Vancouver Aquarium in English Bay, Vancouver, Canada | Aquarium

Welcome to the Vancouver AquariumCanada’s largest Aquarium in English Bay. As a non-profit organization Vancouver Aquarium continually dedicate their efforts to the conservation of aquatic life through display, interpretation, education, research, and direct action. You can experience all of this and more when you visit Vancouver Aquarium.

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre was formed initially as the Vancouver Public Aquarium Association in 1951. The Vancouver Aquarium, officially Canada's first public Aquarium opened on June 15, 1956 in English Bay.   The Vancouver Aquarium always has been a self-supporting, non-profit organization receiving no annual government operational funding.

Through visionary, responsible growth programs with building additions starting in 1967, the Vancouver Aquarium has become the largest in Canada and one of the five largest in North America. Vancouver Aquarium is internationally recognized for display and interpretation excellence, and was the first facility to incorporate professional naturalists/interpretive specialists into galleries to explain animal behaviors. Vancouver Aquarium research projects extend world-wide and we are internationally recognized for our successful Marine Mammal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program.

Vancouver Aquarium has made a reputation and as a cutting edge organization with the capability to respond to changing conservation and aquatic protection needs through diversity and growth. From a 9,000 square foot (830 square meters) facility in Stanley Park, English Bay, with 7 employees on opening day in 1956 (5 more had to be hired the day after the opening to cope with the crowds), the Vancouver Aquarium has grown to over 100,000 square feet (9,000 square meters) and 385 employees today.

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845 Avison Way
English Bay
British Columbia
(604) 659-3474
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