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2006 Vancouver Aquarium 50th Anniversary Stamp Booklet

Vancouver Aquarium 50th Anniversary Stamp The Vancouver Public Aquarium Association was formed in 1950 and worked toward the building of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center, which opened to the public on June 15, 1956.

Vancouver Aquarium 50th Anniversary Stamp

Since then, the Aquarium has grown to become the largest in Canada and one of the 5 largest in North America.

One of Vancouver's leading tourist attractions, it also has a large local membership base and attracted over 875,000 visitors last year. It is a non-profit, self-supporting association dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation spread over 90,00 square feet of area containing 9.5 million liters (2.5 million US gallons) in 166 aquatic displays.

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."

Aquarium website.
Newsletter about the announcement.
Newsletter about the release.

VFNH booklet of 10 self-adhesive stamps.

$9.99 CDN


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