Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Environmental Education, Wildlife
Oceans, Conservation, Habitat
Our vision is to be a champion for the Salish Sea and inspire all generations to explore, respect, and take action on behalf of the oceans.
An aquarium of the Salish Sea and marine education centre on the spectacular waterfront in Sidney, BC, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is a unique cultural attraction on Vancouver Island. With over 3,500 animals - representing over 150 species - the aquarium offers an opportunity to experience marine life face-to-face including wolf eels, salmon, and jelly fish to name a few! A community-based and volunteer-supported registered charity, the centre is open to the public seven days a week - welcoming over 70,000 visitors a year! On-the-floor trained volunteers guide visitors through the marine habitats, providing in-depth knowledge of exhibits and assisting with school programs for thousands of students each year. The organization is self-sustained relying on community support through admission fees/passes, memberships, grants and donations.