The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park – Behind the Scenes

Julia Gorman (Senior Marine Mammal Trainer) releases a Herring in the wide-open mouth of Kila.

The following photo essay was contributed by Vancouver photographer Dave Roels (www.daveroels.com) as part of our Behind the Scenes in Tourism series.

The Vancouver Aquarium in beautiful Stanley Park is one of the best places to visit whether you are a tourist or local resident.

I contacted Dr. John Nightingale, the Vancouver Aquarium’s president, to see if he would allow me to go behind-the-scenes and take a few photographs for the Behind The Scenes In Tourism series on the Inside Vancouver blog. Dr. Nightingale passed me along to Roxanne St-Pierre in communications who suggested three areas to photograph.

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The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park – Behind the Scenes

The Vancouver Opera – Behind the Scenes

Parvin Mirhady holds up a hanger with a number of pieces of costume jewelry used as clothing props in the Opera productions.

The following photo essay was contributed by Vancouver photographer Dave Roels (www.daveroels.com).

The Michael & Inna O’Brian Centre for Vancouver Opera’s General Director, James W. Wright gave an excellent slide show presentation to Vancouver AM Tourist Services Association members while touring the facilities at VO’s new location. In the past the VO had its space housed in a number of locations in the downtown core.

With the new move all its artistic and administrative operations are combined under one roof, in a building located near Commercial Drive. All staging and orchestra rehearsals, costumes and properties construction, set storage, box office and administrative activities will take place in the Vancouver Opera Centre, at 1945 McLean Avenue.

During the tour of the facilities the wardrobe department was alive and working. Parvin Mirhady, head of costumes gave an excellent talk on what it is that they do for the different productions in which the Opera is engaged.

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The Vancouver Opera – Behind the Scenes

Vancouver Beaches: A Photo Essay

English Bay Beach

The following photo essay was contributed by local Vancouver photographer Clayton Perry, exclusively for Inside Vancouver. In this photo essay Clayton takes a look at beaches around Vancouver.

When I was asked to do a photo-essay on Vancouver’s beaches, I was a little worried…to be honest, I didn’t think that I had enough images to make it worth the while and fall had already snuck up on us so the chance of me getting any good images this year is basically gone with the wind as it were…but as I looked through my database of images, I began to realize that I have quite a few images of beaches around the Vancouver area. I know there are literally dozens of great beaches and swimming holes around the Lower Mainland and I am sure that I am going to miss some of your favourites. Although we’re not really “world famous” for our beaches, at least not as much as we are for our mountains, I think Vancouver has some incredible places to lay your towel down, and people watching on the Kits Beach boardwalk rivals an afternoon on Venice Beach any summer day.

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Vancouver Beaches: A Photo Essay

Steveston Fishing Village: A Photo Essay

Steveston


The following photo essay was contributed by local Vancouver photographer Clayton Perry, exclusively for Inside Vancouver. In this photo essay Clayton takes a look at Steveston Village.

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Steveston Fishing Village: A Photo Essay

Photo Essay: Vancouver Architecture

The following photo essay was contributed by local Vancouver photographer Clayton Perry, exclusively for Inside Vancouver. In this photo essay Clayton takes a look at Vancouver architecture.

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Photo Essay: Vancouver Architecture