Exhibit / Pacific Canada

Pacific canada pavilion

The Pacific Canada Pavilion spans two levels and focuses on the fascinating marine life just outside Vancouver’s front door.


Incredible life off our coast

Get an above-surface view of the incredible diversity of the Strait of Georgia exhibit, or go downstairs to come face to face with the halibut, crabs and rockfish that live there.


Drawing Attention to Sculpins

The Immortal Glass Sponge

How we help

Creating a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing

The Vancouver Aquarium is an Ocean Wise initiatiave. Our mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans.


Ocean Wise Seafood

Overfishing is one of the greatest threats our oceans are facing today. The Ocean Wise seafood program helps to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come.


Plastic Wise

Ocean Wise is tackling the global crisis of plastic waste in our ocean. We’re conducting groundbreaking science to understand the problem and seeking bold solutions to address plastic pollution.



Since 1956, our researchers have been conducting original studies of animals and ecosystems both in the ocean and on site in order to advance our knowledge and enhance environmental conservation.

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