You cannot miss the belugas when you go to the Vancouver Aquarium. They are such delightful creatures! With regular admission, you will be able to see the following.
Currently, the aquarium is home to Kavna, Aurora, Qila, and Tiqa -- all females. The little gray baby beluga you see above is Nala, who was born in 2009 and died suddenly only a year later. So sad! Belugas are born gray and get whiter as they age. The older a beluga, the whiter it is.
We had such a great time during the Sea Otter Encounter, Steller Sea Lion Encounter, and Dolphin Encounter. It was only natural that we do the Beluga Encounter, too. Like the Dolphin Encounter, the Beluga Encounter does not permit cameras, but you will be provided a CD with photos at the end of your session.
When we visited, Imaq was the featured beluga for the encounter. He is currently on breeding loan to SeaWorld.
The gift shop has all sorts of beluga-themed mementos.
This concludes my blogging about Vancouver. Hope you enjoyed the ride!