Vancouver Aquarium – here we come

Finally we found some time to hop onto the SkyTrain and go to Vancouver where we wanted to visit our favourite animals at the Vancouver Aquarium again.

On the way there along the waterfront we had a short stop at Cardero Park where we admired those huge tulips and all the other beautiful flowers.

Inside the Aquarium we first of all headed to Jack and Daisy but we only found their empty habitat which had to be cleaned. Fortunately, we could still have a look at them as they were swimming in the smaller dolphin habitat (without the dolphins, of course!).
Hana and Helen were quite active, and we were observing them in the underwater exhibit and later during one of their great shows where they showed us a lot of their activities.
By the way, near the dolphin habitat there is this huge native art salmon which looks pretty good.
Of course, we did not forget to visit the penguins with Hope, our favourite one, and went on to see Tanu and Katmai who were rafting together. That was so cute!

On our way home we went through Stanley Park (where we found another geocache – yay!) and then simply had to take the detour to the Lost Lagoon from where we went to see Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden (named after them as they donated so many plants to Stanley Park). And this is such a beautiful place, especially now that the rhododendrons are in full bloom.

At the Coal Harbour Community Centre we saw those huge tulips (most of them still in the sun) – and I had to take some pictures with them, the marina and Vancouver’s waterfront.

Once again, we had a most beautiful and sunny day at Vancouver, and we will be back soon.