Ocean Discovery

When we visited Sidney, BC on Vancouver Island, we took the opportunity to visit the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, billed as the Aquarium of the Salish Sea.

The Salish sea is the name for the area around the southern tip of Vancouver Island, and the facility highlights the aquatic creatures that live there. On display in giant aquariums were anemones, many species of starfish, a giant Pacific octopus and a pair of wolf-eels.

Later that day, when walking along the pier and sea wall, we were able to identify the starfish in the tide pools because of the excellent exhibits at the Centre.