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Ucluelet Aquarium

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Address: Whiskey Dock, Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-726-2782
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff,...

Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff, interactive demonstrations and fascinating diversity all within our new facility! Features a giant tide pool, kids play area, many touch tanks and video microscopes. Best part is that all the animals are release back into the wild at the end of the season after a short time on display. Admission: Adult $14, Child $7, Student/Senior $10. Under 4 is free. Annual passes pay for themselves in two visits! Staying for a week? Opts for a Annual Family Pass $50.00 Or Annual Adult Pass $25.00

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I loved our visit to the aquarium a few years ago with my family. All the creatures there were found locally and are returned to the sea eventually. There were open topped... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved our visit to the aquarium a few years ago with my family. All the creatures there were found locally and are returned to the sea eventually. There were open topped aquariums that you could put your hands in and touch the little creatures. The staff were all very informed and had lots of stories. I could have stayed... More 

Thank Lou7of7
Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place isn't big. It isn't fancy, but you can tell there's love and care for education and most certainly for the wonders under the water. I love that they catch and release all their specimens. Not only does it make me happy that the critters I see and learn about will soon be going back home, it also adds... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great hands on interactive aquarium for kids and adults. Informative and great philosophy - only keeping the animals for one season at a time. Nice central location in Ucluelet. Busy on rainy days.

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Ucluelet, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This is a must see while you are in ucluelet. It is a hands on aquarium and the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable we loved our visit and will return

Thank tripping192016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We walked to the aquarium from parking down town. The volunteers there were very friendly and loved the fact that there were alot of touch aquariums. We learned alot about the creatures that we were able to see when we kayaked.

Thank Keith P
Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A smaller aquarium when compared to larger ones I have been at. This is a unique aquarium. The aquarium has many smaller tanks that all have local sea life in the tanks. While a no hands in tank is in place, for good reason, you have very close viewing. Lots of explanations about all the fish, sea stars, urchins, etc.... More 

Thank carderds
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

One of a kind Aquarium. Staff are so knowledgable and always walking around to talk. Went with my family and sisters- all in our 20s, and we loved it. They rotate the things you can touch while you are there, so basically you can touch everything (in that area). It's amazing to see what lives in the local ocean!

Thank Katie O
Everett, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were told it's going to close on November 27, 2016. They release most of sea creature back to the ocean. I thought 14 dollars were a little pricey for admission.

Thank Mei Y
Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A must see when on the Pacific Rim. A small museum filled with so many sea creatures and even more educational info all about the local flora & fauna. We spent a couple of hours at least. Well displayed aquariums that will without a doubt teach you something you did not know & challenge a few you thought you knew.... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is one of the smallest aquariums we have been to but they have a great collection of local creatures all of which are released every November. Great for a rainy day!

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