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About Us

What is an Aquatic Biosphere?


Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a biosphere thus:

1: the part of the world in which life can exist

2: living organisms together with their environment


The aquatic biosphere specifically focuses on the life that exists within, on and at the edges of water.

Our Mission & Values

The Aquatic Biosphere Society of Canada's mission is:

'To educate, inspire and empower people to play an active role in the conservation of our aquatic ecosystems.'

The Corporate Values of the Society are:

  • Ethical Practices

  • Innovation

  • Creation

  • Stewardship

  • Collaborative Results

  • Wonder of All Things



Nautilus Shell

The Project has FOUR foundational cornerstones that create it. Each on their own is strong project for the region. Blended together they create a long lasting legacy for Alberta and Western Canada:

  1. Public Conservation Aquarium Attraction

  2. Education Facilities

  3. Conservation and Research Institute

  4. Innovation Centre

Goals for Sustainable Development

The Society is focused on five important and urgent global challenges that must be addressed in order to protect natural systems, protect water systems in particular and protect biodiversity, emphasize education according to the United Nations 17 Goals of Sustainable Development:


Primary Goals:

#4. Quality Education

#6. Clean Water and Sanitation

#14. Life Below Water

#15. Life on Land

#17. Partnerships for the Goals

Supporting Goals:

#3. Good Health & Well-being

#10. Reduced Inequalities

#12. Responsible Consumption and Production

#13. Climate Action

Corporate History


The Aquatic Biosphere Society of Canada incorporated as:


  • Federal non-profit in 2014

  • Alberta Extra-Provincial Non-Profit in 2015

  • The Society became a registered Canadian charity in 2015.

The legacy development was named 'The Aquatic Biosphere Project' in 2018 to better reflect the intended broad reach and impact to the region beyond the scope of just an aquarium.

Information on the current status of the charity and its charitable filings can be found at:

     Government of Canada

If you are interested in getting involved at a Board level, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to view openings.

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