The Beluga mother Qila and her new calf, Tiqa swimming around the Beluga tank in the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park.
A delight to adults and children alike, the Vancouver Aquarium has been home to crowds of people since its inception into Stanley Park.
Large aquariums, lively dolphin, beluga and diving shows as well as a variety of land and sea creatures, large and small dominate this beautifully designed Aquarium - one of the best along the West Coast..
Big draws to the aquarium are the Belugas of which a baby was born in captivity in June of 2008 and the dolphins which perform a show twice a day. There are many exhibits that will have all members of the family entertained including the newer Children's area which includes touch and feel exhibits and a plethora of staff and volunteers to teach visitors about the importance of sea life off Vancouver's shores.
Unique and smaller exhibits make up the whole of the Vancouver Aquarium including a look into the Amazonian ecosystem with fish, bats, birds, turtles, snakes, butterflies, monkeys and is even home to a few hard to spot sloths.
Treasures of the B.C. Coast is a must see as it showcases the large variety of species found in specific areas along the shores of British Columbia. There are also temporary exhibits changed yearly on a variety of subjects housed on the lower floors.
The Aquarium is definite not-miss on any trip to Vancouver to explore the ocean life of the Canadian coast!
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