Vancouver Aquarium is situated in Stanley Park. The highlight of my visit there was seeiing Milo the remaining sea otter of the famous youtube hand holding sea otters. Unfortunately Nyac his friend has died. I could have watched them for hours they are so adorable. Another fabulous feature at the aquarium is the 4D experience.
The Vancouver aquarium has plenty to see.
The Beluga whales are here, and you can really see them very close up. They do a show which is entertaining, but be warned, get a seat early, as they fill quickly, and don't sit in the front row, otherwise you will get wet!
These whales look like big loveable marshmallows. We didn't see them in the wild in Alaska, but we did see them in the end, and it was great! I stayed a watched them for ages, they look so lovable!
We didn't do this, but you can have a " Beluga Encounter" and come face-to-face with a Beluga whale.
If you take this opportunity, you will visit "Imaq and Kavna" in a behind-the-scenes marine mammal habitat and participate in an interactive training session alongside an Aquarium trainer.
It is a chance to feed, touch and have fun with the Beluga's!
You also receive a take-home CD of digital photos taken during your beluga encounter!
It is quite expensive......2010....Adults....... $135
1 Adult + 1 Child........ $185
Duration: 90 min.
General admission is extra
HOURS......9:30AM – 5:00 PM daily (Doors close at 4:30 PM)
ADMISSION.....Adult in 2010 .....$22.....Child 4-12.....$14
While cutting across the Stanley Park to get into our parking lot, we heard screams of excitement. We followed where the voices are coming from. These screams were actually coming from children inside the Vancouver Aquarium! The children were watching the dolphins that were making tricks.
I tried to peek, but the bushes were too thick and they covered the pool where the dolphins are. Plus, I can't get any closer because there is a creek that acted as the divider of the aquarium. We didn't go inside because we didn't have time. Outside the aquarium was a guy who was selling balloons and making them into different animal shapes while there were few Asian women artists who were painting portraits of some tourists.
The animals were so cute. We watched the sea lions eat. We saw some beluga whales. My brother and I dressed up in animal costumes. My brother was a lady bug. Also my brother and I did a little puppet show. There was a really huge starfish. It was very cool.
I hadn't really planned on going to the Vancouver Aquarium but as we woke up to yet another rainy day and were running out of indoors things to do, we decided to hit the Aquarium and we ended up having a pretty good time! A visit to the Aquarium is not exactly cheap ($19.95 for adults) but as we ended up spending the entire afternoon there, I felt I got my money's worth. The Aquarium is divided into two sections - an indoor and an outdoor one. Outdoors is where you'll find the dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, seals and sea lions - there are shows running every half hour (rain or shine) between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm, just make sure to check the schedule inside. Inside the Aquarium, you'll find a variety of sea creatures and ecosystems and strangely enough, my favorite part was the jelly fish exhibit - it made for some really cool pictures! Definitely a great place to go if you're traveling with children, but grown-ups will probably enjoy it just as much :o)
The Vancouver Aquarium is open year round every day of the week (9:30 am to 7:00 pm during summer; 9:30 am to 5:00 pm during winter).
It is located in Stanley Park. This big aquarium has fish, amphibians, beluga whales and reptiles. Don't you miss the beluga show which is presented in different schedules during the day. They also have mammals and birds and it is a major tourst attraction.
My favorite critters to see at this aquarium were the sea lions & the sea otters. The beluga whales were also interesting to observe. The cafe and giftshop were fine. I visited in July of 2001 and enjoyed the place very much.
Vancouver Aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in the world. The Aquarium has more than 33,700 fishes from about 300 species. Nearly 30,000 invertebrates, including sea stars, jellyfish, octopuses and about 20 other spineless creatures are displayed. More than 350 snakes, frogs and newts represent 56 species of amphibians and reptiles. And, finally, close to 60 individuals represent 21 species of birds and mammals from around the globe including whales, seals, sloths and scarlet ibises.
This is a great place to take kids to! They will love to see the vast amount of faunas in this place. From marine animals, to reptiles, to amphibians, to birds, to mammals, to dolphins, and even belugas, thousands of animals call this aquarium home. There's just not enough words to describe the place. I can go on and on writing about the aquarium. You have to see to believe it. If you're interested in faunas, please visit the aquarium, especially if you have kids.
More pictures from the aquarium.
Anna loved the Vancouver aquarium, which has a great mixture of indoor and outdoor exhibits that feature the marine life of the British Columbia coast. The highlight of the aquarium is its tank of Beluga whales, which put on a show periodically throughout the day. The aquarium also features sea lions, otters, and dolphins, as well as numerous tanks full of smaller marine creatures such as fish, jellyfish, starfish, anenomes, and crabs.
We came here for Koa. We thought he would get excited about the fish and the other animals that they have here.
He loved it. The only thing that he didnt like was the jellyfish. He actually had a fit when he saw them. Its not that they are scarey but since he got stung by a jellyfish in the Galapagos Islands he is now traumatized. Poor thing.
The Aquarium is pretty big and theres alot to see. Outside you can watch a glimpse of the Dolphins. For me that was the best part.
This place does get crowded and theres alot of kids, alot of strollers and it gets alittle difficult to manuver around. I think if I didnt come to Vancouver with Koa I wouldve skipped the Aquarium.
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