February 3rd, 2023 - February 9th, 2023 | PT | In Person



From 3-9 February 2023, the world’s leading ocean conservation professionals will meet in Vancouver, Canada to chart a course towards protecting 30% of the global ocean by 2030. Endorsed as an official Ocean Decade event, IMPAC5 is recognized for investing in, developing, sharing and showcasing science and Indigenous knowledge that will propel governments and communities to study, promote and protect ocean health.

IMPAC5 will bring ocean conservation professionals leaders and decision-makers together to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas. IMPAC5 will culminate in a one-day Leadership Forum on 9 February, where officials from participating governments will hear the results of the Congress, address key issues, and affirm commitments to expanding ocean protection.

We hope to see you in Vancouver for the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5), where we will chart a course towards protecting 30% of the world ocean by 2030.

Date: February 3–9, 2023
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
IMPAC5 will be jointly hosted by the Host First Nations—xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-waututh Nation)—together with the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Standard registration is available through February 2, 2023.

Register for an IMPAC5 Field Trip:

  • Birding (half-day and full-day options)

  • Indigenous Paddling and Walking Tour

  • Atl’ḵa7tesm/ Howe Sounds Biosphere Region Boat Tour

  • Victoria and the Gulf Islands

  • Pacific Rim and the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve

Learn more about each trip and register to reserve your spot.

More information, including opportunities to interact with our Decade Collaborative Center during IMPAC5 will be provided closer to the date of the event.

This is an Ocean Decade Endorsed Activity
This is an Ocean Decade Endorsed Activity

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