Get ghoulish this Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium's After Hours (CONTEST)

Oct 17 2018, 4:25 pm

Halloween is almost here, and the scariest possible outcome is letting the year’s most spook-tacular night come and go without treating yourself to a fun time out.

On Wednesday, October 31 you can celebrate Halloween after dark in the spooky setting of the Vancouver Aquarium at the highly-anticipated After Hours. This adults-only event will be like no other you’ve experienced on Halloween.

You’ll be surrounded by goblin sharks, skeleton shrimp, bloodworms, vampire squid, and even ghost gear, proving that the ocean can be scary. Keep in mind that there are 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Aquarium, so you’ll never get bored (boo-red?) of watching them live their lives.

We want you to have the best Halloween yet so we’re giving away two tickets to the event. Enter the contest below (if you dare) for your chance to win.

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Meet an African penguin during the Penguin Walk, attend the Adult Puppet Show with a cast of naughty characters that will make you cackle, and do it all with a drink in hand in between exploring the galleries.

Dress your best to take part in the After Hours costume contest as there’s going to be prizes for best costume. Remember to keep your outfit ocean-friendly (without beads, glitter, or sequins).

While you’re at the event, you can also do the following:

  • Find out what goes chomp in the dark during the Secret Lives of Sharks program.
  • Slither on by the Meet a Snake program and learn about these creatures.
  • Catch a screening of the exhilarating Shark: A 4-D Experience.
  • Get hands-on with marine invertebrates like blood stars, spiny sea urchins, and more in the Wet Lab.

Tickets to this After Hours event cost $27 for members and $35 for non-members via Vancouver Aquarium.

There’s only a limited number available so make sure to get yours soon!


Enter for your chance to win two free tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s Halloween After Hours event on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


To enter for your chance to win two free tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s Halloween After Hours event on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, do at least one of the following:

1. Follow @vanaqua on Instagram, like the following photo and comment below the photo tagging a friend you’ll bring with you if you win. Remember to use the hashtag #dhcontest. (1 entry)


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2. Tweet the following (1 entry):

  • Win 2 tickets to the adults-only #AfterHoursVA at @vanaqua on October 31 via @DailyHiveVan RT to enter! #dhcontest

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on October 26, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Contest Guidelines

Vancouver Aquarium’s Halloween After Hours

When: Wednesday, October 31
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way
Price: $27 for members | $35 for non-members – Tickets available online

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