See Santa Claus scuba dive at Vancouver Aquarium beginning this month

Nov 21 2019, 1:28 am

If there’s one thing everybody knows, it’s that Santa Claus makes quite the entrance.

Although you may not see or hear him, he rides around on a sleigh in the sky, and he can get down a chimney without a trace. Oh, he’s also a pro scuba diver, too.

That’s right, Scuba Claus will be visiting the Vancouver Aquarium daily toĀ don his flippers and dive with the colourful cold-water creatures in the Strait of Georgia habitat.

Beginning this month, and all throughout December, keen-eyed youngsters and adults alike will be able toĀ spotĀ Scuba ClausĀ during his daily divesĀ spreading holiday cheer and magic.

Visitors can also soak up the seasonĀ whileĀ exploringĀ theĀ VancouverĀ Aquarium decked in holiday dĆ©cor.Ā ReturningĀ holidayĀ favourites include the electric-eel-powered Christmas treeĀ (with feedings daily at 11:30 am), theĀ tot-friendly kelp maze, and theĀ picture-perfectĀ jelly snow globe. Don’t forget to check out theĀ ā€œmistle-toadā€ near the Frogs Forever Gallery and sneak a kiss or two with your loved ones.Ā 

Visitors canĀ alsoĀ pose for aĀ photo with Scuba Claus between 10 amĀ andĀ 3:30 pm on Saturday,Ā December 7; Sunday,Ā DecemberĀ 8; Saturday,Ā DecemberĀ 14; Sunday,Ā DecemberĀ 15; andĀ December 20Ā throughĀ 24 (cost: $23).Ā 

Also back again is theĀ marine debris treeĀ created by Tofino-based artist Pete Clarkson, made entirely of items collected from shorelineĀ cleanupsĀ on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

After wandering the galleries with cocoa in hand, itā€™s time for a journey to the North Pole inĀ the Vancouver Aquariumā€™sĀ 4-D theatre, where The Polar Express 4D Experience playsĀ daily.Ā 

Catch Scuba Clausā€™Ā dives dailyĀ at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm, beginning on November 21 throughĀ December 24, with all other holiday displays at the Vancouver Aquarium continuing until January 5, 2020.

ForĀ more information and schedules, check out the Vancouver Aquarium’s website.

Soak up the Season at the Vancouver Aquarium

Date:Ā November 21 t0 January 5, 2020

Time:Ā 10 am to 5 pm

Where:Ā Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park (845 Avison Way)Ā 

Admission:Ā Adult: $38 | Senior/Student: $30 | Child (4-12): $21 | Child (0-4): $0Ā 

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