The Aquarium makes visible the wonders of our local marine life accessible through hands-on experiences and expert interpretation. Through establishment of the Aquarium and subsequent projects, DPAS aims to enhance knowledge, appreciation, and stewardship of our natural resources and ecosystems.
A Registered Charity
DPAS operates the Aquarium with paid staff and volunteers using revenue from entrance fees, sponsorships, grants and donations. This financial model is based on the success of the Ucluelet Mini-Aquarium, which was able to entirely finance operations from revenue generated from these sources. DPAS is a non-profit society, registered as a charity with Revenue Canada (# 801263484RR001).