The stamp is composed of a photographic image, taken by Canadian photographer Grant Faint. The design brings together three of the Aquarium's important features: education, which has been a priority of the aquarium since it first opened in 1956, the more than 30 million people who've visited the aquarium in the past 50 years, and beluga whales.
"Beluga whales were a deliberate choice for this stamp because the Vancouver Aquarium is an acknowledged expert in these mammals and their mascot is Bee Bop Beluga," says Alain Leduc, Manager of Stamp Design and Production at Canada Post.
"The whales seem to capture the imagination of children. Looking at this stamp brings out the kid in us all."
Newsletter about the announcement.
Newsletter about the release.
VFNH booklet of 10 self-adhesive stamps.