After Hours at the Aquarium

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.

(to be continued…)

Belugas and pumpkins

We were a bit early for After Hours and therefore watched the last beluga training of the day.

After their training the trainers put in some pumpkins, and both Qila and Aurora were swimming around them, underneath them, through between them while taking a closer look at those objects in their habitat.
Later on, when no one was looking, they even pushed them around. So funny!