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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%
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“beluga whales” (688 reviews)
“dolphin show” (239 reviews)
“sea life” (239 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Stanley Park
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"beluga whales"
in 688 reviews
"dolphin show"
in 239 reviews
"sea life"
in 239 reviews
"sea world"
in 72 reviews
"marine animals"
in 58 reviews
"stanley park"
in 869 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 66 reviews
"all ages"
in 227 reviews
"rainy day"
in 204 reviews
"great for kids"
in 86 reviews
"gift shop"
in 133 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 96 reviews
"whole family"
in 63 reviews
"jellyfish"
in 666 reviews
"tanks"
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"displays"
in 468 reviews
"rescue"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of kids and parents all having a good time. Quite expensive but well worth a visit. Easy to get to and from by bus.

Thank Diana W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went there after a business trip and loved the dolphin show but my ultimate favorite were the otters I spent a goo 39min just watching them. I would for sure take kids to this place, is safe, very educational and have activities to just...More

Thank Silvia T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Vancouver Aquarium is both an amazing aquarium and an awesome research and animal rescue facility. My favorite part of the aquarium is their marine mammal rescue center located at the Port of Vancouver. They are dedicated to wildlife conservation and they rescue and release...More

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When we arrived, we were informed they were closing in 90minutes and they said since it typically takes 2 1/2 hours to see it all, they gave us a pass to come back the next day and we would have all the time we needed....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an amazing place! we came expecting to spend a few hours but ended up staying the whole day! This was a a unexpected highlight of our trip - highly recommended!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved the jelly fish area, that's it! I was not crazy about the general experience, especially with the animal outside. It's quite pricey I have been there two time, but not going back again, don't feel to support it coming back. it's good for...More

Thank pmorra
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

And a nice way to spend a few hours. Pretty cool all the displays of local fish , who knew there were so many varieties??? As well as tropical displays, penguin and loads of jellyfish.

Thank Grant L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my elder uncle and his wife visiting from Toronto on this visit. It is a nice place to catch up and spend time together while enjoying the exhibits and shows. So much to learn about our coast! The Otters are a personal favourite!...More

Thank magaliscious
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family loved the visit, we sepend almost 4 hours imersed on many informations and animals, all areas offer interesting learning and interactions, all instalation is nice and clean, full of information and guides and all the staff are clear and friendly.

Thank Flavio R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stingrays were the only thing about this place worth visiting. Its mostly just numerous aquariums in a big building. It seems to have gone down a knotch through the years. This is mostly due to not having whales ect. There is one dolphin alone...More

Thank Tan C
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jlock647
9 August 2017|
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Response from piscesgirl001 | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours
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ech0
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.
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Cuong N
4 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.
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