Celebrate Vancouver’s Shoreline at Water’s Edge Day on October 1

photo: Takaya Tours

photo: Takaya Tours

On October 1, join the waterfront celebration at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Expect a full day of great activities for the entire family that explore the shoreline – all part of Water’s Edge Day. These include guided dragon boat tours, kayaking and First Nations canoe tours, arts and crafts workshops, touch tanks, children’s entertainers, live music, and entrance to the Museum. And it’s all FREE!

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Celebrate Vancouver’s Shoreline at Water’s Edge Day on October 1

Cute News Alert: Baby Sea Otter Coming to Vancouver Aquarium

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Image courtesy of Seattle Aquarium.

In today’s top story in the cutest news ever: a new baby sea otter will be joining the crew at the Vancouver Aquarium after being rescued and rehabilitated by the nearby Seattle Aquarium.

The stranded pup was discovered in early August, alone and starving on Rialto Beach, which is located on the outer coast of Washington state. He was only about three weeks old and incredibly thin and weak. Unlike the seals that seem to overpopulate our waters, sea otters are listed under the state of Washington as a threatened species.

The orphaned pup (now known as “Rialto”) will be moving to the Vancouver Aquarium as soon as he’s stable and the proper permits have been obtained.

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Kids In Vancouver: 7 Insta-Worthy Photos To Take At The Aquarium

Beluga Visit | Photo: Hello BC

Beluga Visit | Photo: BC Ferries Vacations

A visit to Vancouver isn’t complete without a trip to the world-famous Vancouver Aquarium, and while the destination has undergone many changes since its opening in 1956, the most popular photo spots seem to have remained the same.

The first public aquarium to open in Canada, and the largest aquarium in the country, Vancouver’s marine park has been expanded and enhanced over its 60 years in business. In 2014, Vancouver’s favourite tourist destination received a significant facelift, with an epic expansion that transformed the space into a next-level marine experience. With the latest updates, and the celebratory 60th anniversary memories sprinkled throughout the property, there are more reasons than ever to snap and share your favourite photos. Here are 7 photo spots that every Vancouver Aquarium visitor seems to love sharing on Instagram.

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Kids In Vancouver: 7 Insta-Worthy Photos To Take At The Aquarium

Explore Vancouver’s Coal Harbour: The 9 Best Attractions

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

A picturesque residential area that boasts a multitude of high-rise condos and seemingly endless stretches of walkway and greenery, Coal Harbour. We may not all be able to afford to live in Coal Harbour, but luckily it doesn’t cost much to walk around and explore this luxury neighborhood where urban development intertwines with the beauty of nature.

Here’s our pick of must-see and do attractions in the area:

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Explore Vancouver’s Coal Harbour: The 9 Best Attractions

A Summer’s Eve at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours, Aug 18 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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There’s no better place to be in the summer than the B.C. coast. Celebrate some of the amazing aquatic creatures we have at the next After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre on August 18. Grab a drink and get to know some of our local coastal critters through special programs and talks, while discovering the enchantment of the Vancouver Aquarium after dark.

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A Summer’s Eve at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours, Aug 18 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours Geared to Grown-Ups

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Like the idea of spending an evening with BC’s coastal critters while you sip a summer cocktail? After Hours is a series of special evenings hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium for adults 19 and up where you can just that and more. Continue reading:
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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