Unearth Stanley Park’s Dark Secrets on Forbidden Vancouver’s New Adventure

Courtesy Forbidden Vancouver/Kyle Pearce

We all know Stanley Park as a lush oasis offering a leafy respite from the urban landscape surrounding it – a thriving rainforest whose sprawling 400 hectares contains scenic trails, sandy beaches, historic landmarks and the world-renowned Vancouver Aquarium. But underneath the beauty and splendor of this national historic site lies a complex, exciting past filled with famous crimes, secret cemeteries and truly bizarre public art – and local walking tour company Forbidden Vancouver is sharing these secrets with the public through a new experience that brings to light the park’s lesser-known stories and attributes.

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Unearth Stanley Park’s Dark Secrets on Forbidden Vancouver’s New Adventure

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

You Otter Know that Saturday Kicks Off Otter Awareness Week at Vancouver Aquarium

Tanu and Katmai

Whether they are diving, playing, splashing about, or holding paws while they sleep, sea otters are undeniably charming . . . some may even say they are “otterly” adorable. More than just a fuzzy face, sea otters play a vital role in coastal ecosystems, keeping kelp forests — which provide a home to marine animals and protect our shorelines from wind and waves — in balance. Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, invites you to celebrate sea otters during Sea Otter Awareness Week. From Saturday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 1, visitors can learn more about sea otters, the challenges they face in the wild, and how to help conserve this cute and crucial species.

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You Otter Know that Saturday Kicks Off Otter Awareness Week at Vancouver Aquarium

Pupdate! Experience the Cuteness in Person at Vancouver Aquarium

Hardy swims!

Hardy, the fuzzy-faced sea otter pup that has won hearts around the world, continues to grow bigger and stronger. The little rescued otter now spends most of his day away from his nursery and in the large sea otter habitat where Vancouver Aquarium visitors can watch him practice his swimming and diving.

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Pupdate! Experience the Cuteness in Person at Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium Hosts Toast to the Coast: A Roaming Eating & Drinking Gala

Photos by Meighan Makarchuk and Vision Event Photography

As much as it hurts to say adieu to summer, it’s almost time to start thinking about the splendour of autumnal leaves and darkening days. And, there are a host of events in the fall to start getting excited about as the weather begins to shift.

One of the grandest and most delicious evenings in the city is returning once again. Get set for the Vancouver Aquarium’s lavish Toast to the Coast, now in its eleventh incarnation. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever!

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Vancouver Aquarium Hosts Toast to the Coast: A Roaming Eating & Drinking Gala

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