It’s the Vancouver Aquarium again

Once again we took the SkyTrain to go to Burrard Station where a sea of cherry blossoms awaited us. From there we walked through Vancouver a bit and finally made it to Stanley Park’s seafront from where we had a great view of Coal Harbour, and later we even had a clear view of Canada Place’s sails and the Vancouver Convention Centre on whose ‘living roof’ native plants grow and bees have found a home. As a special bonus, we saw a blue heron nearby looking for food.

Inside the Aquarium we finally could get a glimpse at the new sea otter girl Katmai who was together with Tanu. Of course, we had to go down to say hi to both harbour porpoises Jack and Daisy – and after some waiting Jack came to the glass panel and played peek-a-boo with me. That was so cute! Then we continued to have a look at all the other animals indoors and outdoors, including the tasselled wobbegong.

After having spent some time at the Aquarium we headed back to Burrard SkyTrain Station via Devonian Harbour Park, Cardero Park and Harbour Green Park along the waterfront. At one point there was this interesting house, and from another point we could see the Harbour Centre with its Lookout Tower.

All in all, we had a most beautiful day together with our boys and will definitely be back soon.

At the Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park

Today we chose the scenic route and were walking from Burrard SkyTrain Station to the Vancouver Aquarium – and that’s quite a long way. However, lots of spring plants and flowering trees on our way totally made up for this.

We also walked along the seawall where we had a great view of Coal Harbour before we finally arrived at the Aquarium. There we caught a glimpse at Elfin, saw a seagull trying to blend in with Aurora and Qila and watched Hana and Helen jumping out of the water during one of those very educational shows.

While strolling through Stanley Park we observed some squirrels chasing each other, especially a black squirrel and a grey one seemed to be playing together.

On our way home we passed Firehall N° 6, a historical firehall in service since 1907. And on one of its sides, there was this little inukshuk – and I absolutely love those little stone landmarks.

Well, and to get into the Easter spirit, there was this rather cute Easter chick disguised as the Easter bunny.

Anyway, we had a great day and even greater weather – and will return to Vancouver pretty soon.

Another visit to the Vancouver Aquarium

With the gloomy sky above us, we decided to head to the Vancouver Aquarium and say hello to the animals there and make the most of this day. When we parked our car nearby, we saw several Canada geese at the top of a large tree stump looking around. That was quite a sight!

Once inside the Aquarium, Jack swam by to say hello, Aurora and Qila enjoyed themselves – and Elfin was taking a nap. That was so cute!

Each visit is enjoyable – and we will definitely be back soon!

Vancouver Aquarium and VanDusen Botanical Garden

Our all-time favourites – the Vancouver Aquarium and the VanDusen Botanical Garden – just needed to get a visit from us.

We first headed to the Vancouver Aquarium to have a look at how all the animals were doing there. Jack wasn’t in a playful mood but Helen and Hana were very much so. The penguins all stood close together, Tanu had lunch and Schoona was tired and had a little nap.

After that we explored the VanDusen Botanical Garden in the sunshine! Unfortunately, we were a bit late to really enjoy the beauty of the Indian summer, but there still were some coloured leaves here and there. And those beautyberries, aren’t they – just as the name says – simply beautiful?

 

Vancouver Aquarium, Lost Lagoon and sunset in Burnaby

What a day! We had an amazing morning at the Vancouver Aquarium where we had a look at all the animals living there. There was feeding time for the harbour porpoises Jack and Daisy, the belugas Aurora and Qila were happily swimming, the Pacific white-sided dolphins Helen and Hana were playing, the penguins were enjoying themselves, and so did the sea otters Elfin and Tanu, and Schoona was swimming gracefully. And then there were so many others to be watched, like colourful butterflies and those funny garden eels. We never tire of visiting the animals and could spend hours there! Well, we usually do…

After that we went through Stanley Park where we saw a squirrel eating and Canada geese marching along and finally came to the Lost Lagoon where we spent a lovely afternoon. This is one of our most favourite places in Vancouver – and a special one for us, too. It is always totally relaxing to sit on one of the benches and to watch the wildlife there. We usually spot ducks, Canada geese, swans, blue herons, squirrels, raccoons, seagulls, turtles, fish and various birds. And I always take pictures – I must have a hundred if not even a thousand of that location.

By the way, Have you spotted the blue heron in one of the pictures here?

Back home with a nice cuppa in hand we had the most amazing sunset ever – just have a look at the pictures!