Long Weekend and Long Nights: Vancouver Aquarium Starts August With a Splash

The dog days of summer have arrived in Vancouver and what better way to spend them than diving deep into the ocean blue? Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, invites locals and visitors alike to discover the incredible and diverse habitats and animals found below the water’s surface, making the most of these long summer nights and weekends. For the first time ever, Vancouver Aquarium is offering extended hours into the evening. Each Wednesday during the month of August, the Aquarium will keep its doors open for ocean lovers of all ages to explore the Aquarium’s 50,000+ aquatic creatures.

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Long Weekend and Long Nights: Vancouver Aquarium Starts August With a Splash

Learn to Cook from YVR’s Hottest Chefs at Fin to Tail

Summer and seafood go hand in hand, and what better way to enjoy them both than with the city’s top chefs, a glass of wine or beer in hand and in the surroundings of beautiful Stanley Park.

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Learn to Cook from YVR’s Hottest Chefs at Fin to Tail

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

Celebrate Summer Love at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Love comes in all shapes and sizes and nowhere is this more true than at Vancouver Aquarium. On Thursday, July 20, summer love takes over After Hours as guests spend quality time with their date, bestie, or pals and 50,000+ aquatic creatures during the amourous adults-only event.

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Celebrate Summer Love at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

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!

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

Celebrate the Return of Spot Prawn Season!

Photo Credit: Frederique Neil

It’s nearly that time of year when food lovers in the city go crazy over the sustainable and local darling, spot prawns. For the uninitiated, spot prawns are characterized by white horizontal bars on their carapaces, as well as white spots on their tails (hence the name). And they have a distinctive sweet flavour that’s amazing!

Here are two events that will provide you with fun and delicious ways to enjoy this season’s catch.

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Celebrate the Return of Spot Prawn Season!