Summer’s here, the sun’s out, and we’re giving visitors an opportunity to see Vancouver Aquarium in a new light with a peek behind the curtains!

To mark the first weekend of summer, guests of Vancouver Aquarium will have a chance to win up-close-and-personal animal experiences or behind-the-scenes explorations taking them on a unique journey into the Aquarium. With prize draws throughout the day, visitors can have multiple opportunities to win these special adventures and see the Aquarium as they never have before.

Visitors can enter to win by completing a ballot at the Info Desk located in the Pacific Canada Pavilion.

Where: Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, 845 Avison Way

When: Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (contest runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

What: A contest for Vancouver Aquarium guests to win up-close-and-personal animal experiences or behind-the-scenes explorations during their visit

Vancouver Aquarium is extending its hours for even more summer fun! Starting Friday, June 24, the Aquarium will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily and visitors can enjoy more:

Entry into the contest is included with membership or admission. Admission tickets can be purchased onsite or online at Terms and Conditions apply.



The Vancouver Peek Behind the Curtain Draw Contest.


This contest (the “Contest”) is open only to residents of Canada excluding Quebec, who are eight (8) years of age or older at time of entry. Employees and volunteers of the Ocean Wise Conservation Association  (“Sponsor“) and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household as such person, are not eligible. All federal, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest.  Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsor reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

 A winner who is a minor (under the age of 19 on the date of the draw) will need to provide an additional form with signed parental consent to claim their prize.


Enter daily to win one of four (4) behind the scenes tours.

Visit the Information Desk located in the Pacific Canada gallery during the Entry Period to pick up an entry form (Ballot). Complete the Ballot with all required information and deposit it in the ballot box located at the Information Desk in the Pacific Canada gallery. LIMIT one (1) entry per individual per day of the contest period. Only one (1) prize will be awarded to a winning ballot.

Only entrants who enter the contest during the Entry Period, will be eligible to win. Any entry that fails to meet the submission criteria will not be entered into the Contest. The personal information you provide will be used for the purposes of contest administration and may be used for promotion of the contest. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor.


The Contest runs from 9:30 am Saturday, June 24th, 2017 to 2 pm Sunday June 25th, 2017.  Draws will take place four times per day from the Ballots submitted on each day. 
Draws will take place daily in the Canada Pacific gallery at the following times:

June 24, 2017 draw times:

  • 10:20am
  • 10:50am
  • 12:50pm
  • 2:20pm

June 25, 2017 draw times:

  • 10:20am
  • 12:50pm
  • 1:20pm
  • 2:20pm

Ballots are valid only on the day they are entered into the draw.  They will not be carried forward to the next day.

Eight (8) separate behind-the-scene tours for maximum four (4) participants will be awarded over the Contest Period, four (4) tours per day. Behind-the-Scenes Tour terms and conditions apply. Participants must be 8 years and older. Children under of the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For health and safety issues, appropriate footwear must be worn. Tour experiences are redeemed immediately after the selection of the draw winner.

 Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the experience based on the suitability of the tour for the individual winner.

 Prizes consist only of elements listed above and do not include transportation to/from Vancouver, daily admission or any other travel-related or other expenses.


All entries must be legible. If the winning ballot cannot be deciphered by the draw coordinator, another draw will take place immediately. The draw will take place with two (2) witnesses, including the draw coordinator. If the winning ballot does not meet the criteria to be declared a winner, another draw will take place immediately.

By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Rules and by the interpretation of these Rules by the Sponsor, and further warrants and represents that his/her entry.  


The selected entrant must be present at the time of the draw to be declared the winner.  If a selected entrant is not present at the time of the draws and does not identify themselves immediately to the draw coordinator , then he/she will be disqualified and will forfeit his/her opportunity to be a winner (and to receive the prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to draw and name another winner. Appropriate waiver forms, skill testing question, winner release forms and photo release forms must be completed before winner & participants are brought behind the scenes. Limit one prize per winner per day.


Your personal information is collected for administration on the contest only.  Your personal information will not be sold or given to third parties.  Please see our privacy policy at


No substitution or transfer of prize by winner permitted. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. All income taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of prize winners. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize for one of equal or greater value. By participating in this contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to hold the contest Entities harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any contest materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.


The Contest may be cancelled, modified, terminated by the Sponsor.  The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with any entry process and to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend any associated Entries. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted on Sponsor is the Ocean Wise Conservation Association at 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6G 3E2.



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