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Join the Vancouver Aquarium Expedition for our 2016 trek to Canada's Arctic and get a once-in-a-lifetime look at this iconic region. Join the Vancouver Aquarium Expedition for our 2016 trek to Canada's Arctic and get a once-in-a-lifetime look at this iconic region.

A Journey Like No Other

For decades, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre has been travelling the world with a group of special adventurers — visiting remote locales like Antarctica, the South Pacific and the Galapagos. Each trip is an incredible opportunity to create lifelong memories and learn more about the unique ecosystems, flora, fauna, culture and history of each region. This year, Vancouver Aquarium Expedition is returning to the Arctic — a remote, delicate and beautiful region that is ofContinue Reading: A Journey Like No Other

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Aquarium biologist Chevonne looks on as Goeld's marmosets sit on a scale.

Behind the Scenes: Marmoset Weigh-in

One by one, they hop on and hop off the scale set by Aquarium biologist Chevonne Jackson. It’s marmoset weighing time. Chevonne weighs the Goeldi’s marmosets (Callimico goeldii) once a month for health reasons. “We closely monitor their weight, whichContinue Reading: Behind the Scenes: Marmoset Weigh-in

Avid traveller Amanda Weltman hopes to one day see polar bears and other Arctic animals on a trek to Canada's North.

Northern Spotlights Spurs Curiosity about Canada’s North

If you had told me when I started working at the Vancouver Aquarium that one day I would be a host of a YouTube show, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Fast forward two years and here I am, aContinue Reading: Northern Spotlights Spurs Curiosity about Canada’s North

Felisa Fullerton and son Max, 12, have discovered the fun of volunteering as a family. They even won a Vancouver Tourism Award!

Make Volunteering a Family Affair

Family Day is fast approaching and we have many fun activities in store to celebrate the day — but opportunities to explore marine science as a family last throughout the year. Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is excited to haveContinue Reading: Make Volunteering a Family Affair

Fish play an important role in Chinese New Year celebrations, both symbolically and on the dinner table.

年年有“鱼” — May There Be Fish Every Year

There is a greeting for Chinese New Year, “May there be abundance every year.” The Chinese word for surplus and abundance is a homonym for fish (鱼, pronounced yu) and for this special occasion, many families come together to celebrateContinue Reading: 年年有“鱼” — May There Be Fish Every Year