After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium (Contest)


The popular adults-only After Hours is coming back to the Vancouver Aquarium on Thursday, February 26. Trade the cold, bleak winter for a tropical paradise (minus the airfare and hotel).

Explore the galleries with a beer or glass of wine in-hand, and learn about the fascinating, colourful animals that call the warm waters of the tropics home.

The evening will include:

  • Special programming on tropical animal favourites, like the green sea turtle, blacktip reef sharks, clown anemonefish and corals
  • Time to explore the lush habitats and diversity of plant and animal life in the Graham Amazon Gallery (open until 8 p.m.). How many of the well-camouflaged sloths can you spot in the tree canopy?
  • Hands-on learning in the Wet Lab*
  • BBC Earth’s The Great Salmon Run in the 4-D Theatre
  • Caring for Belugas shows at Canada’s Arctic
  • Access to the galleries after dark

*Wet Lab: In order to minimize the time spent in line-ups, the Wet Lab is now running on a timed-ticket entry system. Head to the Wet Lab when you first arrive to make sure you get a ticket, and then check back five minutes before your time slot.

Food will be available for purchase at the new café and at the outdoor grab-and-go outlet. Wine, beer and a tropical cocktail special will also be available for purchase.

Avoid disappointment by purchasing tickets to After Hours early! For tickets and more information, visit

The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.


To enter to win a pair of tickets to After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium, do at least one of the following:

1. Tweet the following on Twitter: (1 entry)

  • Win a pair of tickets to the adults-only #AfterHours at @VancouverAqua on Feb 26 via @VancityBuzz RT to enter!

2. Leave a comment below telling us what your favourite tropical animal is. (1 entry)

3. Like this photo on Vancity Buzz’s Facebook page. (1 entry)

Contest ends February 18 at 11:59 p.m. One winner will be drawn at random.

Winner: Kat L.

*This is a 19+ event. Photo ID is required for entry.
*No tickets available at the door. Get tickets early to avoid disappointment.


After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium

When: Thursday, February 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: The Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way in Stanley Park

Cost: $18 for members, $25 for non-members (including tax)

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