Our mission is to create experiences that engage people to learn about, explore and conserve the Salish Sea Bioregion – its wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people.
About Our Charity
The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a unique aquarium and cultural centre perfectly situated on the traditional lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations of the Coast Salish Indigenous Peoples on the oceanfront in Sidney, BC. The Centre is a vital Canadian not-for-profit and community-based organization with a vision for a healthy and sustainable Salish Sea Bioregion and a mission to create experiences that engage people to learn about, explore and conserve the Salish Sea – its wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people. Open year-round, the Centre offers an incredible opportunity for the public to experience over 3,500 animals of 160 marine species (including a Giant Pacific Octopus) through live natural aquaria habitats; daily public and school programs; interpretive exhibits (including Coast Salish art and marine mammal artifacts); and the Salish Sea Store.