Archive of posts tagged "aquarium"

Sharks and Rays at Vancouver Aquarium

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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. Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium Engage with a beautiful zebra shark and whiprays in the Tropic Zone or take in the […]

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

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When the crowds leave and the doors are shut, the Vancouver Aquarium teems with nightlife in the habitats. You can catch a glimpse of the nocturnal side of the sea at the aquarium’s After Hours event this month: Whipray. Photo credit: Vancouver Aquarium After Hours gives our grown-up guests a chance to enjoy the peace […]

Ocean Wise iPhone App

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Founded by the Vancouver Aquarium, Ocean Wise is a conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. You’ve most likely spotted the Ocean Wise logo in local restaurant menus and last month, Vancouver’s Szechuan Chongqing restaurant on West Broadway became Canada’s first Ocean Wise restaurant. Now to make your […]

Pacific Northwest Icon: Ivar Haglund

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It was on this day in 1939 that Vancouver’s first aquarium opened, headed up by Dr. Leonard Klinck who was the President of UBC. According to Chuck Davis’ Vancouver History, it was “a tiny thing, dimly lighted” at the old English Bay Bathhouse and its main attraction was Oscar the Octopus. The aquarium’s first manager […]

Toast to the Coast 2012 at the Vancouver Aquarium

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The Vancouver Aquarium is hosting its annual Toast to the Coast celebration this Friday in support of its conservation programs, education, and research efforts. Over 550 guests will enjoy BC wine and food pairings in a stunning after-hours experience among the glowing pools of the aquarium. Where Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way, Vancouver) When Friday, […]