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The largest aquarium in Canada just got a whole lot bigger.
On Friday, June 13, the newly expanded Vancouver Aquarium opens its doors to the public for the first time. The opening marks the completion of the first, ambitious phase of an update slated to continue over the next several years. The addition nearly doubles the aquarium’s gallery space and includes a number of high-tech upgrades.
The first thing visitors will notice is the dramatic new entryway (along with Bill Reid’s iconic orca statue, now back after two years in storage). The facade’s new iridescent cladding changes colour from blue to green, much like the scales of a fish. In addition, the entrance features 2.4-square-meter LED video displays glowing behind a film of tumbling water.
With the addition of 55,000 square feet of amazing exploration space at Vancouver Aquarium this summer, the Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala, Night at the Aquarium, presented by PCL Construction Group, will be an event you won’t want to miss. Taking place on June 19th, Night at the Aquarium is a celebration of our oceans and raises funds to support the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education efforts, including its national sustainable seafood program Ocean Wise™.
Fill up your calendar for June’s first Friday to Sunday! There’s so much to do, and only three days to do them all in… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!
Performing arts, historical walking tours, diving, circus, food festivals… this weekend is full of things to do for everyone in the family. Check out our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver! Continue reading:
Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend