The Vancouver Aquarium is a recognized leader in connecting people to the natural world. As a self-supporting, non-profit association, the aquarium is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, education and public programming, research and direct action.
Parks Canada works with the Vancouver Aquarium on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a program that promotes education about shoreline litter issues by encouraging Canadians to protect and rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. Parks Canada works with the Vancouver Aquarium and Canadians to clean up shorelines in national parks and national historic sites. The program promotes stewardship through hands-on activities, long term monitoring and educational initiatives.