In the heart of Stanley Park is the … Vancouver Aquarium.

The Vancouver Aquarium, situated right at the heart of beautiful Stanley park, is Canada’s largest aquarium. This awe inspiring aquarium will take you deep into the oceans with over fifty thousand marine animals. You will have some unique opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the most incredible and elusive creatures this world has to offer.

My daughter loves aquariums and we have been to many all across North America, including the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Aquarium in Tennessee.

This aquarium did not disappoint either of us at all. She was amazed and even inspired by all the different exhibits and galleries that Vancouver Aquarium offered to us during our visit. We saw some of the cutest little sea otters frolic and play around and even caught them holding hands at one point.

There are many different exhibits that span the globe and there is definitely something there for everyone. A few of the exhibits that we saw and enjoyed were:

  • Canada’s Arctic – we found out that there is a ton of life in the Arctic, more than we thought.
  • Discover Rays – we were actually able to touch these beautiful creatures that we affectionately nicknamed, “Angels of the Sea”.
  • Tropic Zone – Sharks, Eels, and fish, oh my! Watching these guys get fed was incredible.
  • Graham Amazon Gallery – all the creatures of the Amazon, brought here for us to see and enjoy.
  • Penguin Point – my personal favorite.

I loved the fact that we could get all the information that we wanted through each of the interactive portals that is sprinkled throughout the facility. She loved seeing all of the creatures both great and small from all over the world, even the Amazon. It gave us a chance to spend the day together and I was able to include some real teachable


Lose yourself in Stanley Park

Stanley Park is over 125 years old and is the largest and first park of Vancouver. The park is considered one of the most beloved parks in the city.

It has been designated as a national historic place in Canada that offers a gorgeous oasis of lush greenery in the middle of a busy city.

There are over 400-hectare (about 162 acres) of natural rain forest that you can explore. There are breath taking views of mountains, water, majestic skies, and magnificent trees along the Park’s well known Seawall. This is a photographer’s paradise.

The gardens alone are worth the trip to this one of a kind Park. There are over 4,500 plants that grace Stanley Park. From the Rose Garden to Shakespeare Garden, you will be taken aback and the splendor that the gardens offer.

Here you will be able to discover everything from exquisite beaches, trails, and local wildlife to the cultural, historical and natural landmarks that is offered up by Stanly Park. You will find totem poles, splendid gardens, and many monuments and famous landmarks.

Some of the landmarks that you will want to visit would be: Beaver Lake, the Hollow Tree, Prospect Point, Lost Lagoon, and Siwash Rock.

There are sculptures and monuments to also tickle your curiosity during your visit to Stanly Park that has been given throughout its 125-year history.

No matter what your age is, Stanley Park has something for everyone. This is a place of true inspiration and beauty.

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The Beauty of Vancouver

Vancouver is one of those places that once you see it, you want to come back time and time again. From the breathtaking sunsets to the exhilarating ski trips, there is something for everyone in this beautiful city.

Is it any surprise that Vancouver has been recognized several times to be one of the best places to travel to? The first recognition was in 2014 when it was recognized in Travel & Leisure magazine as the top city in Canada. Then, Vancouver was recognized a second time only 2 years later in 2016 for Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards for being the Top Destination in Canada. Vancouver was also chosen in Mercer’s 2016, Quality of Living survey as the best place in North America to live as well as rounding out the top five in the world!

There is so much that this gorgeous city has to offer to everyone, from the tourists to the locals. This world class city offers up her best to you with fantastic outdoor adventures as well as sophisticated amenities that is fit for a king.

Vancouver is situated on the ocean and has plenty of green space to offer the most enthusiastic outdoors person. You can spend a day of fun in the mountains that is located only 20 minutes away from north of downtown. Once you have your fill of the outdoors, head back down the mountain to downtown Vancouver for some of the most beautiful and exquisite dining available. If dining is not exactly what you had in mind after a long day on the mountain, you can always relax at one of the unique spas that Vancouver has to offer.

You will find that Vancouver is a place that you will want to visit time and time again. You can never get too much of this amazing city. It’s like a little piece of heaven on earth.


Vancouver BC Skyline from Stanley Park at Sunrise Panorama