Support the Vancouver Aquarium by shopping online

Although the Vancouver Aquarium is temporarily closed, our Online Gift Shop remains open and is shipping daily, around the world!

If you are looking for a way to support the Vancouver Aquarium during the coronavirus closure, buying gifts from our online store is something you can do while also garnering you “best Auntie” or “best Uncle” points among your nieces and nephews.

The Vancouver Aquarium’s Online Gift Shop has lots of great sustainable toys and homewares for spring – including stuffed animals, jewellery, silicon bath toys, t-shirts, umbrellas, and more.

The not-for-profit Vancouver Aquarium is an initiative of Ocean Wise Conservation Association. Proceeds from the Vancouver Aquarium Gift Shop not only support the animals in our care, but also conservation initiatives including Marine Mammal Research, Marine Mammal Rescue, Ocean Wise Seafood and Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. 

Here are our top 5 gifts for spring available now in the Vancouver Aquarium’s Online Gift Shop.

Wooden Alphabet Puzzle in Cotton Mesh Bag – $19.99

Have fun with this educational and sustainable wooden puzzle. This toy is 100% plastic free and comes in a reusable cotton mesh bag. Shop

Two-pack Metal Straws, with Cleaning Brush, in rainbow, black, stainless grey and gold – $9.99

According to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, straws are the 9th most common item found on Canadian shorelines, so why not skip the disposable straw and instead use a reusable option. Shop


Raven Transforming Recycled Glass Pepper or Rock Salt Grinder – $79.99

This recycled glass grinder with stainless steel cap is Canadian-made and designed by Nuxalk artist Kelly Robinson. Shop

Hand-carved Crib Boards (Salmon, Humpback and Orca designs) – $79.99 

These beautiful cribbage boards are hand-carved by Powell River, BC artist Andrew Riddle.Shop


Sea Otter Stuffies in three sizes – $11.99 to $34.99

Many stuffed animals contain pouches of plastic beads (called nurdles) to help them sit upright. At Ocean Wise, we have eliminated these pouches in all our Vancouver Aquarium toys because they are a major contributor to plastic pollution in our oceans. Shop

Thank you for continuing to support the Vancouver Aquarium and Ocean Wise Conservation Association.

Happy shopping.

Read more about the Vancouver Aquarium Gift Shop’s commitment to sustainability, here.

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