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Ocean Wise Applauds Canada and 5 G7 Countries Committed to Reducing Plastic Pollution

Today’s adoption of a global plastics charter by five G-7 countries, including Canada, to target single-use plastic waste reduction is a timely and significant step for protection of our world’s oceans. “As an organization dedicated to tackling ocean plastic pollution, Ocean Wise supports this global commitment, led by Canada with some of the world’s most […]

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Holiday Giving Reaches New Depths

Sustainable giving has never been so simple. That’s why this year it’s time to take things to the next level…to sea level, that is. Make a splash this holiday season and give ocean-friendly gifts that make a difference by supporting the conservation of marine life, reducing carbon emissions and plastic use, and encouraging sustainable seafood […]

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Endangered Beluga Rescue: North American Aquariums Step Up to Help

Members of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal care team are on deck — along with experts from accredited aquariums across North America — for the intensive care of a rescued male beluga calf now in care at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Stranded alone and struggling to survive, the calf was rescued near Trading Bay in […]

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Rescued Sea Otter Pup Hardy Moves Into Nursery At Vancouver Aquarium

Hardy, the male sea otter pup rescued in June from waters near northern Vancouver Island, has now moved into the nursery at the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, to continue receiving 24-hour care from the sea otter experts on site. The fuzzy-faced pup was estimated to be two to four weeks old when he […]

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Tiny Male Otter Pup Patient in our Care

A tiny male sea otter pup — estimated to be just two to four weeks old — is now in 24-hour care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, after concerned members of the public found it swimming alone in open water off northern Vancouver Island on Sunday. Although the pup appears healthy, he requires […]

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Night At the Aquarium Raises More Than $370,000 For Ocean Conservation

Spirits were (raised) high at Night at the Aquarium, an annual signature fundraising gala that supports Ocean Wise® and Vancouver Aquarium, presented by PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. The award-winning event, which took place on Thursday, June 15, brought together more than 350 foodies, wine-lovers, and ocean ambassadors in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and its […]

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Our Hero Daisy

Small but mighty, harbour porpoise Daisy changed lives around her from the day of her rescue almost nine years ago. Just one month old when she stranded on August 26, 2008, Daisy taught our veterinary and animal care staff much about her elusive species and about the skills and techniques required for successful cetacean rescue. […]

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Vancouver Aquarium Launches Legal Challenge to Park Board Bylaw Amendment

The Vancouver Aquarium commenced legal proceedings in the B.C. Supreme Court yesterday to overturn a Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation bylaw amendment that bans cetaceans from the Vancouver Aquarium’s marine science centre in Stanley Park in the future. The Vancouver Aquarium’s application for judicial review names the Park Board and the City of Vancouver […]

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