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ECO DAIRY DEMONSTRATION FARM

The Eco Dairy, in partnership with Science World, is the first demonstration farm of its kind in canada showcasing innovative sustainable dairy farm practices and inviting the public to share in the experience in a fun and educational way!

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIVEbQoY4X4

Website: hhttp://www.ecodairy.ca/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ymE3WTv5uBjthygv5

NORTH ISLAND WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTRE

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is located in a park-like setting with a peaceful rustic atmosphere. When visiting the centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears. Rehabilitating eagles can be viewed through one way glass in the largest flight enclosure of its kind in Canada. The Centre's mandate is the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native wildlife, with a focus on raptors and black bears.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsywcBp_lfE

Website: https://www.niwra.org/

Location: 1240 Leffler Rd, Errington, BC V0R 1V0

VICTORIA BUTTERFLY GARDENS

The Victoria Butterfly Gardens, located in the Greater Victoria, is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Victoria area. The Victoria Butterfly Gardens are known for having different species of butterflies and moths in their indoor facility, as well as birds, fishes, frogs, an iguana, geckoes and tortoises, along with the newly added Insectarium.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsN3rpup8jQ

Website: https://www.butterflygardens.com/

Location: 1461 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J5

Lost Attractions: Stanley Park Zoo

The Stanley Park Zoo has a long history stretching from when the park first opened until it closed in the 1990s. Today the Polar Bear exhibit sites untouched and abandoned, the last reminder of this chapter of the Stanley Park's history.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMSiOwcSWU4

Alpaca & Llamas: Family Fun at Kensington Prairie Farm

The Kensington Prairie Farm in Langley BC offers the chance to get up close with a herd of adorable Alpacas & Llamas. Kids will love the experience and adults can browse the collection of alpaca wool products at the farm store. A day trip to the Kensington Prairie Farm is a sure bet for family fun only a short drive from Vancouver!

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W-WnZn6Tmc

Website: http://www.kensingtonprairie.ca/

Location: 1736 248 St, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2C3

SHAW CENTRE FOR THE SALISH SEA

The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a not-for-profit aquarium and cultural learning centre that focuses on the ecosystem of the Salish Sea and is located in the Sidney Pier Building on the waterfront in the Vancouver Island town of Sidney, British Columbia. The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a highly regarded environmental education centre and popular attraction with locals and tourists alike. The centre has won numerous awards including being named "One of Canada's Top Ten New Attractions" for summer 2009 by Where magazine.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JbY3QDBCQw

Website: http://salishseacentre.org/

Location: 9811 Seaport Pl, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3

GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO

Dedicated to education and conservation, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is home to many rescued, donated and orphaned animals. The mission of the Greater Vancouver Zoo is to inspire appreciation of our ecosystems and support conservation efforts by engaging the community. Discover the sights and sounds of 140 species on 120 acres in the heart of the Fraser Valley.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXcmEFccj7o

Seattle Aquarium

cloe up of a fish at the Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium, opened May 20, 1977, promotes marine conservation to 800,000 visitors each year about their impacts on marine life.
The Seattle Aquarium Tour includes:

  • Window on Washington Waters is a 120,000-US-gallon tank created as part of the 2007 expansion. It is meant to replicate the coastal waters of Washington state from about 5 to 60 feet, and feature native marine life including salmon, rockfish, and sea anemones. There are dive shows which take place several times a day. Divers wearing special masks are able to converse with visitors.
  • The Crashing Waves Exhibit is a 40-foot wave tank that replicates Washington shores from the intertidal zone to a depth of about 5 feet.
  • Life on the Edge was opened in 2002. Two large exhibit pools that include touch zones allow visitors to see the tidepool life of Washington's outer coast and of Seattle's inland sea.
  • Life of a Drifter includes a 12-foot high glass "donut" where visitors can be surrounded by moon jellies, a multi-species display featuring the giant Pacific octopus, and a 13-foot touch table where visitors can view some of the area's drifters including juvenile rockfish, sea stars, and plankton.
  • Pacific Coral Reef is a man-made coral reef in a 25,000-US-gallon tank that contains fish that live in and around reefs.
  • Ocean Oddities is an exhibit displaying pinecone fish, cowfish, flying gurnards, potbellied seahorses, and short dragonfish.
  • Birds and Shores consists of three separate areas. Northwest Shores is an area which shows birds in a variety of habitats of the coastal Northwest. Alcids has diving birds such as tufted puffins and common murres.
  • The Marine Mammals area includes exhibits for harbor seals, Northern fur seals, sea otters, and river otters, as well as the Orca Family Activity Center. The Orca Family Activity Center is meant to educate visitors about orcas, particularly those belonging to the Southern Resident Community residing in Puget Sound.
  • Puget Sound Fish is a three-part exhibit that contains fish from the Puget Sound. Fish included in the tank are grunt sculpins, Pacific spiny lumpsuckers, midshipman fish, canary rockfish, wolf eels, and decorated warbonnets.
  • The Underwater Dome is an exhibit viewed from a mostly transparent spherical undersea room in a 400,000-US-gallon tank. It was built as part of the original construction and opened in 1977. The tank exhibits species that would be found in Puget Sound including salmon, Lingcod, sharks, sturgeon, skates, and rockfish.
  • Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TUd6WKHzEQ

    Website: http://www.seattleaquarium.org/

    Location: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

National Geographic Encounter Ocean Oddysey

At the National Geographic Encounter Ocean Odyssey in New York can you escape from the jaws of a 50-foot humpback whale, laugh through a twisting kelp forest maze, play with mischievous sea lions, and much more – all without getting wet! Dive into an ocean of fun at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey NYC, an unforgettable immersive adventure in the heart of Times Square.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6YHvsswcHM

Website: https://natgeoencounter.com/

Location: 226 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Central Park Zoo

At 6.5 acres, the NYC Central Park Zoo is a jewel in the heart of the city, with experiences designed to make the most of the space available. The zoo area has 4 “zones”: Tropics (indoor multi-level rainforest); Temperate (up the hill to see red pandas, snow leopards, bears, etc.); Polar (indoor penguin exhibit); Central Garden (sea lions).

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpg9JrcEtzU

Website: http://www.centralparkzoo.com/

Location: East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021, United States

BC Wildlife Park

BC Wildlife Park is the Kamloops zoo, featuring a 106-acre zoo and rehabilitation center offering spacious habitats for over 200 different animals and 65 animal species that are native to British Columbia, including the only Kermode Bear in human care in the world. I got to see Grizzly Bears, a rare Kermode Bear (only found in the Pacific Northwest from the Nass Basin to Burke Channel) and a variety of reptiles such as rattle snakes, painted turtles, bearded dragon and red footed tortoise.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQVYgllwvrQ

Our Video (YouTube): Rare Kermode Bear and Reptile Encounter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w21TkjE7HNg

Website: http://www.bcwildlife.org/

Location: 9077 Dallas Dr, Kamloops, BC V2C 6V1

https://youtu.be/iQVYgllwvrQ

Greater Vancouver Zoo

Dedicated to education and conservation, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is home to many rescued, donated and orphaned animals. The mission of the Greater Vancouver Zoo is to inspire appreciation of our ecosystems and support conservation efforts by engaging the community. Discover the sights and sounds of 140 species on 120 acres in the heart of the Fraser Valley.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHJEEIeBYTA

Website: hhttps://gvzoo.com/

Location: 5048 264 St, Aldergrove, BC V4W 1N7

Kangaroo Creek Farm

Kangaroo Creek Farm has been keeping kangaroos and wallabies for more than 20 years on their kangaroo farm in Kelowna BC. Visitors can enjoy wandering amongst the kangaroos - They currently have Red Kangaroos (the largest type of kangaroo), Common Wallaroos and Bennett Wallabies (which are mid sized), and Dama Wallabies (one of the smallest wallaby species). Also on site are emu, peacocks, fancy chickens, goats, parrots, a baby albino wallaby, baby kangaroos and potbellied pigs. They also have capybara, the world’s largest rodent, which can weigh more than 150 lbs!

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msRG9UfuCG8

Website: https://kangaroocreekfarm.com/

Location: 5932 Old Vernon Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 7V2