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Vancouver Aquarium

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845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
+1 604-659-3400
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Sea otters, steller sea lions and 50,000 other aquatic creatures await your arrival at Canada’s largest aquarium. Long-established as a global leader in marine research, education and conservation, the Vancouver Aquarium offers visitors an unforgettable experience through face-to-face engagement with a wide array of amazing animals. You can also immerse yourself in the 4D Experience Theatre, which combines the high-definition excitement of a 3D film with thrilling sensory effects! Find out for yourself why the Vancouver Aquarium is one of the world’s favourite aquariums..
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beluga whales” (685 reviews)
“dolphin show” (237 reviews)
“sea life” (233 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Stanley Park
+1 604-659-3400
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The private encounters with the animals are awesome! The crew is super knowledgeable and friendly. Totally worth the money and appt time needed. The aquarium itself is pretty great- clean and full of life. The jellyfish are my favorite and have several tanks. They have...More

Thank minishelly79
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hasn't been a nice place to visit for years. Overpriced. And the animals keep dying. I wouldn't visit again, but I do have a lot of fond memories as a child coming here on school trips. It's within Stanley Park, so that's nice.

Thank Alisiya G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying on the English Bay for our anniversary and decided to spend the afternoon at the Vancouver Aquarium. We walked through Stanley Park to the location. We were greeted by Scuba Claus and lots of festive trees and decorations. This...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bicycle ride in Vancouver ended up with a visit to the Aquarium when I passed it in Stanley Park. A very enlightening and enjoyable experience.

Thank Johan-Ulrich K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours at this aquarium. Initially, I thought it was small and was going to be quite dull. I was pleasantly surprised but the scale of the complex and the ability to see above and beyond the pools. The otters, dolphins and fake...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was great aquarium. It has a nice variety and I really like that their main purpose is mostly to rehabilitate and release. We did the otter encounter. It was a lot fun, it started with a nice information session and ended with us feeding...More

Thank JustMakingSense
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pricey but a great way to spend a day. Give yourself lots of time, so many interesting tanks to look at. Make sure you see the show in the theatre and touch the Rays in their pool in the basement. Head outside and checkout...More

Thank BarbieLaur
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are scuba divers so we seek out aquariums and are also sensitive about displays and information. The Scuba Santa was a fun interaction while we were there. We appreciate all the emphasis to educate the public about our oceans and reefs. I like the...More

Thank bethelandi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to the aquarium as a little girl and upon returning with a child of my own the magic still remains. The aquarium takes real good care of the animals and upkeep. It's a perfect place to go for all ages!

Thank AmberK853
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to visit on a very rainy day when you can’t sight see in the park. We still enjoyed the presentations in the outdoor areas under umbrellas as these ran at the scheduled times and were not too long. The presentations by staff are...More

Thank Dianne C
Stanley Park
Stanley Park is Vancouver's premier spot to get up
close and personal with nature and animals. The grassy
expanse offers outdoor teahouses and stunning views,
beachfront hideaways and splash parks. It is a typical
getaway spot for friends and families, especially as
it is home to Vancouver's aquarium, and some of its
best equestrian outlets.
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8 August 2017|
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Response from piscesgirl001 | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours
29 April 2017|
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Response from ech0 |
Thanks for your replies. I think we'll drive to the Aquarium this time and save the sea bus/city bus adventure until he is older and I don't have so many things to carry.
Cuong N
3 February 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
Very small aquarium, and sadly the beluga whales which were the main attraction have passed away.