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  • Seaquaria in Schools

    Seaquaria brings local marine life into the classroom to let students get up close and personal with some of their aquatic neighbours. Our goal is to build a society that cares about the environment both emotionally and in practice, and to provide the basis for enduring learning skills in an ever-changing world. Read More
  • Gorge Waterway Nature House

    With a live touch tank of marine animals, an interactive watershed model, and displays that highlight the local aquatic and terrestrial environments, the Gorge Waterway Nature House is a community hub of exploration and education. Come visit us Thursday to Sunday from 10am - 4pm! Read More
  • Fisheries, Aquaculture & Food Security in the Bolivian Amazon

    Working in partnership with Asociación Faunagua in Bolivia, this project aims to improve food security in Bolivia's Amazon through better-managed fisheries and small-scale aquaculture. Read More
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Pacific Herring

Pacific Herring

Record your observations and contribute to Herring research and conservation!

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Olympia Oyster Monitoring


Olympia Oysters have survived in the Gorge Waterway for years!

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Seaquaria in Schools

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Seaquaria in Schools brings local marine life into Greater Victoria schools!

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Check out our lesson plans and teacher resources!

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Gorge Nature House


Book a classroom program or view public hours of the Nature House! 

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Food Security in Bolivia

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Explore our work on Food Security, Fisheries, and Aquaculture in the Amazonian Basin

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Upcoming Events

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Timelapse Video of Seaquaria in Schools tank:

Check out this video from one of the schools in the Seaquaria in Schools network. It is 12-hours in the life of a tank, sped up to just over a minute. You can see things moving and interacting with their environment on a timescale that is not seen with everyday observations. Try this with your tank and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the results!



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Gorge Waterway Nature House launches into winter hours- weekends 10am - 4 pm

September 2013 - April 2014

Be sure to visit the Gorge Waterway Nature House during public hours this winter (weekends 10am - 4pm). The nature house includes a touch tank full of local marine life, an interactive watershed model, information on environmental organizations working in your area, games, activities, and arts & crafts. This is the perfect way to spend a rainy weekend! Admission by donation.

We are also seeking volunteers for these public hours! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!


Recent Events

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Gorge Waterway Action Society AGM- Speaker is WFT's Mary Vasey

December 4, 2013 7 - 8 pm

Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club- 355 Gorge Rd. East

This is the 24th Annual General Meeting for the Gorge Waterway Action Society. Join them for talk, tea, and treats at the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club on December 4th, 7-8pm. Mary Vasey will be discussing Olympia oysters in the Gorge Waterway, including their recent relocation, and the Gorge Waterway Nature House.

More information available at the Gorge Waterway Action Soceity webpage.


Olympia Oyster monitoring continues in the Gorge Waterway

November 17, 2013

Many thanks to our incredibly dedicated volunteers that helped us continue our monitoring of Olympia oyster survival and recruitment at an artificial reef site in the Gorge Waterway. With divers and a tending crew we had an extremely productive day!


Eco Learning Hive Field Trip Fair- Teacher Professional Development Workshop

October 25, 2013

On the province-wide professional development day in October, World Fisheries Trust was proud to collaborate with other partners in the Eco Learning Hive to share exciting opportunities for educators in the Victoria area. The day was a big success and included field trips to the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre, a tour of a school participating in the LifeCycles Growing Schools program, and an afternoon at the Gorge Waterway Nature House! For more information on upcoming Pro-D Day workshops contact Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.