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

Take A Stroll Through The ’20s At The Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Carousel

The Carousel, Burnaby Village Museum | Photo: Bianca Bujan

The word “museum” often conjures up childhood memories of school field trips, shuffling from one dark and stuffy room to another, and staring at historical memorabilia through glass cases labelled “Do Not Touch”, while constantly being shhh’d by teachers. Perhaps these stale memories are the reason for my hesitancy to visit Burnaby’s most beloved museum.

But the classic carousel, picturesque town, and friendly guides quickly turned my apathy to intrigue as I strolled through the historic village for the first time. Here are some of the great things to see and do at the Burnaby Village Museum.

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Take A Stroll Through The ’20s At The Burnaby Village Museum

Underneath Vancouver: Venturing into the Britannia Mine

Britannia Mine Museum | britanniaminemuseum.ca

Britannia Mine Museum | britanniaminemuseum.ca

More than a century ago, one of the largest copper mines on the planet opened just north of Vancouver. From 1904-1974, an estimated 60,000 workers labored inside the famous Britannia Mine, excavating a mammoth tunnel system more than 120 miles long.

Are you ready to take a peek inside?

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Underneath Vancouver: Venturing into the Britannia Mine

The Chinese Legacies Exhibit: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway at Hell’s Gate Airtram

Hell's Gate Airtram | Photo: Feathrinn/Flickr

Hell’s Gate Airtram | Photo: Feathrinn/Flickr

Drive the Scenic Fraser Canyon with its’ 7 mountain tunnels into the historic heart of British Columbia and visit the biggest ‘rush’ on the Gold Rush Trail. You can see this place for yourself as you exchange mountain ranges aboard one of the only descending gondolas in North America at the Hell’s Gate Airtram. These aerial trams will give you a birds’ eye view of this historic landmark where 200 million gallons of water per minute thunder through this 33 metre wide passage. “We had to travel where no human being should venture for surely we have encountered the gates of hell”. – Simon Fraser, 1808. You will witness firsthand what these words really meant to this early explorer.

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The Chinese Legacies Exhibit: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway at Hell’s Gate Airtram

Featured Attraction of the Week: The Vancouver Lookout (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: The Vancouver Lookout

Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.

Vancouver as you have never seen it before!

Ride the glass Elevators up 550ft (170m) to a spectacular 360° view of Vancouver. Rain or shine you’ll not want to miss out on the views from up here. Tickets purchased are good for all day return so you’ll never miss out on anything. Come and see the view by day, night and at sunset! Their friendly staff is always there to provide free, multilingual tours and regale you with fun facts and helpful information about this great city. See as far as the distant Mt. Baker or as near as the tennis court on top of Holt Renfrew two blocks away!
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Featured Attraction of the Week: The Vancouver Lookout (Free Ticket Giveaway!)