Exhibit / Rescued Seals and Sea Lions

Rescued seal and sea lions

A home for rescued seals and sea lions


Learn about our marine mammal rescue program

Our seals and sea lion exhibit provides a home for rescued harbour seals, a rescued California sea lion, and a young rescued steller sea lion who would not be able to survive in the wild. They now call the Vancouver Aquarium home.

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When you symbolically adopt a member of the Vancouver Aquarium family, you’re giving a unique gift and supporting the conservation of aquatic life.

Harbour Seal Release

Saving sea lions

How we help

Canada's only dedicated marine mammal rescue facility

Our rescue program, an Ocean wise initiative, is also one of the largest rescue facilities in the world - rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing over 150 marine mammals each year.


Animal in distress?

If you see a marine mammal that you believe is in distress, contact us at 604-258-SEAL (7325)


Support us

Donate to the Rescue Centre. Your gift will help save the life of a marine mammal in need.



Dedicated volunteers are essential to the success of the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.

Harbour seals are found along the coast of the temperate Northern Hemisphere,
often in coastal waters, estuaries and river systems

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