Kids In Vancouver: 7 Insta-Worthy Photos To Take At The Aquarium

Beluga Visit | Photo: Hello BC

Beluga Visit | Photo: BC Ferries Vacations

A visit to Vancouver isn’t complete without a trip to the world-famous Vancouver Aquarium, and while the destination has undergone many changes since its opening in 1956, the most popular photo spots seem to have remained the same.

The first public aquarium to open in Canada, and the largest aquarium in the country, Vancouver’s marine park has been expanded and enhanced over its 60 years in business. In 2014, Vancouver’s favourite tourist destination received a significant facelift, with an epic expansion that transformed the space into a next-level marine experience. With the latest updates, and the celebratory 60th anniversary memories sprinkled throughout the property, there are more reasons than ever to snap and share your favourite photos. Here are 7 photo spots that every Vancouver Aquarium visitor seems to love sharing on Instagram.

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Kids In Vancouver: 7 Insta-Worthy Photos To Take At The Aquarium

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out Comes to Vancouver – 100 preserved animals on display at Science World

Image from Animal Inside Out

Ready to see your favourite animals … inside-out?

More than 100 meticulously preserved and dissected animals are on display now at Science World as part of the new exhibit Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out. From the familiar (dogs, cows, goats) to the exotic (giraffes, octopus, camels), the whole animal kingdom is on display in downtown Vancouver – sans skin.

The unique exhibit is made possible through the science of plastination. Developed in the ’70s by anatomist (and Body Worlds founder) Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the process replaces water and soluble fat in specimens with plastics. Tissues, muscles and organs are carefully preserved, allowing for up-close inspection.  Continue reading:
Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out Comes to Vancouver – 100 preserved animals on display at Science World

Tribute bands raise money for animals this Saturday

3 Inches of Blood

3 Inches of Blood and friends.

At first, you might not expect musicians who play in bands with names like Cooked and Eaten and Rotting Hills to be concerned about the furry beings who live among us.

Yet members of Vancouver’s hard rock and heavy metal community are coming together to aid in some planned pregnancy amongst the city’s four-legged types. These critter-conscious musicians are recombining into tribute groups to cover songs by metal faves like Rush, Sepultura and Thin Lizzy.

The second annual event is this Saturday night at the Rickshaw Theatre (254 E. Hastings) and will raise money for Neüterhead: Ace of Spays, a non-profit that assists rescue groups with the costs of spaying and neutering animals in their care. There are also prizes.

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Tribute bands raise money for animals this Saturday

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

We’ve rounded up a variety of events this long weekend – tulips, classic cars, crafts, sports and more!  Read on for our top picks for things happening around Vancouver this Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver Has a Zoo?! Who knew?

Photo Credit: Greater Vancouver Zoo

Every morning, I get those Internet coupons in my email (You know, the ones that offer half-off sushi and haircuts and things like that).  One day earlier this month, I was surprised to get a coupon advertising half-off at a place called the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

Vancouver has a zoo?  I had no idea.  I chalked it up to the fact that I’m not a true born-and-raised Vancouverite.  But when I asked some friends with deep Vancouver roots about it, they were just as surprised.

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Vancouver Has a Zoo?! Who knew?