Summer's biggest bash: After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium is back (CONTEST)

Aug 25 2017, 2:02 am

We all know that summer’s almost over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop having a good time.

Instead, plan to end your summer on a high note at Vancouver Aquarium’s long-awaited After Hours soirée next Thursday, August 31.

The Aquarium is gearing up to host its biggest bash of the summer and you don’t want to miss it. You can hit up Canada’s largest aquarium with your friends or your special someone and observe the 50,000+ aquatic creatures doing their thing.

The best part? It’s strictly adults-only, all night.

This means you can take a stroll through the Aquarium’s galleries, come nose to snout with majestic sea lions at the new Steller’s Bay exhibit, or see a puppet show for adults, all with a drink in your hand. You can indulge in summer barbecue fare in the outdoor courtyard and pair your food with a cool beer, wine, or the special cocktail of the night – ‘Sea Lion-aid’.

But it doesn’t stop there, you can also do the following:

  • Give your random marine knowledge a ‘porpoise’ and enjoy a scavenger hunt like no ‘otter’
  • Touch a stingray as they glide through the water at the Discover Rays touch pool
  • Learn more about birds of a feather during the Meet a Penguin program
  • Catch a screening of exhilarating 4-D film, Coastal Predators
  • Experiencing hands-on learning with marine invertebrates like sea stars, sea anemones, and more in the Wet Lab
  • Rock out to tunes presented by Jack FM

After Hours sea lion/Vancouver Aquarium

Tickets to this summer After Hours extravaganza are on sale now via Vancouver Aquarium online, costing $23 for members and $31 for non-members. This event is strictly 19+ and photo ID is required for entry. If you’re a member, bring your membership card for reduced priced tickets and remember that all ticket sales are final.

You could be the lucky Daily Hive reader to win two free tickets to the event simply by entering the contest below.


Enter for your chance to win two free tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s summer After Hours event on August 31.


To enter for your chance to win two tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours, do at least one of the following:

1. Tweet the following on Twitter: (1 entry)

  • Win 2 tickets to the adults-only #AfterHoursVA at @vanaqua on August 31 via @VancityBuzz to enter!

2. Like Vancouver Aquarium on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us once you have (1 entry)

3. Follow Vancouver Aquarium on Instagram and leave a comment below telling us once you have (1 entry)

4. Leave a comment below telling us your favourite marine animal (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm PST on August 30. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter by.

Contest Guidelines

After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium

When: August 31, 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park
Price: $23 for members and $31 for non-members – Tickets available online

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