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Discovery Passage Aquarium

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621 N Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Good things come in small packages

It would of course be unfair to compare this to a major aquarium like Monterey Bay or Vancouver... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Port Townsend, Wa
via mobile
Really glad we went

Had a really great time there. I learned a lot about the local sea life, and had a lot of fun while... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
James E
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“touch tank” (5 reviews)
“sea creatures” (3 reviews)
“sea cucumbers” (4 reviews)
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621 N Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

It would of course be unfair to compare this to a major aquarium like Monterey Bay or Vancouver, but it is a very worthwhile place to visit. The marine life is all local and , at the end of the season, all released back to...More

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Had a really great time there. I learned a lot about the local sea life, and had a lot of fun while doing it. The staff were very interesting and informative, and seemed really happy to be sharing their expertise. It's quite a small place,...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The staff really make this aquarium! There was one staff in particular, Julia, who was incredible and informative. Kids loved it, it doesn't look like much from the outside but it is packed full of sea life. Love the sustainable model of this little aquarium.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Spent about 40 min in this little gem next to Discovery Pier. Enjoyed the various exhibits and learned a lot about smaller sea-life. We were there on a weekday so the very knowledgeable staff person (Alexandra) had time to give us our own little tour....More

Thank earlgreylover
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a tiny, perfect little aquarium with interactive live exhibits. Fascinating look at what's down there under the waves.

1  Thank JoanieShark
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We took my son and grand daughter here and it was a success. The place is small but the staff are so friendly and great, especially a girl named Alex. She showed a great love for her job and for the children. The children were...More

2  Thank PandGP
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I took our 4 5 month old daughter to check out the aquarium. We had a great time. The staff are very knowledgeable and the touch tanks are awesome. They had different starfish and a sea cucumber I loved it and even...More

1  Thank babytoby87
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This little aquarium is a little sister to the one in ucluelet. Not as many ha do on displays but the guide there was very chatty and engaging. She had so much information to share about the sea life in the area. Would make sure...More

Thank EthelBO
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Planned ahead to visit the aquarium during a visit to Campbell River but we were taken aback at how small it was. Expensive to get in but it is non profit so we were okay with that. Very small inside but we enjoyed watching the...More

Thank saskgirl52
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved this little aquarium. Although tiny in size there was so much to see & experience (& touch) . We even got to see crabs tending to their eggs in their pouch (who knew!!)) Staff were SO informative, helpful & caring. They spoke...More

1  Thank Jo-Ann_Fred
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