The Vancouver Aquarium hosts the largest collection of fish in Canada. This aquarium is located in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC. This location contains about 3,000 different species. This aquarium is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.
The highlights of the Vancouver Aquarium include beluga whale show, dolphin show, sea lion talk, sea otter feeding, birds of prey talk and various creatures of the coast shows. The creatures of the coast shows include sharks. There's a 'critter's corner' display where you can touch some of the creatures. For an additional fee you can book an aqaurium adventure such as personally meeting the beluga whales, beome an honourary marine mammal trainer, overnight sleepovers, birthday parties, kid's camps and kid's clubs. These services provide for a fun as well as educational experience. It's fantastic for kids of all ages!
New attractions are constantly being added to the aquarium. The latest addition to the facility is the ribboned seadragon. This creature is related to seahorses and pipefishes. It's native to northwestern Australia and New Guinea. Be sure to see this new exhibit when you visit.
The Vancouver Aquarium also includes a cafe for getting a snack or lunch as well as an ice cream stand. For fine dining there are a few restaurants located inside Stanley Park where you may choose to dine.
The Vancouver Aquarium website offers a taste of what you'll see inside. The website features a live beluga whale cam and otter cam. It's fascinating to see real time video of these graceful sea creatures in a man-made environment. The sea otters appear particularly playful. The only drawback is that when it's nighttime you'll only see a black picture. These are live creatures and they may not always swim past the video camera, so you may just see water. The whales are easier to spot in the live webcam than the otters.
Directions To The AquariumThe address is:
845 Avison Way
Canada, V6G 3E2
Phone: (604) 659-3474
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