Take a Bite Out of Shark Week at the Vancouver Aquarium

photo: Zebra Shark / Vancouver Aquarium

With replenishable teeth, six senses, and unparalleled survival skills, sharks are the ultimate aquatic predator. Saluting Shark Week, Vancouver Aquarium is inviting visitors to get up close with these fierce yet fascinating animals with a Shark Week Giveaway from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 30 and a chance to experience an exclusive feeding with sharks or stingrays (‘flattened’ shark cousins). Perfect for those intrigued by sharks and stingrays, the lucky visitors will be randomly chosen upon arrival to enjoy behind-the-scenes access and dedicated time with an expert while helping feed these animals. 

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Take a Bite Out of Shark Week at the Vancouver Aquarium

Slide the City North Vancouver Returning for 2 days this August

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Image courtesy of Slide the City

Hot enough for you? If you’re looking for some unique places to cool down in Vancouver this summer, why not try sliding down a giant 1,000-foot long slip n’ slide!? This August, North Vancouver will be bringing back the extremely popular Slide the City event, which includes a massive waterslide that stretches for three city blocks.

Tickets are now on sale for the Slip N’ Slide that will be set up as part of North Vancouver’s 2017 Fun City Festival taking place on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. Aside from the giant slip n’ slide, there will be live music, food trucks, artisans, a kids fun zone, roving performers, outdoor patios, beverage gardens, and no cars. It’s North Van’s answer to the City of Vancouver’s popular Car Free Festivals, and it’s certainly gearing up to be something special.

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Slide the City North Vancouver Returning for 2 days this August

Come Nose to Snout With Stellar Sea Lions at Vancouver Aquarium’s NEW Exhibit!

photo: Vancouver Aquarium

Come nose to snout with Steller sea lions at Steller’s Bay, a new exhibit that spotlights these majestic and mysterious creatures, starting July 1 only at Vancouver Aquarium. Transported to a fishing village on Canada’s west coast, visitors will delight as they experience sea lions basking brilliantly in the sun and hear them roaring in spectacular chorus. Below the surface stands huge underwater viewing windows where visitors will be immersed in a sea lion’s world, getting up-close as the dynamic animals glide through the water with incredible power and agility.

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Come Nose to Snout With Stellar Sea Lions at Vancouver Aquarium’s NEW Exhibit!

Canada Day 2017: Pancakes, Performances and a Parade!

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Vancouver’s Canada Day Parade. Photo: Stuart Davis, PNG via The Province

The highlight of this year’s summer is fast approaching with the 150th birthday celebration of Canada coming up on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Aside from the free drumming and movies, a food festival, and an open house at the Convention Centre, there is so much to do in the city this Canada Day long weekend, you’re going to need to take extra vacation afterwards to get some rest!

The culmination of the Canada Day events will be happening at Canada Place, which will host a huge two-day party on Saturday and Sunday that’s not to be missed. The event has everything you could ever want: performances, pancakes, and a parade!

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Canada Day 2017: Pancakes, Performances and a Parade!

Peek Behind the Curtains at Vancouver Aquarium This Weekend

photo: Michael DeYoung

The following article was submitted by the Vancouver Aquarium.

Summer’s here, the sun’s out, and we’re giving visitors an opportunity to see Vancouver Aquarium in a new light with a peek behind the curtains!

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Peek Behind the Curtains at Vancouver Aquarium This Weekend

Kids In Vancouver: 4 Playground-Adjacent Coffee Shop Patios

Blenz Coffee | Photo: Blenz Coffee (Instagram)

When you’re a parent, nothing pairs better with rambunctious children than a caffeine-forward cuppa joe and a great outdoor space to let your kids run free. Fortunately, Vancouver is filled with coffee shop patios that are situated only steps away from the city’s best parks and playgrounds, so parents can relax while their kids get their wiggles out.

Here are 4 places to grab a coffee that are adjacent to playgrounds – perfect for parents who want to caffeinate and chill while their children play outside.

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Kids In Vancouver: 4 Playground-Adjacent Coffee Shop Patios

Kids In Vancouver: Make A Big Splash At Tsawwassen’s Brand New Water Slide Park

Last Summer, we said goodbye to Splashdown Park – Greater Vancouver’s only water slide park and an iconic Summer staple, frequented by kids in Vancouver (and visitors) since 1989 when Splashdown first opened its doors.

On June 12th, a new and improved water park will open its doors, and it promises to be bigger and better than its predecessor. Executive Hotels & Resorts has since acquired the property, and has rebranded the 7-acre park as Big Splash Water Slide Park! Here’s what you can expect from this new Summer hot spot.

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Kids In Vancouver: Make A Big Splash At Tsawwassen’s Brand New Water Slide Park