Baynes Sound big beach cleanup

Celebrating World Oceans Day 2020 in BC and the Yukon

World Oceans Day is an international celebration to raise awareness of the importance of our oceans. It is a time to reflect and remember that we are all connected to the oceans; via the rivers, lakes and streams in our communities, or because we live right by the sea. Due to COVID-19 we cannot gather together to celebrate with the usual public events, but many communities are offering virtual events and activities online this year. We encourage you to look for a local online Oceans Day event so you can dive into learning and celebrating with people in your own community.  Right now, more than ever, we need to find ways to be together safely. World Oceans Day virtual events will allow you to join with others to learn more about our oceans and how we can protect them.

This year, we invite you and your families to become involved in World Oceans Day in the following ways:

Positive action for healthy oceans


Join these online Oceans Day celebrations

Learn from home