Archive of posts tagged "aquarium"

Humpback Whale Beached in White Rock

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning there were reports that a beached whale had been found on East Beach in White Rock (Grey or Humpback). Vancouver Aquarium rescue staff are on their way to the scene. Source: Twitpic: Global BC Neil Morrison from CFOX first tweeted about the sighting and news teams from various outlets have confirmed. Global BC […]

Immersion at Vancouver Aquarium

Comments 96 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though it’s spring break and the children will be flocking to local attractions, the Vancouver Aquarium is hosting an event this Friday just for the big kids. Immersion is an exclusive late-night event filled with music, entertainment, and cocktails inside one of the city’s most interesting venues. From 8:00pm until 12:00am on March 25th […]

Possible Referendum on Whales in Captivity

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon has put forward a motion that could see the public voting on whether or not we should have whales in captivity in Vancouver [source]. The referendum would take place during the next municipal election in 2011. The Vancouver Aquarium has been around since June of 1956 and in 1975 […]

Top Five for 2010: Stanley Park

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It may seem cliche but when visitors ask me what there is to do in Vancouver the first item on my list is Stanley Park. I’m not talking renting some rollerblade or a tandem bicycle, doing the seawall then having ice cream in English Bay (although that is pretty fun). My idea of Stanley Park […]

Stories from Gwaii Haanas at the Vancouver Aquarium

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Aquarium started a speaker series in September called “From Earth to Ocean, Stories from Gwaii Haanas“. It is free, open to the public, and presented in partnership with Parks Canada. Photo credit: popejon2 on Flickr Parks Canada has identified the waters around Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site (Queen Charlotte […]