Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

What started as a small initiative to clean up Stanley Park's shores in 1994 has grown into a national program that encourages communities across Canada to clean up their local shorelines. Today, YVR is the B.C. Provincial sponsor of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Working closely with the Vancouver Aquarium to gather Canadians from coast to coast for this cleanup event, YVR is proud to participate at our own clean up site right here at home. Come out and join Vancouver Airport Authority each September at Iona Beach, on YVR's Sea Island home for the kick-off event of the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. 

How to participate

Come and join Vancouver Airport Authority on Saturday September 19th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iona Regional Beach. Registration opens approximately one month in advance of the event. Plan to use transit where possible. Free shuttle buses will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. between Templeton Canada Line Station and Iona Beach. 

Register for cleanup

Contact and let us know that you want to join Team YVR and attach the application form. Please include any questions regarding registration in your email as well as any additional questions you may have. 

If you're unable to make it out to Sea Island in Richmond for the kick-off event, look for a cleanup in your local community.

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About Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. A conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium, the Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding and education about shoreline litter issues by encouraging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. 

To learn more about the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup please visit

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