Win Tickets to the Next Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

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Vancouver Aquarium After Hours invites guests to enjoy food, wine, beer, and a specialty cocktail while exploring their galleries and making new connections. Spend quality time with your date, bestie, or pals and 50,000+ aquatic creatures during the adults-only event.

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours - Sea Lion

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

Where: Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park (845 Avison Way)
When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: On sale now for $23 (members), $31 (non-members)

Steller’s Bay Sea Lions

Just opened on Canada Day this year, Steller’s Bay is a new exhibit that spotlights majestic and mysterious creatures — Steller sea lions. Transported to a fishing village on Canada’s west coast, visitors delight as they experience sea lions basking brilliantly in the sun and hear them roaring in spectacular chorus. Below the surface stands huge underwater viewing windows where visitors will be immersed in a sea lion’s world, getting up close as the dynamic animals glide through the water with incredible power and agility.

The spectacular new exhibit prominently features an active research station, bringing behind-the-scenes research to the forefront and allowing visitors to deep dive into the critical role these animals play in conserving their counterparts in the wild.

Other Activities

In addition to the ever-changing scenery, there’s lots of fin-tastic things to see and do:

  • Touch a stingray as they glide through the water in the Discover Rays touch pool.
  • See birds of a feather as African penguins waddle about inside the Aquarium.
  • Discover the secret lives of sharks as things heat up in the Tropic Zone.
  • Catch a screening of the thrilling 4-D film, Coastal Predators.

Experience hands-on learning with marine invertebrates like sea stars, sea anemones, and more in the Wet Lab and Discover Rays. Food, cocktails, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. Tickets are only available online. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early as they often sell out!

Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, is one of the world’s leading accredited aquariums, dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.

Enter to Win

I have a pair of tickets to give away to After Hours, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly.

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Update The winner is Ali!

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  1. robMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:18am PDT

    I’d love to go!

  2. ChloeMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:20am PDT

    Thank you for supporting the Aquarium. The hard work of their veterinary and conservation efforts need to be recognized.

  3. Samantha ReevesMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:22am PDT

    This would be so much fun to attend.

  4. GraceMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:29am PDT

    I’ve never been and would love to learn more about sharks!

  5. SarahMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:33am PDT

    Winning a pair of these tickets would make my month!

  6. kellie nehringMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:39am PDT

    this would be great…I havent been there for probably 20 years!

  7. SimonMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:57am PDT

    Never been and would love to go!

  8. Janice MMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 12:12pm PDT

    This would be a fun prize to win!

  9. AliMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 12:36pm PDT

    Amazing date night!

  10. MirandaMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:14pm PDT

    Marine life.. is life !!! Been so long since I have went. Would be great to go back!

  11. Elayne FMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:16pm PDT

    What a treat this would be!

  12. Jo-AnnMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:16pm PDT

    I ❤️VanAqua! The cutest new little baby rescue sea otter is priceless ?

  13. AshleighMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:21pm PDT

    I love After Hours – we haven’t been in a few years.

  14. Kathleen EdgarMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:25pm PDT

    love this and know exactly who I would take

  15. CeciliaMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:28pm PDT

    Would love to go!!!

  16. Shannon LMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:33pm PDT

    Love to go!

  17. Katie LMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:35pm PDT

    This would be an amazing date night for us without the kids ? can’t wait to check out the new exhibit!

  18. EliseMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:42pm PDT

    I love those Sea Lions!

  19. KarenMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 2:43pm PDT

    I would absolutely love to go! I love the Vancouver Aquarium and have always wanted to go back.

  20. Sarah MillichipMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 3:04pm PDT

    I’ve love to go to the aquarium at night! It’d be great to check it out without kids around 🙂 Awesome date night for me and my husband!

  21. Robyn PetrikMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 3:09pm PDT

    Would love to check out the new Stellar Bay and see the sea lions from underground!

  22. DougMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 3:14pm PDT

    i want to go!!!

  23. AmandaMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 3:24pm PDT

    ❤️ Vanaqua!

  24. ChristinaMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 4:42pm PDT

    We would love to go!!!

  25. SarahMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 4:56pm PDT

    Sounds great!

  26. MARYMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 5:15pm PDT

    The sea lions are such amazing animals i’d love to see this exhibit!

  27. JanineMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 5:15pm PDT

    ❤️❤️ Would love to attend this! ❤️❤️

  28. Desiree MalykMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 5:20pm PDT

    I want to go! The rays are awesome.

  29. KaraMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 5:50pm PDT

    I would love to go, haven’t been to the aquarium in ages! And how fun to go after hours and have a beverage while going. Thanks for the chance.

  30. lorMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 6:31pm PDT

    Sounds wonderful, great contest!

  31. Kathleen ThomMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 6:32pm PDT

    this would be great!

  32. Joelle CoyleMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 7:23pm PDT

    I would love to go to this event! I spend hours walking through the aquarium enjoying all of the animals 🙂

  33. Lilian TaylorMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 7:35pm PDT

    A visit to the Aquarium is long overdue, and an after hours visit would be superb!

  34. NeenaMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:09pm PDT

    Hello

  35. SumiMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:11pm PDT

    Would be so fun to go!

  36. MilynneMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:12pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go to the adult after hours!

  37. Melissa HoffmannMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:21pm PDT

    This would be an amazing evening!

  38. BeckyMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:23pm PDT

    Oh, this would be so wonderful to win!

  39. robertsMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:23pm PDT

    Yes please!

  40. Zia AiyubMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:23pm PDT

    Would love to go. This would be a nice way to celebrate my bday. ??

  41. FallonMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:26pm PDT

    Please choose me!

  42. Karen SmithMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:26pm PDT

    I would That!

  43. Stacey JMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:27pm PDT

    I ❤️ Vancouver Aquarium

  44. Jaclyn JaryMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:30pm PDT

    I’d take my son. We haven’t been together yet

  45. MariaMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:32pm PDT

    Love me some sea animal chillin time ??

  46. SteveMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:33pm PDT

    I’d love to have the chance to attend (and share) that special evening at the Aquarium! ?

  47. MelanieMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:36pm PDT

    Sounds like so much fun!!

  48. MichaelMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:41pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!! Would love to go. 🙂

  49. Rita FloorMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:41pm PDT

    Looks interesting!

  50. GordMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:42pm PDT

    I’d love to go! 🙂

  51. BrittinMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:43pm PDT

    So cool! I haven’t been to the aquarium in years!

  52. Katie BorrettMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:43pm PDT

    Never been but sounds fun!

  53. Gloria wuMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:43pm PDT

    Thanks for giveaway, hope i got a chance to attend.

  54. MoniqueMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:45pm PDT

    Would love to win so I can have a date night with the hubby

  55. MarsalieMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:49pm PDT

    This sounds amazing!

  56. Teresa KMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 8:55pm PDT

    I’d love to go.

  57. SammiMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:02pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  58. Trish L.Monday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:06pm PDT

    Would be awesome to win this!

  59. MaryanneMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:11pm PDT

    Great date night!

  60. LindsayMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:27pm PDT

    I would love to go to this!

  61. JennyMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:31pm PDT

    This would be a great date night.

  62. Greg L.Monday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:35pm PDT

    thanks for the chance

  63. LoreanMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:40pm PDT

    The only time I’ve been to the aquarium at night was or a wedding…years ago, so this so this would be amazing!

  64. ClaudineMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:50pm PDT

    Would be an amazing date night! Haven’t been out in ages because of shiftwork!

  65. KristyMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:50pm PDT

    Looks amazing! ??????

  66. TeresaMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:57pm PDT

    I would love to go ! Last time I was at the aquarium was in Gr 4 and that was a very long time ago !

  67. JasonMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 9:58pm PDT

    Haven’t been to Aquarium since I was 5 yrs old.

  68. Meg MMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 10:02pm PDT

    I’d love to go!

  69. ChristineMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 10:12pm PDT

    Love the Aquarium, and love all the work that is done for the conservation of Aquatic Life. Cheers!!

  70. JanelleMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 10:18pm PDT

    Stellar’s Bay looks awesome

  71. ChristineMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 10:21pm PDT

    This event would be a great way to celebrate my birthday!

  72. KellyMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 10:45pm PDT

    This would be alot of fun! Hope I get the chance in winning this awesome prize! Never been before??

  73. AngelaMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 10:50pm PDT

    I wanna see the penguins!

  74. EzgiMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 10:53pm PDT

    I would love to go:)

  75. DavidMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:01pm PDT

    My favourite place in Vancouver.

  76. NatalieMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:10pm PDT

    I would love a chance to go! I have never gotten the opportunity to go and would be so grateful!

  77. EmmaMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:19pm PDT

    I’d love to go!

  78. jennMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:24pm PDT

    I would love to go! The radio ad promoting Steller’s Bay always make my day.

  79. Bryce PughMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:40pm PDT

    This would be a STELLAR opportunity!

  80. AshleyMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:41pm PDT

    Would love to win this!

  81. JennyMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:41pm PDT

    I’d love to go!

  82. Meina LowMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:45pm PDT

    Need a date night now…. woohoo…

  83. Jodelene WeirMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:55pm PDT

    Never been to after hours! Thanks for the opportunity to win. ?

  84. JennyTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 12:04am PDT

    This would be so much fun!

  85. KrystalTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 12:30am PDT

    This would make such a great date night 🙂

  86. NimoulTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 1:22am PDT

    This sounds super fun!

  87. Jon hTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 2:23am PDT

    Never been to an after hours before but I do take the kids often they love it and I would love a date night. Thanks!

  88. Ray KooTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 4:19am PDT

    I love the aquarium! Would love the tickets!

  89. JanelleTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 7:47am PDT

    Cheers to the Aquarium

  90. Jenn CTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 8:03am PDT

    Would love to go!

  91. MelissaTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 8:29am PDT

    I’d love to take my sister 🙂 she had her birthday this week

  92. StotesTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 8:54am PDT

    This sounds great!!

  93. Cheryl harrisTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 9:05am PDT

    This would be so much fun

  94. adamTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 10:01am PDT

    sounds like fun

  95. JazzyTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 10:01am PDT

    I would love to win! This sounds awesome!

  96. Lisa MundayTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 10:28am PDT

    This sounds so great

  97. VioletTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 11:11am PDT

    Please pick me!

  98. janTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 11:15am PDT

    I haven’t been to the Aquarium in years

  99. ConstantTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 11:26am PDT

    Vancouver Aquarium does great work; would love to spend an evening there =3

  100. JoelleTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 11:28am PDT

    I love the sea lions, they’re so amazing! I want to see the new exhibit!

  101. KristineTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 11:34am PDT

    Would love to attend and celebrate the great work the Ocean Wise/Aquarium do.

  102. Michael BTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 11:56am PDT

    My wife and I would love to go to this!

  103. Elizabeth BTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 11:58am PDT

    What a fun evening this would be!

  104. CUI YI LIUTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 12:00pm PDT

    I really want to go! thanks

  105. Felicia RafaelTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 1:17pm PDT

    I adore the aquarium! Its great that many places now have adult night!

  106. TaraTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 1:29pm PDT

    This would be steller 😉

  107. VivianTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 1:29pm PDT

    Love to win!

  108. SaTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 2:20pm PDT

    My son always want to be a biologist. He told me that his dream is to study biology at University of Hawaii. I would love to bring him there.

  109. VirginiaTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 2:30pm PDT

    Would like to go with my husband. Thanks!

  110. Mary YTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 3:41pm PDT

    would love to win. We haven’t been on a date night in a loooong time.

  111. SueTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 3:41pm PDT

    Please count me in. Thanks!

  112. NarceliTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 4:35pm PDT

    This is awesome! Thank you!

  113. DalenaTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 4:51pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!!

  114. Tim WongTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 5:37pm PDT

    Haven’t been in a while – I’d love to check out their new exhibits!

  115. KaleighTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 6:17pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  116. Dean S.Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 6:23pm PDT

    Sounds fun!

  117. NicoleTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 9:02pm PDT

    This would be a lot of fun!

  118. FayeTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 10:32pm PDT

    Would love to experience the Aquarium after hours!

  119. LuisaTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 11:14pm PDT

    My husband and I really need a night out! ?

  120. arielWednesday, July 19th, 2017 — 8:20am PDT

    yes please!

  121. Marcy OakleyWednesday, July 19th, 2017 — 8:28am PDT

    It’s been years since I was at the Vancouver Aquarium. I would love to with my husband
    on a summer date!

  122. GunnerWednesday, July 19th, 2017 — 9:15am PDT

    Can you imagine that I have been living in Vancouver for more than 20 years, but I have never been to the Vancouver Aquarium. Hopefully now is the chance.

  123. TinaWednesday, July 19th, 2017 — 9:17am PDT

    Thank you!

  124. adamThursday, July 20th, 2017 — 8:45am PDT

    great prize

  125. JillSunday, July 23rd, 2017 — 12:40am PDT

    This would be amazing :). Would love to go!

  126. Theresa SampsonMonday, July 24th, 2017 — 1:59pm PDT

    This would be so beautiful!! To be there when it’s peaceful and quiet….(sigh) 🙂

  127. Shaylene ShantzTuesday, July 25th, 2017 — 9:03am PDT

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity. Our annually family just ran out a few months ago and I would love to take my kids back to the aquarium. My oldest daughter who is 9 absolutely LOVES the aquarium. If she could she would love with belugas.

  128. Shaylene ShantzTuesday, July 25th, 2017 — 9:06am PDT

    Well I just read it’s for adults only ? so my daughter would be bummed out! Lol but my husband and I would love a little date night away from our two kids and before the 3rd baby comes along ?

  129. TammyThursday, August 3rd, 2017 — 10:36pm PDT

    So spectacular!!! love to go!!

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