Chester Meets Helen at the Vancouver Aquarium

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Helen and Chester | Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

Chester, the false killer whale rescued last summer on a beach in Tofino, has a new home at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Following weeks of periodic meetings, Chester has successfully integrated with Helen, a rescued Pacific white-sided dolphin, in his new permanent habitat in the Wild Coast. Visitors can now see him and learn more about this species that is rarely spotted off the coast of B.C.

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Chester Meets Helen at the Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium Named One of the World’s Best Aquariums

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Last week the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre was named a winner of TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards, earning the title of one of the world’s best aquariums by the travel website’s reviewers. The Vancouver Aquarium earned the same recognition in 2014.

More than 35 million people have visited the Aquarium since it opened in beautiful Stanley Park in 1956. Today, more than 1,500 staff and volunteers work to effect aquatic conservation by engaging visitors and supporters year-round.

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Vancouver Aquarium Named One of the World’s Best Aquariums

Night at the Aquarium, June 18

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There are few places in Vancouver more magical at night than the Vancouver Aquarium. The word “enchanting” comes to mind, with jellyfish glowing as they float against a bright blue backdrop and sharks dancing around each other as the beloved endangered sea turtle, Schoona, sails by.

On Thursday, June 18, the Aquarium will open its doors for a particularly majestic evening – their signature fundraising event, Night at the Aquarium. Continue reading:
Night at the Aquarium, June 18

“Body Worlds for Fish”: See preserved sharks and giant squid (from the inside) at Vancouver Aquarium

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Silky Shark. Photo sourced from Vancouver Aquarium

Remember Body Worlds? Back in 2010, the exhibit – which displays preserved human bodies in lifelike poses – made waves when it appeared at Vancouver’s Science World. Well, the same technology is now at the forefront of a brand new exhibition at the Vancouver Aquarium featuring sharks, giant squid and other fish.

Sea Monsters Revealed, on through Sept. 7, shows the internal anatomy of various sea creatures in vivid detail.  Through the miracle of plastination – which replaces water and fat in tissues with a special plastics to halt decay – viewers can get a glimpse inside the kind of fearsome predators of the deep you normally want to admire only at a distance.   Continue reading:
“Body Worlds for Fish”: See preserved sharks and giant squid (from the inside) at Vancouver Aquarium

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy Chinese and Lunar New Year!  Don’t miss out on the celebrations and festivals around Metro Vancouver this weekend.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday…
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend