Thanks to everyone—participants, speakers, and volunteers—who made Wonders of the Salish Sea 2021, the virtual edition, such a success. Over 100 people from all parts of the Salish Sea ecosystem, and beyond, came together to learn about birds, whales, shellfish, collaborative place-based restoration, oceanography, plankton, coastal forests, and amazing algae.

Please check website for updates about future programming.

For Metro Vancouver residents, there is a possibility of some outdoor field trips in the fall of 2021, depending on safety guidelines associated with Covid 19.

Thank you to Nature Vancouver for making Wonders of the Salish Sea 2021 possible!

The Wonders of the Salish Sea is an environmental adult education program in Vancouver, BC designed to awaken a sense of wonder and foster a deep connection in the Salish Sea ecosystem, our home.

The Salish Sea is one of the largest inland seas in the world. Discover the wonders of this uniquely biodiverse, yet fragile, marine ecosystem with the guidance of local marine scientists, naturalists, and environmentalists.


Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright

The Wonders of the Salish Sea program takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) people.

Photos courtesy of Susan Banjavich and Heather Wardle