The Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program is a program of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, a non-profit organization. All contributions go directly to research and conservation of killer whales in the wild. Contributions are tax-deductible both in Canada and the USA to the extent of the law.  


Shipping Information

All adoption packages are personalized and require a few days for processing.  We strive to have all packages shipped within 3 business days of when the order is placed online; however, we are a small research group and apologize if it takes longer.

Packages are mailed via Canada Post Expedited Business mail.  Packages mailed on Monday Dec 21st should still arrive in time for Christmas in British Columbia and Alberta.  Last day to mail packages being delivered to the Vancouver Lower Mainland is Tuesday Dec 22nd.  

If you order an adoption package and are worried it will not arrive in time for Christmas, we would be happy to email you a digital copy of the adoption certificate to print. Please send us an email at to request your certificate or reply to your confirmation email.

Please note our office will be closed for the holidays from Dec 24 to Dec 29.


Shipping within British Columbia: ($7)

  • Packages are shipped via Canada Post Expedited Mail.
  • Estimated delivery service is 1-3 business days.


Shipping within Canada, but outside British Columbia: ($10)

  • Packages are shipped via Canada Post Expedited Mail.
  • Delivery service to Western Canada is 2-4 business days.
  • Estimated delivery service to Eastern Canada is 4-6 business days.


Shipping to the United States: ($16)

  • Packages are shippped via Canada Post Expedited Parcel USA.
  • Estimated delivery service is 4-6 business days, but may take longer due to clearing the country's customs process.


Shipping Internationally: ($16)

  • Packages are shipped via Canada Post Small Package International Air.
  • Estimated delivery service is 6-10 business days, but may take longer due to clearing the country's customs process.



Packages can also be picked up and/or purchased from the Vancouver Aquarium Gift Store.  If you would like a personalized adoption package with the adopters name on the adoption certificate, please contact us prior to coming to the Aquarium. We can be contacted by phone, 604-659-3430 or email to arrange to have your personalized adoption package made.  Please note, if you purchase an adoption package online and then decide to pick it up, we cannot refund the shipping cost.