The Vancouver Aquarium is a recognized leader in connecting people to natural world. As a self-supporting, non-profit association, the Aquarium is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct action. More than 35 million people have visited the Aquarium since our opening in 1956. Located in Stanley Park, it is just a stroll from the city centre of Vancouver!
The Project « On the Heritage Route » team was invited to visit it. We particularly appreciated the amazing scenery and displays and shows. The play with colours was terrific. Here enclosed you could see some of the pictures we took with the colourful jellyfish, anemons, corals. Even if we don’t really like this captivity life for animals, it is at least important to make people meet with the nature that is surrounding. We were very astonished about the colourful and the diversity of animals located right down along the British Columbia coast! I personnaly liked a lot the display for Tropical terrestrial fauna.
Download a copy of their 2011 Annual Report to learn about the progress they’ve made in conservation, education and research, as well as upcoming projects and initiatives. Read about their Revitalization Project.
The Vancouver Aquarium is a self-supporting, non-profit society dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, public programming and education, research and direct action.
Admissions, programs, groups, membership, retail operations and food services account for 81 percent of its operating budget (which is huge!), while charitable contributions, donations and restricted grants comprise the remainder.
The Aquarium formed the Vancouver Aquarium Conservation Foundation in 1997 to manage endowment funds to support our education, marine science, animal care and conservation programs for years to come. This includes programs such as the Marine Mammal Centre, which has rescued and released thousands of animals.
For more information about this living museum, visit virtually the website.