Clownfish Cove is the highlight for many a pre-schooler. (Photo credit: Vancouver Aquarium)
Why here: Got a marine lover on your hands? One of the world’s best aquariums, where you can explore all kins of local marine life is found at the Vancouver Aquarium. More than an aquarium, it’s also a not-for-profit conservation and research centre. From the Arctic to the Amazon, a staggering 50,000 aquatic creatures live here, so it’s a good bet you’ll get to view your favourite fish.
Make a point to: Visit Clownfish Cove. This play area replicating an animal rescue centre encourages role play with lots of vet equipment and stuffies caring kids can nurse back to health.
Go ahead and skip: The lines. The Discover Rays touch pool can get very busy. If getting up close and personal with the funky, flat fish is on your bucket list, make a beeline for this section upon entry. Better yet, swap off and have one parent wait in line, while the other plows through the other zones.
Best to: Come here as soon as it opens or the hour and a half before closing. Did I mention this place gets super busy?
Find out more: www.vanaqua.org
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