Experience

the depth of

ocean wonders

Explore the underwater

Visitor Info

Embark on an aquatic adventure

Set the course for an unforgettable Vancouver Aquarium experience with ticket details, transportation tips, program times and more. It’s nothing but smooth sailing from here.

Buy tickets

Purchase tickets and view hours. Your ocean exploration begins here.

Getting here

Walk, bike, bus or drive to our doors. It’s easy!

Explore

More than 50,000 animals and 30 unique exhibits.

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Experience the Aquarium in a whole new way.

24+

Educational
Shows

20+

Memorable
Events

30+

Engaging
Exhibits

Accreditation

Recognized for excellence

We undergo regular accreditation inspections by professional associations. The voluntary accreditation process is a independent verification that we meet or exceed professionally-established standards of animal care, education, conservation and research.

AZA

Accredited member of Association of Zoos and Aquariums

CAZA

Accredited by Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

AMMPA

Member of Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums

American Humane

Certified by American Humane's Humane Conservation™ program

LEED Gold

Recipient of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award

ISO 14001

Certified to ISO 14001 environmental standards

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Education

Through experiential and virtual learning, Ocean Wise education connects students, teachers and communities to the ocean to create lifelong ocean ambassadors.

Research

Vancouver Aquarium Research pursues investigations to ensure the best care of its collections and to inform on lessons learned for the conservation of populations in the wild.

Direct Action

We have been involved with numerous direct action programs over the past six decades. You can help us ensure that our oceans stay healthy and flourishing by joining any of our initiatives.

Be inspired by ocean stories

Our mission is to engage the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our ocean. Through science-based storytelling across our platforms, we inspire action to conserve our oceans.