook/ skykat/ Apr 7, 2017

    This aquarium is full of supportive staff who clearly work to better the lives of their inhabitants- looking out for the troubled marine life who face much human conflict in the increasingly busy English Bay, Burrard Inlet and Vancouver Harbor.

    As more pipelines and shipper tanks connect to this hub, humans need to be conscious of our activities and this aquarium advocates these sensitive topics in a friendly matter.

    The animal shows are both informative and fun, showing of both natural and learned skills of their seals and dolphins.

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In 2010, the World Wildlife Fund joined the Vancouver Aquarium in supporting the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a national program to get people involved in keeping our waterways clean.

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In 2010, the World Wildlife Fund joined the Vancouver Aquarium in supporting the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a national program to get people involved in keeping our waterways clean.

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NEWS FEED
  • Amazing sea life
    guestBook Guestbook/ nachobaby/ Nov 27, 2017

    You can see the most amazing sea life here at this aquarium. Plan to spend a whole day here because there is lots to see.

  • "What is your favorite animal at the Vancouver Aquarium, and why?"
    guestBook Guestbook/ ichbinwal/ Nov 10, 2017

    I love the white belugas because they seem serene and majestic. It's transcendent to see them interact with the audience and the staff.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ joycetao/ Nov 7, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ jian/ Sep 5, 2017
  • Missing Daisy and Jack
    guestBook Guestbook/ NManuel89/ Aug 1, 2017

    I was a volunteer at the Marine Mammal Rescue Center and took part in the rehabilitation and release of Levi the harbour porpoise. I always looked forward to seeing Jack and Daisy and their smiling faces and bobbing melons which were so anthropomorphic and comforting to me! Miss them so much!

  • Vancouver Aquarium
    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ Jul 1, 2017 Vancouver Aquarium

    This is my second visit to the aquarium. The first time, while I was in university, we did the complete tour, watched the whale show etc. On this trip it was just a little too crowded.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Jul 1, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ gwynpd/ May 26, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ WinstonD/ May 22, 2017
  • VanCity Aquarium
    guestBook Guestbook/ skykat/ Apr 7, 2017

    This aquarium is full of supportive staff who clearly work to better the lives of their inhabitants- looking out for the troubled marine life who face much human conflict in the increasingly busy English Bay, Burrard Inlet and Vancouver Harbor.

    As more pipelines and shipper tanks connect to this hub, humans need to be conscious of our activities and this aquarium advocates these sensitive topics in a friendly matter.

    The animal shows are both informative and fun, showing of both natural and learned skills of their seals and dolphins.

The Vancouver Aquarium (officially the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre) is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation.

The Vancouver Aquarium was one of the first facilities to incorporate professional naturalists into the galleries to interpret animal behaviours. Prior to this, at the London Zoo Fish House, naturalists James S. Bowerbank, Ray Lankester, David W. Mitchell and Philip H. Gosse (the creator of the word aquarium) had regularly held "open house" events, but the Vancouver Aquarium was the first to employ educational naturalists on a full-time basis. Aquarium research projects extend worldwide, and include marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation.

On August 9, 2010 Prime Minister Stephen Harper and B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell announced capital funding of up to $15 million. The province would donate $10 million in funding over the next three years to help pay for a planned expansion of the 54-year-old facility, Premier Gordon Campbell said. Harper added that Ottawa would hand over up to $5 million to the aquarium for infrastructure upgrades.The aquarium, however, remains a nonprofit organization. The property is owned by the City of Vancouver and rented to the Aquarium for $40,000 a year since 1991 (prior to which it was $1 per year).

In October 2009 the Vancouver Aquarium was designated as a Coastal America Learning Center by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As the first Learning Center in Canada, this designation is intended to strengthen the Canadian/U.S. partnership for protecting and restoring shared ocean resources.

845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia
http://www.vanaqua.org/
9:30am-6:00pm everyday
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Photo: https://res.cloudinary.com/simpleview/image/upload/crm/vancouverbc/New-Entrance-Exterior_b7cefd65-5056-b3a8-49c193d50739f3d6.jpg