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Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium


November 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018

The holiday spirit comes in waves at The Vancouver Aquarium. From magical aquatic displays, to Scuba Claus, special seasonal activities and more, your family will create a lifetime of unforgettable holiday memories.


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Holiday Traditions Start With Scuba Claus

The holidays aren’t complete without a visit with Scuba Claus. Watch the jolly old man in the red suit (and black flippers) swim with the fish in the Wild Coast and Strait of Georgia exhibits.

Scuba Claus dives daily from November 24 to December 24.

Scuba Claus Kid

Holiday Traditions Always Include Rudolph

This magical 4-D experience means you will not only watch Rudolph on his epic adventure, you will feel it. You’ll feel the snow against your face and a rumble in your chair as the Abominable Snow Monster appears. Do your Aquarium holiday traditions include the Polar Express? Fret not, you can hop on this 4-D film at the first 4-D show of the day for more 4-D action.

Please check show schedule for show times. 


Holiday Traditions Last Forever With Scuba Claus Photos

Capture the magic of your holiday visit forever and pose for a photo with the one and only, Scuba Claus.  Wetsuit not required.

Scuba Claus is only here from November 24 to December 24.

Scuba Claus Wave
Jelly Globe

Holiday Traditions Sparkle In The New Jelly Snow Globe

New this year, we have transformed the jellyfish exhibit into an awe-inspiring snow globe. With a light display this spectacular, even Santa’s elves would be jelly.

Holiday Traditions Always Include The Eel-lectric Lights Show

Prepare yourself for a shocking holiday display as the Aquarium’s electric eels light up a Christmas tree using only the electricity in their bodies.


Holiday Traditions Continue With The Kelp Forest Maze

As you find your way through the Kelp Forest Maze, you’ll encounter all kinds of surprises. You will learn all about life under the sea, discover festive photo opportunities, and you may even stumble across a jolly old man in a red suit.

Holiday Traditions Always Include a Scavenger Hunt

Each month at Vancouver Aquarium, staff nominate their favorite animals. We have rounded up these staff picks from the past year to make it easy for you to take part in a unique self-guided scavenger hunt.

The scavenger hunt takes place from December 25, 2017 to January 7, 2018.



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