Holidays At The Vancouver Aquarium {Giveaway}

Have you been to the Vancouver Aquarium during the holidays? So much to see and do this year!

The holiday cheer spreads far and wide at the Aquarium. Find a winter wonderland décor adorning the entrances to the galleries, a unique holiday tree in the Canaccord Gallery with its branches lighting up with help from the resident electric eel,  journey to the North Pole in the 4-D theater and more.

And of course, everyone’s favourite holiday guest, Scuba Claus is diving daily in the Wild Coast and the Strait of Georgia exhibits while he searches for his one missing golden bell. Scuba Claus dives daily until December 24, with all other holiday displays at the Vancouver Aquarium continuing until January 2, 2017.

Back again this year is also the incredible and unique holiday tree created by Tofino-based artist Pete Clarkson. Rising from the floor of the Lower Teck Gallery, the marine debris tree is made entirely of items collected from shorelines on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It serves as a reminder to us all that we need to keep our shorelines clean.

For more information and Scuba Claus dive schedules, please visit vanaqua.org.

THE GIVEAWAY

Win it: One lucky local reader (18+) will win 4 tickets to the Aquarium,  a goodie bag from their Gift Shop (packaged in- what else- a whale tail-shaped stocking) and a gift voucher for lunch ($50 max). Enter to win this flash giveaway below by commenting and letting me know when was the last time you visited the Vancouver Aquarium. Good Luck Friends!

Winner will be announced on Dec 23rd, 2016.

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with the Vancouver Aquarium, however all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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43 responses to “Holidays At The Vancouver Aquarium {Giveaway}”

  1. Maryanne — December 20, 2016 @ 1:51 pm (#)

    We we there about a year and a half ago. Time to go again!

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  2. Elena M — December 20, 2016 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    Haven’t been in years. Would love to win!

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  3. Diana — December 20, 2016 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    I think it was during the summer!

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  4. Hillary — December 20, 2016 @ 1:58 pm (#)

    We haven’t been since the summer so it’s definitely time for a visit!

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  5. Katharine — December 20, 2016 @ 1:59 pm (#)

    We went on a proD day this September but before that was during the strike. One of the few places I can take my teen, preschooler and infant to learn and have fun at the same time 🙂 Should do it way more often but never do…

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  6. travelbuds — December 20, 2016 @ 2:11 pm (#)

    It must be a least 5 years since I took my kids. They would love to go again.

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  7. Tara — December 20, 2016 @ 2:19 pm (#)

    We took my son for his birthday a few weeks ago. It’s definitely his favourite place in the world!

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    • Angela V — December 23rd, 2016 @ 3:19 pm

      Congrats Tara! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway!

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  8. Melissa E — December 20, 2016 @ 2:20 pm (#)

    It’s been a couple years since I last visited. We usually go when my nephew is here to visit, and he will be here for the holidays this year so winning this would be perfect timing!!

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  9. Erin W — December 20, 2016 @ 2:22 pm (#)

    My daughter and were there about 2 months ago! We go as often as we can!

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  10. Sabrina Tong — December 20, 2016 @ 2:24 pm (#)

    We were there on September 24th. I’m so glad we got to see Aurora and Qila one last time

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  11. Krystyl Olson — December 20, 2016 @ 2:26 pm (#)

    Last time I went was with my family w summers ago … My daughter (then 3) had never been! Always a magical experiebce for kids! Thanks for the chance!!

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  12. Ryan Olson — December 20, 2016 @ 2:29 pm (#)

    We went about 2 and a half years ago. It’s always my favorite place to go. Before that I hadn’t gone since my wife and I’s 2nd date 10 years ago!!

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  13. Cyrille — December 20, 2016 @ 2:29 pm (#)

    Last we were there was two years ago when my son was 2. He’s now 4 and I think this would be more memorable!

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  14. Donna L. — December 20, 2016 @ 2:55 pm (#)

    I visited about a year ago with my husband.

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  15. Karli V — December 20, 2016 @ 2:56 pm (#)

    I went on a field trip with work about 4 years ago – would love to take my son!! Thanks

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  16. Catherine C — December 20, 2016 @ 3:01 pm (#)

    The last time I visited the aquarium was back in March 2015, before my daughter was born! Would love to take her there now to experience the aquarium for the first time!

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  17. Jenise — December 20, 2016 @ 3:05 pm (#)

    Last visit was in 2011 for our first anniversary. Now that we have little kids we would love to go again so they can enjoy it.????

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  18. Tara Jensen — December 20, 2016 @ 3:05 pm (#)

    Just a couple of weeks ago for Scuba Claus! 🙂 We seriously love it there.

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  19. Leving — December 20, 2016 @ 3:06 pm (#)

    Last visit was about 5-6 years ago.

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  20. Nina — December 20, 2016 @ 3:11 pm (#)

    The last time we went was during the summer

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  21. Mariana — December 20, 2016 @ 4:04 pm (#)

    Last time I went there with my family was almost two years ago! We used to be members. It hasn’t been part of the budget since then but would love to go again.

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  22. Kathleen B — December 20, 2016 @ 4:58 pm (#)

    I haven’t been in a couple of years

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  23. Jennifer P. — December 20, 2016 @ 5:01 pm (#)

    The last time I visited the Vancouver Aquarium was this past summer. Would love to visit again soon!

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  24. Michelle Bastien — December 20, 2016 @ 5:05 pm (#)

    I would love to take my kids, we haven’t been since the Spring of 2014.

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  25. Jeannie — December 20, 2016 @ 5:13 pm (#)

    The last time I visited the Aquarium with my boys was the summer of 2015!

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  26. Lisa Corriveau — December 20, 2016 @ 5:29 pm (#)

    We went a couple months ago, but I know the kids would love to see it all decked out for Christmas!

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  27. maria — December 20, 2016 @ 5:31 pm (#)

    Great prize. It has been a few years!

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  28. loriag — December 20, 2016 @ 5:41 pm (#)

    The last time I was at the Vancouver Aquarium was 19 years ago.

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  29. Marsalie — December 20, 2016 @ 5:57 pm (#)

    My son and I went once in September. We would love to go again!

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  30. Rosa Rivera — December 20, 2016 @ 6:26 pm (#)

    My daughter and I have never been there, it would be a nice Christmas present to visit there for the holidays:)

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  31. Manuel Alas — December 20, 2016 @ 6:43 pm (#)

    I wish I could go with my wife and my daughter, we have never been in Vancouver Acuarium and we would love to be there once

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  32. Margriet R — December 20, 2016 @ 6:45 pm (#)

    I haven’t been since university! I would love to take my kids.

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  33. Leanne — December 20, 2016 @ 7:31 pm (#)

    I haven’t been in about a year. Love it there!

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  34. Viv Sluys — December 20, 2016 @ 8:55 pm (#)

    We were last there in February for my daughter’s birthday.

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  35. Sirkku — December 20, 2016 @ 10:15 pm (#)

    Last time I visited the Vancouver Aquarium was… when they still had the otters up front! That was a LONG time ago!

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  36. Lori — December 21, 2016 @ 8:24 am (#)

    Last year I think!

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  37. Kimberly De Blieck — December 21, 2016 @ 8:37 am (#)

    Years and years ago! Would love to go again sometime soon!

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  38. Tara — December 21, 2016 @ 1:26 pm (#)

    Years ago! And never around Xmas time. This would fun.

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  39. Shirley S — December 22, 2016 @ 1:49 am (#)

    The last time I visited the Vancouver Aquarium was 2 years ago. I would love to go again!

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  40. Mike Gismondi — December 22, 2016 @ 7:33 am (#)

    We visited this past summer with our kids and friends who were visiting from Ontario.

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  41. Linda — December 22, 2016 @ 11:59 am (#)

    I haven’t been to the Aquarium since I was a child. Now I would like to take my own child.

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  42. Jessica — December 22, 2016 @ 11:07 pm (#)

    The last time I visited the acquarium was 2 years ago. I would like to take my niece who is visiting me from Peru ????

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