Christmas gifts for the wild

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Wrapping paper, who needs it? Participate in the Vancouver Aquarium's conservation efforts and do something that'll make Santa extra proud. Here are some wild gift ideas for Christmas from the Aquarium:

1. Adopt a wild killer whale

Don’t worry – it won’t require too much space. The B.C. Killer Whale Adoption Program has different adoption packages to offer. They range in price and variety from the discovery adoption package to the pod adoption package. By adopting a whale, the gift recipient will help support important killer whale research. If you’re interested in learning more about the Killer Whale Adoption Program as a gift giving idea this year, go here.

2. Offer a one or two-year membership to the Aquarium

Because an octopus is really hard to wrap, and this gift is enjoyable all year round. Giving a gift of membership to the Vancouver Aquarium is the perfect present that helps support the organization’s many conservation, education and research programs. Membership benefits include unlimited admission, express entry, invitations to special member only events and lots of discounts! Spending time together just got easier as family memberships can also be purchased, and make a great gift for everyone.

3. Visit the Aquarium gift shop online

For an array of unique gifts. One of our favorite sustainable options this year is the yew cutting boards made of recycled wood from Haida Gwaii. These boards are available in two different size and price options. A more festive gift idea is one of our many glass tree ornaments depicting different marine animals. Memorialize a special trip or favourite memory of the Vancouver Aquarium with a keepsake for your Christmas tree. For more ideas check out our gift shop website.

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