For many years, the primary attraction for visitors was the orca show.
The Aquarium was the first to capture and display a killer whale, Moby Doll, in a pen at Burrard Drydocks, for 3 months in 1964.
However, no suitable companions were found, and Bjossa was moved to Sea World, San Diego, in April 2001 where she later died due to a chronic respiratory illness.
The Aquarium has since moved to emphasize the educational aspects of the displays rather than the public spectacle of the shows.
The aquarium, however, remains a nonprofit organization.
As the first Learning Center in Canada, this designation is intended to strengthen the Canadian/U. partnership for protecting and restoring shared ocean resources. Mac Millan, alderman and businessman George Cunningham and 0,000 from each of the three levels of government.
The proposal will increase the size of the Aquarium by 1.5 acres (6,100 m There are a number of different galleries, several of which were built at different times throughout the aquarium's history.
This central indoor exhibit consists of a 260,000 litres (57,000 imp gal; 69,000 US gal) tank directly adjacent to the entrance.
Officially Canada's first public Aquarium, the Vancouver Aquarium has become the largest in Canada and one of the five largest in North America.
The Vancouver Aquarium was the first aquarium in the world to capture and display an orca.