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Spectacular virtual reality public art experience coming to Vancouver (VIDEO)

You've never seen salmon like this. 🐟

If you've ever wanted to witness the spectacle of salmon migration in virtual reality, now's your chance.

UNINTERRUPTED is back; the dazzling art display first projected the pacific sockeye salmon’s homeward journey on the Cambie Bridge in 2017.

Now the project is going mobile.

This summer, groups of 20 people can experience the 30-minute extravaganza at three outdoor Metro Vancouver locations.

"The art piece is about bringing the heart of a river into the heart of a city. These really extraordinary, kind of cutting-edge, technologies really soak up documentary language if you embrace the abstract," says director Nettie Wild.

The event will launch on the Museum of Vancouver's garden patio from July 7-11. From July 14-24 it will move to the Shipyard Commons at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver (courtesy of the Lower Lonsdale BIA). You'll also be able to catch the film at the Burnaby Art Gallery veranda between August 3-13.

There are several shows per evening. 

The immersive film captures the original bridge projection in stunning 3D. Audience members are fitted with a VR headset and seated in a swivel chair for a 360-degree view. All equipment is sanitized between showings with ultraviolet light.  

The project's creators are also working with community stewardship organizations to highlight salmon preservation in our cities.

UNINTERRUPTED VR is free but seats must be reserved. Online booking is now open.

More locations and dates, including a return to downtown Vancouver at the end of August, will be announced throughout the summer.