Join Vancouver Aquarium for an intimate evening under the sea, complete with babysitting and… a wedding?

Whether you are single, coupled, engaged or parents – everyone will find something to love about this year’s Valentine’s Day ‘After Hours’ at the Vancouver Aquarium!

Vancouver Aquarium’s Valentine’s ‘After Hours’ takes place on Friday, February 14th from 6:30 pm – 11 pm. Thisever-popular, adults-only, event allows you to roam the Aquarium at night, with a drink in one hand and your partner or pal in the other. Guests will enjoy good tunes from Melanie Dekker and special programs covering a range of hot topics including ‘coral sex’, the four ways sharks reproduce, and the sex lives of sea otters (hint: they are animals in the sack and often fall asleep holding hands). And at the end of your night, a free 30-person shuttle will be running, on rotation, taking revelers to Canada Place (first come first serve. Limited seating available. Free with your ‘After Hours’ ticket.).

New for this year’s Vancouver Aquarium Valentine’s Day ‘After Hours’ are three ‘o-fish-ally’ awesome extras:

1. You can get married or renew your vows!

For the first time, Vancouver Aquarium is adding elopements and vow renewals to our Valentine’s Day ‘After Hours’ event! That’s right, you can get married at the Vancouver Aquarium on Valentine’s evening! Vancity OfficiantModern Romance Productions, and Elope With Us are offering intimate wedding ceremonies, vow renewals or love ceremonies, by donation (minimum donation $100), with net proceeds going to ocean conservation. Let the Aquarium be your ‘something blue’ and forget the stress of planning a wedding when it can be done in a flash amidst the sea creatures. Ceremonies can be conducted in Cantonese or Mandarin by request.

2. Don’t worry about the kids, ‘After Hours’ includes child minding!

Ocean Wise’s Children & Youth team are offering child minding for Valentine’s ‘After Hours’! Drop your kids off with experienced educators while you and your date spend the night exploring the Aquarium without needing to stop for tantrums or bathroom breaks. Kids will enjoy adventures, games and crafts, and will remain “behind the scenes” so parents can enjoy a completely kid-free evening. Ages 4+ / Starting at $28 per child for the night / 5:30 – 10pm

3. Add-on a romantic ‘Sealed with a Fish’ three-course dinner for two

In the mood to really fancy things up? Why not add-on our romantic three-course dinner for two? Indulge in our ‘Sealed with a Fish’ a three-course dinner of pan seared scallops with northern divine caviar buerre blanc; roasted pacific halibut / braised beef short rib / cauliflower steak; and strawberry shortcake for dessert, as our live soloist serenades you. Dress to impress because you’ll be meeting one of our flipper-footed friends who always wears a tuxedo. Once your intimate dinner has wrapped up, you will head up to ‘After Hours’ (ticket included) for a night of fun. Treat yourself and your love to this luxurious dinner in our underwater galleries. Doors: 5:30 pm, dinner: 6:00 pm. $142.75 per person + GST (sold as a pair). Includes dinner, glass of wine each, penguin meet-and-greet and entrance to After Hours event. 19+ only.

Purchase your tickets early avoid disappointment (the event often sells out). Tickets are only available online at


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