Explore Vancouver’s Coal Harbour: The 9 Best Attractions

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

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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:
Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours Geared to Grown-Ups

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

#vanaqua60: Celebrating 60 Years of Ocean Conservation

Enter the Celebrate #vanaqua60 photo contest by uploading your favourite Aquarium photos

Enter the Celebrate #vanaqua60 photo contest by uploading your favourite Aquarium photos

On June 15, 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre opened its doors to the community. The local aquarium was an immediate success, welcoming 10,000 visitors in its first weekend alone. The admission price that day? Twenty-five cents.

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#vanaqua60: Celebrating 60 Years of Ocean Conservation

Vancouver Date Ideas: Wine for Waves and the Launch of Red Racer Super Stellar IPA

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The comfy stage of any relationship is the best. You know, the point where you can wear your grungiest clothing, have stringy hair, and your dorkiest glasses and you don’t care? My boyfriend and I are at this point now, and I love it.

Except sometimes I miss the beginning when we always dressed to impress each other and every outing together was memorable (home dates in sweatpants tend to be interchangeable). When we make the effort to plan something special, we transform into the shinier new couple we used to be.

Fortunately, two upcoming events that celebrate the best of local drink and food promise to be evenings of fun for you and your sweetie. And, if you’re single, you’ll have the chance to mingle with people who just might turn into future dates.

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Vancouver Date Ideas: Wine for Waves and the Launch of Red Racer Super Stellar IPA

After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium, March 10

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Love is in the air, and underwater, at the upcoming adults-only After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium on March 10. This one is all about the secret sex lives of animals, so you can expect to learn everything you need to know about the unique mating habits of marine life at this one-of-a-kind event.

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After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium, March 10