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.
We were the very first people in line (were you surprised?) waiting to get into the Vancouver Aquarium for After Hours, an adult-only evening, that promised to be full of fun, entertainment and even education, especially when you consider its motto ‘The Secret Sex Lives of Animals’.
So what did we do in the four hours?
We saw a penguin walk featuring Nelson and Sechelt; and this time both penguins were running along the beluga habitat really fast. That was amazing to watch!
Besides that, we also watched both beluga shows in which Qila and Aurora had probably as much fun as their audience.
We also went to see Hana and Helen from above their habitat as well as from the underwater viewing area where both of them checked a stuffed animal out.
In contrast to the active dolphins, the Steller sea lion and all three harbour seals seemed to be really sleepy and hardly looking at their visitors, except for raising their heads a bit from time to time.
Of course, we spent most of the time with Jack and Daisy – we had promised them to be back, after all, and we had so much fun with them.
Jack was happy to be part of the evening’s theme as he happily showed everything he had – if you know what I mean; and he made lots of people watch at him more closely…
Anyway, the four hours were over much too soon – and we cannot wait to be back for the next After Hours event!