Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

9811 Seaport Pl, Sidney BC, Victoria, British Columbia Map
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Located on the breathtaking Sidney waterfront - on the traditional lands of the WSÁNEĆ Nations of the Coast Salish Indigenous peoples - the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea opened in 2009 and is an award winning aquarium and cultural centre dedicated exclusively to the Salish Sea Bioregion of BC. A unique non-profit organization - the only aquarium on Southern Vancouver Island and largest on the island - the Centre combines live aquarium habitats and marine mammal artifact displays (science & nature) with a permanent Coast Salish art collection (arts & culture), to provide an amazing opportunity for learning, exploration, and conservation of the natural beauty, ecological diversity, and cultural story of the Salish Sea.

  • 28 aquarium habitats holding over 160 live marine species with over 3,500 animals including a giant pacific octopus, wolf eels, and pacific salmon, and a fun ‘hands-on’ Touch Pool experience

  • A rare, fully intact killer whale skeleton and marine mammal artifact display

  • A unique collection of Coast Salish Indigenous art

  • A Salish Sea Store with one-of-a-kind, locally sourced, Salish Sea and Coast Salish-focused, and environmentally-friendly arts, jewellery and crafts

  • Public programming and self-guided tours to over 72,000 visitors annually including 10,000 school-aged students experiencing curriculum-based programs and summer camps.

With a knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of on-the-floor volunteers and staff to help guide your experience, the mysteries of the one of the most iconic bioregions in the world - the Salish Sea - will be revealed…

Centre & Store open every day at 10am. Free parking and fully wheelchair accessible.

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P.O. Box 39047
James Bay Postal Outlet
Victoria BC V8V 4X4
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