Kids In Vancouver: Dive Into The Holidays With Scuba Claus

Scuba Claus | Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

Scuba Claus | Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

“I KNOW HIM!” Buddy The Elf isn’t the only Santa enthusiast who would shout with glee at the sight of Scuba Claus swimming alongside his favourite aquatic friends at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Come for the Claus, and stay for the aquatic-themed holiday festivities that light up Vancouver’s favourite tourist destination. Here are some of the ways you can dive into the holidays with some festive underwater fun.

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Kids In Vancouver: Dive Into The Holidays With Scuba Claus

Cute News Alert: Baby Sea Otter Coming to Vancouver Aquarium

vancouver aquarium sea otter

Image courtesy of Seattle Aquarium.

In today’s top story in the cutest news ever: a new baby sea otter will be joining the crew at the Vancouver Aquarium after being rescued and rehabilitated by the nearby Seattle Aquarium.

The stranded pup was discovered in early August, alone and starving on Rialto Beach, which is located on the outer coast of Washington state. He was only about three weeks old and incredibly thin and weak. Unlike the seals that seem to overpopulate our waters, sea otters are listed under the state of Washington as a threatened species.

The orphaned pup (now known as “Rialto”) will be moving to the Vancouver Aquarium as soon as he’s stable and the proper permits have been obtained.

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Cute News Alert: Baby Sea Otter Coming to Vancouver Aquarium

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

From food trucks to symphony to burlesque, there’s something for everyone this weekend.  Check out our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Ready for another beautiful autumn weekend?  There are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including Hallowe’en events, interior design shows, and the last of some of the farmers markets in the city.   Here’s our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium

Tropical Fish Tank, Vancouver Aquarium

The following article was contributed by Tourism Vancouver staffer Andrew Budreski

Last week’s After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium was the first of its kind.  This sold-out event allowed for 500 visitors to come to the aquarium between 6-10pm, and experience the exhibits at night, without the crowds.  Almost every exhibit was open for viewing, including the 4d theatre.  This 19+ licensed event also provided a unique opportunity for experiencing the aquarium in an adults-only atmosphere.  The event was such a success that another After Hours event is already planned for June 27th, 2012. Continue reading:
After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium