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Tam S wrote a review 13 Jan
Lots of fun the family had a great time good food and learned a lot about the whales and other creatures.
Date of experience: April 2020
Iceblueshoes wrote a review Sep 2020
Toronto, Canada47 contributions26 helpful votes
This wasn't on my original trip agenda, but when I heard they were closing in a week and not sure when they'd open up again to the public, I knew I had to go. Now because of the pandemic, the crowds were a LOT smaller which made it easier to see the displays up close, especially watching the seals being fed (who sound like drunk old men burping demanding food), but enjoyable. I would say this was the highlight. The other displays were good as well and crowds moved on fairly well. Now my criticisms. #1- The price: $40 for a single adult ticket is steep. I get that it's a non-profit and they do amazing research, but wow. Taking a family puts one in the poor house. I suppose if you look at it from a "once in a lifetime" point of view, it's not so bad and justifiable. #2 - the kids- yes, I understand that this is geared towards families and kids mainly (from an educational point of view) but because it's enclosed, the shrieks of the kids when they get so excited is ear splitting. I get shivers thinking about what a mad house it would be at full capacity. Hopefully the aquarium does open again in the future but they really should look into adding an adults only evening session similarly to how Ripleys in Toronto does. With so many young people in Vancouver, it's almost certainly an untapped market that a lot of people would probably love to have access to as a "date night" option. I'm sure once a month would probably do wonders in increasing attendance numbers, even if some of the displays and animals like the seals were asleep and not available. Not everyone can take a day off work or has the patience to put up with screaming kids. Anyways, I'm glad I went at least once!…
Date of experience: September 2020
Minh Phuc Khanh P wrote a review Sep 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam27 contributions1 helpful vote
An amazing experience seeing a lot of marine animals. They have so many different types of jellyfish there, which we probably didn't know exist. The sea otters were exceptionally cute and friendly. It was a well spent half day activity.
Date of experience: October 2019
neil zboyovsky wrote a review Sep 2020
Prince George, Canada15 contributions1 helpful vote
Very good, excellent time of 1.5 hours to see the aquarium. People should really support this and they should try to have some more live animals like the old time it used to be but your money is well worth it and the Vancouver aquarium gift shop is excellent as well and during this time of COVID-19 they have everything well planned and everything is well Done by them such as social distancing and signage…
Date of experience: August 2020
Jordan G wrote a review Aug 2020
I purchased tickets through my air miles rewards and the staff at the Vancouver Aquarium were prompt in responding to my emails regarding the time of arrival and ensuring the tickets were valid. Very nice set up and easy to get around regardless of COVID-19 restrictions.
Date of experience: August 2020