As part of the Park Board’s Leisure Access Program, the Vancouver Aquarium will now start offering free visits to low income families.
The initiative launches March 12 and is meant to give broader education to children and families on our oceans, lakes, and rivers.
“As a conservation organization, our aim is to connect as many people as possible to the world of aquatic life to spark curiosity and a lifelong interest in protecting our imperilled oceans,” says Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre president and CEO Dr. John Nightingale in a statement. “We hope to engage more and more residents through all our access programs and we’re proud to partner with the Vancouver Park Board on one more way to foster those connections.”
Before this, the Vancouver Aquarium says they provided assistance for students through the Bennett Bursary Program.
So how do you qualify? Here are the rules:
If you don’t receive income assistance or have a ministry-issued bus pass, total family income must be the following amounts or less:
Learn more about the Leisure Access Program here.