SCIENCE MEETS ART MEETS OCEAN: DOUGLAS COUPLAND’S VORTEX OPENS AT THE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM ON MAY 18

Internationally renowned for his work in contemporary thought, literature, visual, and public art, Douglas Coupland now adds environmental art to his remarkable portfolio. Vortex – the first-ever full-scale artistic imagining of the Pacific Trash Vortex or Great Pacific Garbage Patch – opens May 18, 2018 at the Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative.

Vortex is an exploration of the escalating global ocean plastic pollution crisis and the evolving human relationship with this ubiquitous material in an emotive, provocative, and inspirational way.

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SCIENCE MEETS ART MEETS OCEAN: DOUGLAS COUPLAND’S VORTEX OPENS AT THE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM ON MAY 18

Ocean Wise Launches New Podcast About Ocean Champions

There are tons of amazing people out there who are doing cool, out-of-the-box things to protect the environment. Many of them call Vancouver home, but there’s also a whole world out there of equally inspiring names.

Enter My Ocean, a new podcast from Ocean Wise.  My Ocean takes listeners into the minds and journeys of some of the world’s true ocean champions and dives in to the remarkable ways they are protecting our blue planet. Each episode profiles a new leader, someone who has thrown convention in the wind and instead followed their own path to making a difference for the world’s oceans.

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Ocean Wise Launches New Podcast About Ocean Champions

All-Star Champion To be Crowned at The Vancouver Aquarium’s 10th Anniverary Chowder Chowdown

Photo from 2016; Sourced from Alexis Brown

When the weather turns autumnal, I develop an intense longing for bowls of hearty chowder, chockfull of ingredients.

If you’re also reaching for your soup spoon, you’ll find plenty to dig into at the upcoming Seafood Chowder Chowdown. The soup event of the season is returning this month for its 10th anniversary celebration!

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All-Star Champion To be Crowned at The Vancouver Aquarium’s 10th Anniverary Chowder Chowdown

Are You Afraid Of The Deep? Celebrate Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Photo: Dragon Moray

Explore the dark side of the ocean this Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours event on Tuesday, Oct. 24. When the lights go down, the intrigue goes up as guest witness the nocturnal habits of the 50,000+ aquatic creatures during this adults-only spooky soiree.

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Are You Afraid Of The Deep? Celebrate Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Vancouver Aquarium’s Eleventh Annual Toast To The Coast Is A Truly Stellar Occasion

Photo: Pacific Canada Gallery | Vision Photography

Ocean lovers, movers, shakers, and bons vivants will be equally enchanted by the finned, furred, and whiskered guests of honour at Toast to the Coast, the 11th annual fundraising gala that supports Ocean Wise® and Vancouver Aquarium, presented by CIBC.

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Vancouver Aquarium’s Eleventh Annual Toast To The Coast Is A Truly Stellar Occasion

Learn about Sustainable Seafood at “From Boat to Table” at the Vancouver Aquarium

An Ocean Wise pink shrimp taco special at the Vancouver Aquarium; Sourced from the Vancouver Aquarium Facebook page

An Ocean Wise pink shrimp taco special at the Vancouver Aquarium; Sourced from the Vancouver Aquarium Facebook page

Vancouver is blessed with access to incredible fresh seafood, which can be enjoyed in restaurants around the city. Part of what makes our seafood culture so special is an increased willingness to make sustainability a priority, both in consciousness and in action.

November has been designated Ocean Wise month! In honour of this celebration, the Vancouver Aquarium and Vancouver Foodster’s Food Talks are presenting “From Boat to Table: The Sustainable Seafood Supply Chain,” a fun, interactive, and educational event on November 2, 2016.

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Learn about Sustainable Seafood at “From Boat to Table” at the Vancouver Aquarium

Learn to Cook from Vancouver’s Hottest Ocean Wise Chefs at Fin to Tail

Chef Ned Bell’s signature Dungeness crab tacos.

Chef Ned Bell’s Signature Dungeness Crab Tacos

On August 11, inspired chefs and at-home cooks can feast their eyes at Fin to Tail, a new event from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre featuring cooking demonstrations from the city’s hottest Ocean Wise chefs.

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Learn to Cook from Vancouver’s Hottest Ocean Wise Chefs at Fin to Tail