This wild 4-D adventure was shot on the beautiful coast of British Columbia and follows the Pacific salmon as they struggle to swim upstream. Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon return to the mountain streams in which they were born. Their passage is fraught with danger – from raging rapids and waterfalls to hungry Grizzly bears. Other predators join the feast, including orcas, stellar sea lions, salmon sharks and the bald eagle. This captivating 12-minute show provides insight into the forces of nature, which drive a chain reaction culminating in a spectacular wildlife event. For some animals, it's a window of opportunity, but for others, it's the most dangerous time of their lives. Presented in high definition 3D with special sensory effects!
“In 4-D, audiences will be in the heart of the action experiencing one of the most wonderful and epic wildlife events in the world along the spectacular West Coast of British Columbia.” - Neil Nightingale, Creative Director of BBC Earth
Aquarium show schedules change on a daily basis. Please check with us before planning your visit around any individual show.
Our 4-D shows are accessible for all audiences and include:
wheelchair access entry
4 wheelchair spots
Printed scripts of 4-D shows upon request
Immerse Yourself In Our 4-D Experience
With larger-than-life images that leap right out of the screen, the 4-D experience is your chance to look at marine animals in a whole new way.
Immerse yourself in a herd of plodding elephants or a flock of cawing birds, with surround sound that puts you in the middle of the action.
Catch a whiff of the scents that will further immerse you in the 4-D experience, with customized smells for various shows.
With a variety of innovative technology, the 4-D experience will give you a sense of what it’s like to swim with sea snakes…or get chomped by a shark.
Note: The 4-D Experience may not be appropriate for children under four or people with back conditions. Please consult a staff member if you have any concerns. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times inside the theatre and in the aquarium galleries.