Scuba Claus is Coming to Town

Scuba Claus Vancouver 2015

Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

There’s a new red and white-coloured species being featured underwater at the Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season. Santa’s distant cousin–Scuba Claus–will be appearing for daily dives in the Canada’s Arctic gallery with the beluga whales to help get things into the Christmas spirit.

This underwater phenomenon is just one of the festive celebrations scheduled during December at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Scuba Claus is Coming to Town

Vancouver Fish-Loving Foodie Alert! Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is Back at the Aquarium

chowder2We may have just got a new Nordstom but really, the only accessory any visitor to Vancouver needs in November is the iconic mini wooden spoon which comes with each entry to the Vancouver Aquarium’s annual Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown. Fourteen chefs will battle it out on November 18th for the honour of being crowned the 2015 Ocean Wise Chowder Champion.  Continue reading:
Vancouver Fish-Loving Foodie Alert! Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is Back at the Aquarium

Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Oct. 3rd

photo: Takaya Tours

Photo: Takaya Tours

Vancouver is a city shaped by more than 58 kilometers of waterfront. From the industrial Port lands in the Burrard inlet to the Fraser River, there is an abundant variety of activities. The Seawall wraps around downtown and Stanley Park, connecting all of our beautiful beaches, the log booms, marinas and small streams that punctuate the shoreline and display just how much of our city is linked to the waterfront.

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Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Oct. 3rd

Two roving fish feasts support sustainable seafood in Vancouver

Photo sourced from the Fish Counter on Facebook

Photo sourced from the Fish Counter on Facebook

Vancouver has a bounty of fantastic seafood–and local chefs want to make sure it stays that way.

That’s why so many of them are involved with the sustainable seafood movement. For diners, that means an abundance of delicious events that support the cause.

Case in point: two upcoming roving feasts.

The first, on Sunday, September 27, is a Slow Fish Dinner. No, it’s not about fish that don’t swim fast enough to get away; rather, the name refers to the Slow Food movement.

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Two roving fish feasts support sustainable seafood in Vancouver

Chester Meets Helen at the Vancouver Aquarium

photo: Helen and Chester

Helen and Chester | Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

Chester, the false killer whale rescued last summer on a beach in Tofino, has a new home at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Following weeks of periodic meetings, Chester has successfully integrated with Helen, a rescued Pacific white-sided dolphin, in his new permanent habitat in the Wild Coast. Visitors can now see him and learn more about this species that is rarely spotted off the coast of B.C.

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Chester Meets Helen at the Vancouver Aquarium