Posts by: Melbeara

6 Must-see Things at the Vancouver Aquarium

It had been at least two years since I’d visited the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park and boy a lot has changed. For example, the whole entry point has been expanded with their gift shop being much bigger than I recall. It’s still a mandatory Vancouver attraction. With a young boy along, you quickly find out the things that are popular or cool and things that aren’t. 1. Discover Rays Touch Pool This is new exhibit and allows you to interact with cownose and southern stingrays. They didn’t have any interest in me. Maybe my magnetic field is too weak […]

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Vancouver International Children’s Festival 2009

It’s always fun to go to the Children’s Festival with the kids and see what’s new as well as visit old favourites.  We’ve never attended any of the shows; we simply explored the many tents and activities.  My daughter is now 7 and almost too old for the festival,  however she insisted that she go with her mom.  My one recommendation is that you don’t go on the last day of the festival, because everything is winding down. This year we arrived around 11 AM at the west gate on the last day of the festival.  The fee for us […]

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