So armed with a couple of movies, some snacks for the drive and a packed lunch, we set off to the Vancouver Aquarium for a day of fun and discovery!
Our very first stop was to head outside, where we found the touch pool and the otters! I just love the otters, they are so playful!
After the show we ventured inside where we were greeted by some really neat jellyfish!
A 3D film about sharks was next on the schedule so we headed over to the theatre area. We were supplied with some trendy 3D glasses and found some good seats, front and centre. I won’t give away too much, but the film was a little more than 3D, there were some neat effects added that really made it fun, especially for my kids, who were surprised a few times!
After the film we decided to wander around inside and see what kinds of interesting creatures we could find. Don’t you just love how the stingrays look like they have little faces on their undersides!
We spent quite a while exploring around the different galleries inside and the outside exhibits too. Somehow I forgot to take a photo of the adorable penguins, so I guess we will just have to go back again for another visit soon!
As we were leaving we stopped to snap a few quick photos outside and then it was time for the drive back home. These day trips are always so much fun for everyone!
We love to visit aquariums. We are very close to the Camden and Baltimore aquariums. It’s good to know there’s another great alternative.
How awesome that you live within driving distance to an aquarium! This looks like a great one!
The Vancouver Aquarium looks like a lot of fun. Perfect for a day trip!
I love that aquarium. Did the reopen the polar bear exhibit back up yet?
I don’t think they’ve had a polar bear in the park since 1997 (I believe it was outside of the aquarium). I doubt they will reopen it though.
But it’s still a fun place to visit 🙂
We enjoy visiting Aquariums too. I like the hands-on exhibits.
Me too! The sea anemones in the touch pool feel so weird!
Been to Vancouver many times but have yet this aquarium, good to know
I love your pictures! This aquarium looks like so much fun; thanks for sharing!
Thanks 🙂 We really had a great time there!
Looks like so much fun!
It really was 🙂
I visited as a kid and we also brought our kids as teens. Still a great place after all these years
Yes, I remember going as a child as well, it’s still fun after all these years!
My youngest’s dream trip is to Vancouver!! Marking this down!
It’s such a nice place to visit! Hopefully you get the chance to 🙂
Seems like a cute activity to do with the kids.
Super fun for young and old alike 🙂
Love aquariums as I find them so peaceful and relaxing. I’ve never been to Vancouver so I need to make that happen.,
Yes, me too! If you ever find yourself in Vancouver you should try to make a visit here 🙂
It looks like you had a great time. Those sculptures at the entrance remind me of the totem poles at Stanley Park. They are lovely.
Hehe, it’s funny you should say that 🙂 The Aquarium is located inside Stanley Park, so chances are you have seen them before.
So many people say aquariums are just for kids, but I’m 28 and my husband is 38 and we visit aquariums any chance we get!
Exactly! I’m 34 and I’d totally go without my kiddos lol!
I need to go back to an aquarium. This one looks like it has super fun activities! If I’m ever in Vancouver, this will be on my list!
They used to have a sting ray “touch pool” a while back too! Hopefully they will bring that back again, it’s great for the kids to see them up close!
its a great aquarium. i remember taking my l little one there.
We’ve been a few times and I’m planning to go again this coming spring once our mountain roads are a little better 🙂
Looks amazing. I always love an aquarium!
Me too! So calm and peaceful.
This looks like a great activity to do in Vancouver! I really want to visit someday!
You should, Vancouver has a lot to offer!
I can’t wait to get out to Vancouver. This will be on my list of things to do! Thank you!
Thanks for reading! I think you’ll love it!
Beautiful pictures of the aquarium. Vancouver is a great place.
Thank you. We love it there!
I love visiting aquariums and the Vancouver Aquarium looks very nice! If I’m ever in the area, I will definitely plan a stop to visit.
You definitely should! It’s right in the middle of Stanley Park too, which is a great place to hang out on it’s own too 🙂
Looks like a great place! We love aquariums!
Thanks for reading! They are just such peaceful places to hang out and watch marine life.
reminds me of warmer days…sigh…I can’t wait to visit somewhere warm like this!
We’ve been having -22C temps lately, so I totally hear you on the desire for warmth!