Sharks and Rays at Vancouver Aquarium

Comments 139 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Secret World of Sharks and Rays is an experience on now (and for a limited time) at the Vancouver Aquarium that showcases the lifestyles of sharks and their cousins, the majestic rays.

Zebra Shark for Miss 604
Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

Engage with a beautiful zebra shark and whiprays in the Tropic Zone or take in the colossal models of the basking and thresher sharks in the Pacific Canada Pavilion. Learn about the hunting strategies, survival techniques and incredible adaptations of these fascinating fishes and the issues that threaten them.

There are 370 different living shark species and their cousins come in many shapes and sizes as a result of the incredible adaptations they have undergone in order to survive and thrive in a variety of aquatic environments.

Learn about the sharks that call the waters of British Columbia home, from the very common Pacific spiny dogfish to the endangered basking shark and the rarely seen thresher shark, in our Pacific Canada Pavilion. Then, explore the Tropic Zone and Amazon Gallery to spot a secretive shark called the tasseled wobbegong, a stealthy blue-spotted fantail ray with periscope eyes, and the freshwater stingray that sucks, literally – it sucks up snails to capture and eat them in its native home, Brazil’s Xingu River.

If you would like to visit the Vancouver Aquarium and discover The Secret World of Sharks and Rays, I have a 4-pack of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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RT to enter to win 4 tix to @VancouverAqua’s Secret World of Sharks and Rays from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Passes will be valid until April 30, 2013 and must be claimed/used by that time. Follow the Vancouver Aquarium on Twitter and Facebook for more information about their research, exhibits, and special events.

Update The winner is Lindsey!

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  1. Radhika KWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:17am PST

    Thanks for the contest, never been to the Vancouver Aquarium

  2. JennWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:18am PST

    I would love to go see this exhibit! I love the aquarium.

  3. Aaron B.Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:19am PST

    Been a while since I’ve taken my wife to the Vancouver Aquarium, this would be awesome.

  4. tracyWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:20am PST

    would love to visit!

  5. AlisaWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:30am PST

    Haven’t been in a few years!

  6. David DWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:46am PST

    Love to take the family! Thanks!

  7. Taylor P.Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 10:08am PST

    I would love to go to the Aquarium! 🙂

  8. Brittany RWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 10:29am PST

    i LOVE SHARKS!! and the aquarium 🙂

  9. janWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 10:34am PST

    great prize. thx for the opportunity.

  10. WallyWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 10:39am PST

    I love the Aquarium but haven’t been there for a long time.

  11. GigiWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 10:47am PST

    I would love to go!

  12. gregWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:08am PST

    Sharks are so interesting.

  13. Debbie FWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:09am PST

    I haven’t been to the aquarium in years.

  14. JoelWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:09am PST

    I would love to check out the sharks, I haven’t been there in forever. Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. rob kWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:11am PST

    I’d love to go!

  16. HayleyWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:11am PST

    This looks awesome ^_^

  17. Elizabeth BWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:40am PST

    Great giveaway…haven’t taken the kids to the Aquarium for awhile…fingers crossed!

  18. lorWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 12:08pm PST


  19. AmyWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 12:18pm PST

    I recently had a brief visit to the aquarium after 10 years. There were so many things to learn and see. I would love to go back.

  20. LoriWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 12:26pm PST

    It’s been a lot of years since I’ve been to the aquarium…I’d love to go back.

  21. NicoleWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 12:51pm PST

    The new exhibit looks great!

  22. BrendaWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 12:53pm PST

    I would love to learn more about sharks!

  23. Anthony CWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 12:53pm PST

    Now we can actually (though temporary) say “live every week like it’s shark week”.

  24. AmandaWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 12:56pm PST

    I love the aquarium!

  25. MeghanWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 12:57pm PST

    I’d love to go back and visit the sharks and rays !

  26. A.J.Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 12:59pm PST

    I used to volunteer at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center, but it’s been years since I’ve had a chance to visit the facility. I would love to win these passes to see how the place has changed!

  27. EmiliaWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:01pm PST

    The Vancouver Aquarium is always a treat and a great destination to go to.

  28. RobWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:05pm PST

    Kids would love this!!!

  29. RobWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:05pm PST

    Kids would love this!!!

  30. chista kWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:06pm PST

    The aquarium is always fun. Haven’t been in many years.

  31. SusanWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:10pm PST

    I haven’t been to the Vancouver Aquarium since my elementary school field trip!

  32. janice montroyWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:11pm PST

    I love the Vancouver Aquarium. This exhibit sounds amazing.

  33. ErinWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:25pm PST

    I’ve never actually been inside the Vancouver Aquarium. This sounds so cool!

  34. MeganWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:41pm PST

    Would love a trip to the aquarium!

  35. MICHAELWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:46pm PST

    this would be awesome to check out!

  36. SanazWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 1:48pm PST

    I’d love to check them out

  37. DarcyWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 2:19pm PST

    You’re never to old to enjoy the aquarium

  38. JayanWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 2:23pm PST

    I love the aquarium, can’t remember the last time I went!

  39. IainWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 2:51pm PST

    great family prize. thanks!

  40. liz eynonWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 3:34pm PST

    My 2 kids love the aquarium,especially the sharks and the 4D theatre!!!

  41. Warren AndersonWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 3:47pm PST

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the aquarium, would love to take some friends with me!

  42. PaulaWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 3:59pm PST

    Yes please! The Great white shark is my 4 year olds favorite in the whole world!

  43. LaurenWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 4:07pm PST

    I’m team sharks all the way.

  44. Tiffany LWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 4:21pm PST

    I would love to go visit the aquarium!

  45. Jessica TWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 4:25pm PST

    I’d love to win this!

  46. Teresa KWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 4:54pm PST

    I’d love to win. I’ve been swimming with sharks and rays. This would remind me of that experience.

  47. MikeWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 4:58pm PST

    It’s about time we took a trip to the Aquarium…thanks for the chance…maybe 😉

  48. JonathanWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 5:22pm PST

    Sharks are fascinating and misunderstood, that much I’ve gotten from watching documentaries – so I’d love the opportunity to come to this with these tickets, as well as bring friends to them, should I be picked 🙂

  49. JasWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 5:46pm PST

    The Aquarium is a great place to take kids (and kids at heart!). What a great treat this would be!

  50. SamanthaWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:04pm PST

    Great contest! As a former scuba instructor the aquarium is always a fun and special place for me, it’s been too long since my last visit.

  51. GregWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:18pm PST

    thanks for the chance

  52. Amber PedersenWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:22pm PST

    Would be awesome to win. I haven’t been to the aquarium in awhile.

  53. ZeinaWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:22pm PST

    Please pick me

  54. AmyWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:27pm PST

    This program sounds really cool!

  55. GavinWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:34pm PST

    Pick me! Pick me! Long time shark lover, newbie to Canada!

  56. Siobhan S.Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:37pm PST

    Sharks are amazing!

  57. Jennifer ForbesWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:41pm PST

    So Awesome! Love the Aquarium. I find it so relaxing. They just did a segment on the Shark exhibit on the 6’oclock news. I was thinking I really need to take my daughter. She would love to go.

  58. HollieWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:50pm PST

    Sure I’d love to go. I’m a big kid at heart. I just can’t afford 20$ to get in right now.

    Thank you

  59. Dayna WilsonWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 7:57pm PST

    I have a membership to the aquarium and take my son all the time…I’d love to bring my sister and her daughter along with us for free as a treat!

  60. JenWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 8:00pm PST

    Would love to take the kids to see this!

  61. GeraldWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 8:34pm PST

    Can’t wait to take my grand-son to see the sharks!

  62. timWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 8:39pm PST

    been a long time since i’ve been to the aquarium, but i love animals and had a great time when i was at sea world in san diego this past summer!

  63. MichelleWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 8:43pm PST

    I’d love to see the sharks and rays!

  64. GinaWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 8:45pm PST

    Super cool!

  65. DavidWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 8:57pm PST

    Sharks are cool.

  66. KatieWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:20pm PST

    Wonderful giveaway – thanks!

  67. CarolWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:32pm PST

    Seems like a wonderful event for a family.

  68. Kah-MeiWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:46pm PST

    My family would love this, thanks for the chance!

  69. DarcyWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 10:26pm PST

    I want to go!!

  70. AlexWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 10:27pm PST

    Yes please 🙂

  71. RoxanneWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 10:28pm PST

    My son loves sharks!

  72. Alexander WWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 10:29pm PST

    I’d love to show my son the sharks and rays!

  73. JackWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:01pm PST

    I would very much love to visit the Vancouver Aquarium again!

  74. Grace MWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:09pm PST

    Pick me please!

  75. CourtneyWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:18pm PST

    Would love to win this! Sharks have long been my favourite animals

  76. IzWednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 11:42pm PST

    Wow I haven’t been in the aquarium for years! This would be a great opportunity!

  77. LindaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 12:40am PST

    Fun way to spend a rainy afternoon!

  78. AnnaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 1:41am PST

    I haven’t been to the aquarium before and I’d love to go with my family!

  79. SJThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 2:15am PST

    I moved to BC in Fall 2010 and haven’t yet been to the aquarium. It is definitely on my list of things to do and I’d love to win these tickets!

  80. Jenn SThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 4:20am PST

    I love the Aquarium. its a great place

  81. SamanthaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 5:49am PST

    This would make my month!

  82. ErinThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 9:10am PST

    I love the aquarium!!!

  83. EllaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 9:55am PST

    I would love to take my young daughters!

  84. AimeeThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 10:05am PST

    This has got to be better than Sharks vs. Orcas.

  85. JeannelleThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 10:11am PST

    I love the aquarium!!!

  86. KatieThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 10:27am PST

    Super fun idea

  87. FionaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 11:15am PST

    My boys love sharks!

  88. StephanieThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 1:45pm PST

    Love sharks It would be great to win thanks

  89. Angie PThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 3:56pm PST

    The Aquarium is always a blast, but I haven’t been in a LONG time. Would be great to go see this exhibit!

  90. PatriciaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 5:05pm PST

    Sharks and rays need all the loving they can get. I’m glad that the Aquarium is showcasing them for their amazing adaptations and their important roles in ecology, rather than as creatures to be unduly feared.

  91. TonyThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 5:54pm PST

    I didn’t know that there are 370 different living shark species out there. Hey, you learn something new everyday.

  92. SonjaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 7:19pm PST

    I LOVE the Aquarium and haven’t been able to go because of a job loss. This would be awesome!!!

  93. EricaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 7:27pm PST

    I would love to visit! Haven’t gone in years!

  94. HeidiThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 8:07pm PST

    This sounds awesome – I love the Aquarium! Thanks!

  95. TiffanyThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 8:35pm PST

    I love our aquarium!

  96. GlendaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 9:14pm PST

    sounds like fun!

  97. CeciliaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 10:04pm PST

    I would love to take my kids!!

  98. vonThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 10:29pm PST

    would love to take my gf!

  99. AlexFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 9:19am PST

    time to see some fishy!

  100. LeahFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 9:38am PST

    I want to go! Haven’t been there for so long.

  101. AnneFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 9:48am PST

    Would love to check this out.

  102. JanetFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 10:01am PST

    I love to see some sharks!

  103. KevinFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 10:02am PST

    I love the Aquarium!

  104. matthewFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 10:16am PST

    always love our Aquarium

  105. RachaelFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 10:47am PST

    I love visiting the aquarium. The sea otters are my favourite, but I’d love to see the sharks and rays exhibition.

  106. jeffFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 10:53am PST

    Haven’t been to the aquarium in years!

  107. elFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 12:07pm PST

    Weee – this would be great. Thanks!

  108. AlexFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 1:47pm PST

    great prize, thanks for op

  109. jenFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 2:50pm PST

    would love to visit the aquarium!

  110. GaryFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 5:23pm PST

    Love looking at sharks (from a distance)

  111. Ron SSaturday, March 9th, 2013 — 8:53am PST

    Would love to take the family over streak break.

  112. Ron SSaturday, March 9th, 2013 — 8:54am PST

    Spring break that is.

  113. MarianneSaturday, March 9th, 2013 — 11:48pm PST

    An adventure to see the underworld of nature!!

  114. MeghnaSunday, March 10th, 2013 — 3:11pm PDT

    I woujd love to win this because I’ve never seen sharks in real life.

  115. MarySunday, March 10th, 2013 — 4:30pm PDT

    perfect way to spend spring break! thank you 🙂

  116. CyndiSunday, March 10th, 2013 — 7:27pm PDT

    would be a fun day with the family

  117. caraSunday, March 10th, 2013 — 7:45pm PDT

    I would love to take my family to the aquarium… it has been a long time. Thanks for the contest.

  118. TracySunday, March 10th, 2013 — 10:12pm PDT

    I haven’t been to the aquarium in ages! This would be a ton of fun 😀

  119. lizSunday, March 10th, 2013 — 10:35pm PDT

    Absolutely love the aquarium. Wish me luck.

  120. Lindsey MMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 12:24am PDT

    I’ve never been to the aquarium – this sounds really great!

  121. CarmelleMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 2:03am PDT

    We are lucky to have such magnificent sharks in our Pacific. I love sharks and think they’re absolutely fascinating!

  122. MelanieMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 1:29pm PDT

    Ooh, would love to see some sharks!

  123. SueMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 1:32pm PDT

    We love the aquarium and my kids totally dig the flag banners on the Cambie bridge that showcase the Secret World of Sharks and Rays experience on now!

  124. Ginger Leah GervaisMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 1:53pm PDT

    The kids would love to head to the Aquarium during their Spring break!!

  125. UrsulaMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 2:06pm PDT

    This looks amazing!

  126. AllisonMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 2:33pm PDT

    What an awesome prize! I would love to take my nephew and niece to see the sharks!

  127. vincent chenMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 2:34pm PDT

    havent been there since i was 8 @@:

  128. EileenMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 4:39pm PDT

    Been a while since I’ve visited the aquarium…would love to go back!

  129. AndyMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 4:55pm PDT

    Never been to the aquarium, and can’t really afford it as I’m a student. This would be an amazing experience!

  130. AndreaMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 4:58pm PDT

    This would be amazing, haven’t been for so long!

  131. TinaMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 6:45pm PDT

    great prize

  132. GemmaTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 11:34am PDT

    The Vancouver Aquarium is one of my top favourite local attractions. Would love to win these tickets and go back with my closest friends!

  133. Stephanie STuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 11:34am PDT

    I would love to check out the sharks and rays. so mysterious!

  134. Ken AlexanderTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 11:36am PDT

    I would love to check out the rays and sharks at the Vancouver aquarium.

  135. Elaine DengTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 11:36am PDT

    Thank you! I love going to the aquarium!

  136. GraceTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    I haven’t been to the aquarium in a long time!

  137. KrissyTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 12:07pm PDT

    i love rays

  138. MeganTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 12:16pm PDT

    I love going, haven’t been in years.

  139. HarjTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 2:23pm PDT

    Looks incredible!

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