Fish for the aquarium from Ucluelet Canada

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Fresh fish for the aquarium Ucluelet British Columbia Canada

Fish for the aquarium in Ucluelet British Columbia Canada

Every year there are fish for the aquarium of Ucluelet Canada

An aquarium stands on the waterfront in the fishing village of Ucluelet Canada. Ucluelet British Columbia Canada is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Every spring, the aquarium receives fish and other marine animals for its display cases and water tanks. In winter they are released back into the sea.




A museum in Ucluelet Canada that vacationers rescued

“It shouldn't actually be here anymore,” says David Hurwitz, the director of the aquarium. So far this is little more than a woodshed. "It has even been torn down before." A group of animal lovers from Vancouver and Ucluelet Canada had gotten together. They had put a wooden hut on the town's promenade. There they collected animals from the bays of the Pacific Rim in pools of water. The holiday guests liked this. They liked to visit the aquarium. However, the construction was initially a thorn in the side of the authorities. The shed was built without a permit.

The bottom line of the story was that the building was about to be demolished. The direction of the city fathers was clear. The shed has to go. However, when visitors came to Ucluelet the following year, they missed the aquarium. The questions in the visitor center of the place piled up. It was then that those responsible in the local administration noticed that this aquarium could be a magnet for visitors. So they turned to the local fish lovers. They asked her to rebuild her aquarium. So it is that it still stands on the harbor promenade of Ucluelet Canada today.


Starfish in the aquarium in Ucluelet Canada


This is how the tradition arose of exchanging aquarium fish every year

The tradition of releasing fish, starfish, jellyfish, mussels and other marine animals into the sea at the end of the season has remained. As soon as the tourist season begins, the helpers move to the bays around Ucluelet Canada. There they fish fish and other sea creatures with their nets. Visitors can admire these in the aquarium over the summer.

An experience at Grauwalfest in spring

This happens during the Grauwalfestes. This festival is celebrated at the end of March on the Pacific Rim. Then the giants of the seas move north past Vancouver Island to their foraging grounds off Alaska. The festival attracts tourists Tofino and Ucluelet Canada. What could be better than showing them how to understand conservation in the Pacific Rim? Net fishing for the aquarium is one of the events during the festival. This is all about whales, the coast and life on the Pacific Rim.

What is essential in your suitcase?

  • rain jacket - Which is the best, you can read here
  • Do you want to hike in BC? walking boots  are essential.
  • A pair of  backpack serves well on a trip to the Pacific Rim. Hiking trails and beaches invite you to go for walks and hikes.
  • Check our hiking checklistwhether you have packed all the hiking equipment you need for your tour.

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Source: Research in Ucluelet Canada. However, our opinions remain our own.

Text Ucluelet: © Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Fish for the aquarium from Ucluelet Canada

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika