When you visit the Vancouver Aquarium this season, keep your eyes open – you might just spot a holly, jolly guest diver. He knows when you are sleeping, he’s knows when you’re awake, he also knows the proper procedures to avoid Carbon Dioxide poisoning when surfacing after an extended dive session.
That’s right, Scuba Claus is coming to town. From now until December 24 Scuba Claus will dive daily at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Arctic exhibit, sharing the tank with beluga whales Aurora and Qila, and visit the Strait of Georgia Exhibit as well.
In keeping with the holiday season of compassion, Tofino artists Pete Clarkson returns to assemble his marine debris Christmas tree. Aimed to celebrate the holiday season, while reminding us of the fragility of the oceanic ecosystems, this gigantic display is constructed using only non-organic materials scavenged from B.C. shorelines by Clarkson himself.
Once you take in the undersea wonders, check out The Polar Express 4-D theatre experience. Race through mountain passes and over snow-covered fields, on the legendary train that made regular stops in childhood imaginations around the world.
The Vancouver Aquarium’s holiday exhibits and attractions run from now until January 3, 2016. For more information, visit the Vancouver Aquarium website.