Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, located on the beautiful waterfront of the Salish Sea in Sidney, BC, is a registered charitable organization and community leader in science and cultural learning. Connecting the public with the Salish Sea Bioregion and its ecosystems through engagement, knowledge and awareness, the Centre offers an interactive and informative experience to young and old – welcoming 80,000 visitors a year. Over 3,500 animals in their natural habitats – wolf eels, sea stars, salmon, and a giant Pacific octopus make up over 160 species offering a real life, face-to-face learning experience. The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is owned and operated by the New Marine Centre Society, a registered charitable society. 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.