For decades, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre has been travelling the world with a group of special adventurers — visiting remote locales like Antarctica, the South Pacific and the Galapagos. Each trip is an incredible opportunity to create lifelong memories and learn more about the unique ecosystems, flora, fauna, culture and history of each region.
This year, Vancouver Aquarium Expedition is returning to the Arctic — a remote, delicate and beautiful region that is of immense importance to Canada and the world. It is home to iconic wildlife like polar bears, beluga whales and narwhals and comprises 70 per cent of Canada’s shorelines. Despite this importance, it is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate, warming twice as fast as the rest of the world.
Participants in last year’s trip have said it was a life-changing experience; one they will never forget, in large part because they travelled with the Aquarium group. Vancouver Aquarium Expedition participants receive a range of exclusive benefits, such as access to Inuit communities where we’ve built extensive relationships, travel-relevant gifts, pre-departure receptions, and onboard experiences like the chance to participate in oceanographic research. Perhaps the most important souvenirs are the treasured memories that Expedition participants share.
Travelling with our polar partner, One Ocean Expeditions, we will be exploring the Arctic from east to west, starting in Greenland and ending at the northern headquarters of our Aquarium dive team in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. One Ocean is a world leader in polar expeditions, with decades of experience in both Antarctica and the Arctic. They are also a leader in sustainability, on their own ships and through investing in leading conservation organizations around the globe, including Vancouver Aquarium. Partial proceeds from each berth booked on the Aquarium trip are returned to us to support our conservation, research and education work.
If you have ever wanted to travel to the Arctic, this is the year to do it. We invite you to learn more at a complimentary information session, Feb. 17 at 6 pm. Please click here to learn more or call 604-659-3506.