From taking pictures with Santa Claus to sipping on a warm cup of hot cocoa, there are so many holiday traditions that we pass on and carry within our families each year. This holiday season, you can start a brand new family tradition and make cherished memories as you explore oceans of holiday magic and delight in the wonder of the season at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Canada’s largest aquarium is now aglow with the warmth and sparkle of the holidays with the arrival of Holiday Splash, a one-of-a-kind holiday celebration in the heart of Stanley Park that runs from now until January 7, 2023.
The Vancouver Aquarium has been transformed into an enchanting winter water-land, illuminated by over a million twinkling lights and dazzling holiday decor. From getting hands on with animals from the North Pole at the new Arctic Wet Lab to joining the search party in a Holiday Scavenger Hunt, Holiday Splash will have a variety of special festive activities for the whole family to enjoy together during your day at the aquarium.
Rediscover the true meaning of the season of giving as you learn about the heartwarming stories of the Vancouver Aquarium’s rescued marine mammals, including its eight rescued sea otters. The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Society is the only dedicated marine mammal facility of its kind in Canada, as well as one of the world's largest hospitals dedicated to caring for sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals.
‘Sea’ Scuba Claus in action as he spreads holiday cheer at one of his daily dive shows at the Strait of Georgia habitat in the Pacific Canada Pavilion. This awe-inspiring underwater spectacle is sure to captivate both the young and young at heart. You’ve never seen Father Christmas like this before!
Embark on an epic adventure to the North Pole with your loved ones with a special sensory viewing of The Polar Express™ 4D Experience, where Christmas magic comes to life like never before in this classic tale about a young boy’s journey of self-discovery onboard an extraordinary train ride.
As a souvenir keepsake from your day at Holiday Splash, capture this year's family portrait under the mesmerizing glow of the enchanting Jelly Snow Globe. This magical backdrop is surrounded by the resident jellyfish and over 65,000 incredible animals, so you can remember your holiday memories made at the Vancouver Aquarium for years to come.
Visit www.vanaqua.org/holidaysplash to plan your visit to Holiday Splash at Vancouver Aquarium today.