A fun outing for the family this summer is just steps from downtown Campbell River.

The local Discovery Passage Aquarium has reopened its doors to the public. Opening day fell on World Oceans Day – June 8th.

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Aquarium manager and curator Ricky Belanger says this year, the aquarium is taking the quality of their exhibits and diversity of featured species “to the next level.” 

“Without spoiling surprises, visitors can expect to see some species you haven’t seen in a few years, as well as others that you likely have never seen before,” he notes.

Belanger adds that visitors can expect “an air-tight COVID-19 safety plan,” with physical distancing between visitors and staff, building capacity, and a rigorous sanitation schedule. With this in mind, visitors must wear a face mask at all times when inside.

Located at the base of the Discovery Pier – across the parking lot from the Maritime Heritage Centre – the aquarium will also be continuing its evening volunteer program, extending its opening hours to 8:30 pm, five days a week.

For more details, visit the Discovery Passage Aquarium website.