As I was working, Marcus explored the various galleries at the Vancouver Aquarium.
He spent most of the time, however, with Miss Piggy, as we lovingly call the pig-nosed turtle, and with Jack and Daisy, the two amazing harbour porpoises.
Most of After Hours, however, we spent with Jack and Daisy, the amazing harbour porpoises at the Vancouver Aquarium.
We stood at their habitat for quite a while and just watched them pushing the various pumpkins back and forth.
Daisy, of course, tried to get as many pumpkins as possible into her corner.
Jack even pushed one of the pumpkins from the platform into the water.
After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium is always amazing. Therefore, we try to attend as often as possible, and this time we could enjoy a Halloween themed After Hours which was really, really nice.
The weather was great, too! No rain at all.
We enjoyed exploring the galleries and seeing the animals in a different light.
Both harbour seals and Steller sea lions were outside and getting ready for the night. Others, like the belugas or harbour porpoises, were busy playing with the pumpkins in their habitats.
There was a beautiful display of carved pumpkins to be admired, too, and it was indeed quite hard to pick one.
Today was the first time for our boys to see the expansion of the Vancouver Aquarium, and we had so much fun exploring all the new and already well-known areas.
Among others, we went to the Amazon where we saw a two-toed sloth (quite up close), the two hyacinth macaws, and some scarlet ibises. We also visited the Frogs Forever? gallery and spotted all three axolotls.
And of course, we spent some time with the harbour porpoises Jack and Daisy before heading home where our boys had a great time swimming in the pool.
After our visit at VanDusen Botanical Garden, we, surprisingly, had some time left to visit the Vancouver Aquarium where we saw the axolotl (it was hiding), the spiny lumpsuckers (they were too fast to even get a picture), and the harbour porpoises (they came to the underwater viewing windows – yay!).
After our little tour through downtown Vancouver, we headed to the Vancouver Aquarium to spend another hour there. Of course, we went to see the harbour porpoises Jack and Daisy, and on our way to the exit we saw Walter having a nap.