#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

Wine for Waves

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

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