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Win Tickets to the Next Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

Monday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:00am PST
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Vancouver Aquarium After Hours invites guests to enjoy food, wine, beer, and a specialty cocktail while exploring their galleries and making new connections. Spend quality time with your date, bestie, or pals and 50,000+ aquatic creatures during the adults-only event.

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours - Sea Lion

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

Where: Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park (845 Avison Way)
When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: On sale now for $23 (members), $31 (non-members)

Steller’s Bay Sea Lions

Just opened on Canada Day this year, Steller’s Bay is a new exhibit that spotlights majestic and mysterious creatures — Steller sea lions. Transported to a fishing village on Canada’s west coast, visitors delight as they experience sea lions basking brilliantly in the sun and hear them roaring in spectacular chorus. Below the surface stands huge underwater viewing windows where visitors will be immersed in a sea lion’s world, getting up close as the dynamic animals glide through the water with incredible power and agility.

The spectacular new exhibit prominently features an active research station, bringing behind-the-scenes research to the forefront and allowing visitors to deep dive into the critical role these animals play in conserving their counterparts in the wild.

Other Activities

In addition to the ever-changing scenery, there’s lots of fin-tastic things to see and do:

  • Touch a stingray as they glide through the water in the Discover Rays touch pool.
  • See birds of a feather as African penguins waddle about inside the Aquarium.
  • Discover the secret lives of sharks as things heat up in the Tropic Zone.
  • Catch a screening of the thrilling 4-D film, Coastal Predators.

Experience hands-on learning with marine invertebrates like sea stars, sea anemones, and more in the Wet Lab and Discover Rays. Food, cocktails, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. Tickets are only available online. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early as they often sell out!

Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, is one of the world’s leading accredited aquariums, dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.

Enter to Win

I have a pair of tickets to give away to After Hours, here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Click below to post an entry on Twitter
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly.

Follow the Vancouver Aquarium on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more info.

Update The winner is Ali!

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  1. rob says:

    I’d love to go!

  2. Chloe says:

    Thank you for supporting the Aquarium. The hard work of their veterinary and conservation efforts need to be recognized.

  3. This would be so much fun to attend.

  4. Grace says:

    I’ve never been and would love to learn more about sharks!

  5. Sarah says:

    Winning a pair of these tickets would make my month!

  6. kellie nehring says:

    this would be great…I havent been there for probably 20 years!

  7. Simon says:

    Never been and would love to go!

  8. Janice M says:

    This would be a fun prize to win!

  9. Ali says:

    Amazing date night!

  10. Miranda says:

    Marine life.. is life !!! Been so long since I have went. Would be great to go back!

  11. Elayne F says:

    What a treat this would be!

  12. Jo-Ann says:

    I ❤️VanAqua! The cutest new little baby rescue sea otter is priceless 😊

  13. Ashleigh says:

    I love After Hours – we haven’t been in a few years.

  14. love this and know exactly who I would take

  15. Cecilia says:

    Would love to go!!!

  16. Shannon L says:

    Love to go!

  17. Katie L says:

    This would be an amazing date night for us without the kids 😊 can’t wait to check out the new exhibit!

  18. Elise says:

    I love those Sea Lions!

  19. Karen says:

    I would absolutely love to go! I love the Vancouver Aquarium and have always wanted to go back.

  20. Sarah Millichip says:

    I’ve love to go to the aquarium at night! It’d be great to check it out without kids around 🙂 Awesome date night for me and my husband!

  21. Robyn Petrik says:

    Would love to check out the new Stellar Bay and see the sea lions from underground!

  22. Doug says:

    i want to go!!!

  23. Amanda says:

    ❤️ Vanaqua!

  24. Christina says:

    We would love to go!!!

  25. Sarah says:

    Sounds great!

  26. MARY says:

    The sea lions are such amazing animals i’d love to see this exhibit!

  27. Janine says:

    ❤️❤️ Would love to attend this! ❤️❤️

  28. Desiree Malyk says:

    I want to go! The rays are awesome.

  29. Kara says:

    I would love to go, haven’t been to the aquarium in ages! And how fun to go after hours and have a beverage while going. Thanks for the chance.

  30. lor says:

    Sounds wonderful, great contest!

  31. Kathleen Thom says:

    this would be great!

  32. Joelle Coyle says:

    I would love to go to this event! I spend hours walking through the aquarium enjoying all of the animals 🙂

  33. Lilian Taylor says:

    A visit to the Aquarium is long overdue, and an after hours visit would be superb!

  34. Neena says:


  35. Sumi says:

    Would be so fun to go!

  36. Milynne says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to the adult after hours!

  37. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    This would be an amazing evening!

  38. Becky says:

    Oh, this would be so wonderful to win!

  39. roberts says:

    Yes please!

  40. Zia Aiyub says:

    Would love to go. This would be a nice way to celebrate my bday. 😍💓

  41. Fallon says:

    Please choose me!

  42. Karen Smith says:

    I would That!

  43. Stacey J says:

    I ❤️ Vancouver Aquarium

  44. Jaclyn Jary says:

    I’d take my son. We haven’t been together yet

  45. Maria says:

    Love me some sea animal chillin time 🐠🐠

  46. Steve says:

    I’d love to have the chance to attend (and share) that special evening at the Aquarium! 😊

  47. Melanie says:

    Sounds like so much fun!!

  48. Michael says:

    Sounds like fun!! Would love to go. 🙂

  49. Rita Floor says:

    Looks interesting!

  50. Gord says:

    I’d love to go! 🙂

  51. Brittin says:

    So cool! I haven’t been to the aquarium in years!

  52. Katie Borrett says:

    Never been but sounds fun!

  53. Gloria wu says:

    Thanks for giveaway, hope i got a chance to attend.

  54. Monique says:

    Would love to win so I can have a date night with the hubby

  55. Marsalie says:

    This sounds amazing!

  56. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to go.

  57. Sammi says:

    Would love to go!

  58. Trish L. says:

    Would be awesome to win this!

  59. Maryanne says:

    Great date night!

  60. Lindsay says:

    I would love to go to this!

  61. Jenny says:

    This would be a great date night.

  62. Greg L. says:

    thanks for the chance

  63. Lorean says:

    The only time I’ve been to the aquarium at night was or a wedding…years ago, so this so this would be amazing!

  64. Claudine says:

    Would be an amazing date night! Haven’t been out in ages because of shiftwork!

  65. Kristy says:

    Looks amazing! 🐟🐠🐡🐙🐚🦀

  66. Teresa says:

    I would love to go ! Last time I was at the aquarium was in Gr 4 and that was a very long time ago !

  67. Jason says:

    Haven’t been to Aquarium since I was 5 yrs old.

  68. Meg M says:

    I’d love to go!

  69. Christine says:

    Love the Aquarium, and love all the work that is done for the conservation of Aquatic Life. Cheers!!

  70. Janelle says:

    Stellar’s Bay looks awesome

  71. Christine says:

    This event would be a great way to celebrate my birthday!

  72. Kelly says:

    This would be alot of fun! Hope I get the chance in winning this awesome prize! Never been before🐬🐋

  73. Angela says:

    I wanna see the penguins!

  74. Ezgi says:

    I would love to go:)

  75. David says:

    My favourite place in Vancouver.

  76. Natalie says:

    I would love a chance to go! I have never gotten the opportunity to go and would be so grateful!

  77. Emma says:

    I’d love to go!

  78. jenn says:

    I would love to go! The radio ad promoting Steller’s Bay always make my day.

  79. Bryce Pugh says:

    This would be a STELLAR opportunity!

  80. Ashley says:

    Would love to win this!

  81. Jenny says:

    I’d love to go!

  82. Meina Low says:

    Need a date night now…. woohoo…

  83. Jodelene Weir says:

    Never been to after hours! Thanks for the opportunity to win. 😁

  84. Jenny says:

    This would be so much fun!

  85. Krystal says:

    This would make such a great date night 🙂

  86. Nimoul says:

    This sounds super fun!

  87. Jon h says:

    Never been to an after hours before but I do take the kids often they love it and I would love a date night. Thanks!

  88. Ray Koo says:

    I love the aquarium! Would love the tickets!

  89. Janelle says:

    Cheers to the Aquarium

  90. Jenn C says:

    Would love to go!

  91. Melissa says:

    I’d love to take my sister 🙂 she had her birthday this week

  92. Stotes says:

    This sounds great!!

  93. Cheryl harris says:

    This would be so much fun

  94. adam says:

    sounds like fun

  95. Jazzy says:

    I would love to win! This sounds awesome!

  96. Lisa Munday says:

    This sounds so great

  97. Violet says:

    Please pick me!

  98. jan says:

    I haven’t been to the Aquarium in years

  99. Constant says:

    Vancouver Aquarium does great work; would love to spend an evening there =3

  100. Joelle says:

    I love the sea lions, they’re so amazing! I want to see the new exhibit!

  101. Kristine says:

    Would love to attend and celebrate the great work the Ocean Wise/Aquarium do.

  102. Michael B says:

    My wife and I would love to go to this!

  103. Elizabeth B says:

    What a fun evening this would be!

  104. CUI YI LIU says:

    I really want to go! thanks

  105. Felicia Rafael says:

    I adore the aquarium! Its great that many places now have adult night!

  106. Tara says:

    This would be steller 😉

  107. Vivian says:

    Love to win!

  108. Sa says:

    My son always want to be a biologist. He told me that his dream is to study biology at University of Hawaii. I would love to bring him there.

  109. Virginia says:

    Would like to go with my husband. Thanks!

  110. Mary Y says:

    would love to win. We haven’t been on a date night in a loooong time.

  111. Sue says:

    Please count me in. Thanks!

  112. Narceli says:

    This is awesome! Thank you!

  113. Dalena says:

    Sounds like fun!!

  114. Tim Wong says:

    Haven’t been in a while – I’d love to check out their new exhibits!

  115. Kaleigh says:

    Would love to go!

  116. Dean S. says:

    Sounds fun!

  117. Nicole says:

    This would be a lot of fun!

  118. Faye says:

    Would love to experience the Aquarium after hours!

  119. Luisa says:

    My husband and I really need a night out! 😆

  120. ariel says:

    yes please!

  121. Marcy Oakley says:

    It’s been years since I was at the Vancouver Aquarium. I would love to with my husband
    on a summer date!

  122. Gunner says:

    Can you imagine that I have been living in Vancouver for more than 20 years, but I have never been to the Vancouver Aquarium. Hopefully now is the chance.

  123. Tina says:

    Thank you!

  124. adam says:

    great prize

  125. Jill says:

    This would be amazing :). Would love to go!

  126. Theresa Sampson says:

    This would be so beautiful!! To be there when it’s peaceful and quiet….(sigh) 🙂

  127. Shaylene Shantz says:

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity. Our annually family just ran out a few months ago and I would love to take my kids back to the aquarium. My oldest daughter who is 9 absolutely LOVES the aquarium. If she could she would love with belugas.

  128. Shaylene Shantz says:

    Well I just read it’s for adults only 🙁 so my daughter would be bummed out! Lol but my husband and I would love a little date night away from our two kids and before the 3rd baby comes along 😜

  129. Tammy says:

    So spectacular!!! love to go!!

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