Archive for March, 2011

Raincity upgrades Amazon Gallery at Vancouver Aquarium

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Among the upgrades for 2011, a new Amazon buttress tree will house the new exotic insects exhibit soon to open at the Vancouver Aquarium. The team at Raincity has been working through the winter to upgrade existing favorites such as the Otter Tanks, but the upcoming opening of the Tropical gallery will showcase the majority of the new rockwork. The Anaconda Exhibit, perhaps the most technical tank to operate, mimics the muddy banks of the Amazon River, complete with mangrove vines. Access to the tank is accomplished through a concrete staircase cleverly disguised in the roots and tree trunks. Handlers can even use the vines… Tarzan!

Mark forms the buttress

See the new Anaconda tank and other exhibits in the Amazon Gallery at:

Raincity provides backdrop for Mother Mother concert

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The opening of the Tofino Residence, a modern modular home built by prefabricator Preform Construction, was highlighted by a private concert by Vancouver’s favorite band Mother Mother – see for the Georgia Straight’s Best in Vancouver article.¬†Frontman Ryan Guldemont and the band spent most of the evening after the show around the pool and Raincity’s natural black-rock spa. The three-tiered, multi-faceted grotto spa was a hit with band and guests alike and the locale of much of the evening’s hi-jinx; ¬†not unlike the infinity-edge pool with underwater viewing window from the games room below.