Let's Celebrate the Sea!

3-4 February 2023 | Jack Poole Plaza • Vancouver

Children of all ages will be entertained and delighted by several interactive activity tents and photo ops.

  • Giant Pacific Octopus art installation:an interactive and collaborative art project for all ages! Come take part in an onsite art installation of the Giant Pacific Octopus. We are asking YOU to express your hopes and dreams for the ocean by participating in the build and design of this amazing art installation. Presented by the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition.
  • Interactive Ocean Floor Map:This giant floor map (8m x 11m) is made for walking on, allowing you to understand the ocean and waterways by physically experiencing them! Augmented Reality, 360° video, and other interactive activities will help bring this giant map to life. Presented by the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition, Ocean School, and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
  • Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ocean Wise, and conservation organizations from all three coasts in the CPAWS Dive into Ocean Conservation Tent for family-friendly, ocean-themed activities and to find out how Canada is protecting our majestic wildlife and ecosystems to ensure a bright, blue future for generations to come.
  • Photo moments: Come and take your photo with the Parks Canada Giant Inflatable Beaver featured at the Vancouver Olympic Opening Ceremonies and Baleen, the humpback whale. Presented by Parks Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
  • Kids Art Zone: Enjoy children’s face painting from 12pm – 6pm and ocean themed colouring pages inspired by Vancouver Mural Festival artists on February 4.
  • Build-A-Whale: The hands-on, all-ages activity allows participants to assist in constructing the skeleton of an offshore killer whale while learning about the biology, ecology, anatomy, evolution, and conservation of killer whales and other marine mammals.
  • Royal Canadian Navy: Come enjoy ocean-inspired music from the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy along with a special appearance of the Navy Bus featuring interactive computer systems showcasing the Navy’s many roles.
  • Food Trucks: Grab a bite, a hot chocolate, or some mini donuts! Featuring Green Coast Coffee, Cravings Kettle Corn, Little oOties Mini Doughnuts, Shameless Buns, Urban Wood Fire Pizza, Taco ‘N Todo, B&B Burgers, and Teriyaki Express.