And you thought that road trip with your dog was a hassle.
The Pacific Ocean is heading across the country in a 28-foot mobile aquarium, bringing a whole bunch of sea critters along for the ride.
The trip is the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre’s AquaVan 150: Connecting Communities to Coastlines, a tour hitting the road to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
The travelling fish tank will be making stops at communities throughout Canada, and will make it all the way to Prince Edward Island before heading back to Vancouver this fall. The tour has planned 150 stops over the seven month long trip.
“This journey is about celebrating the rich biodiversity of our country and joining together in the shared need to conserve it,” said Vancouver Aquarium president and CEO, John Nightingale, in a press release.
“With this nationwide tour during Canada’s 150th year, we will engage and inspire thousands more ocean champions in our own backyard to care for our precious waterways. That, too, is something to celebrate.”
Schools and public events across Canada will be greeted by sea stars, sea cucumbers, crabs, sea anemones, and many other creatures from the Pacific Ocean.
The AquaVan will feature life support systems for these animals, and a 70″ TV for real-time communication with experts at the Vancouver Aquarium.