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Aquarium du Quebec

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Address: 1675 des Hotels Ave | (Highway 73, exit 132), Quebec City, Quebec G1W 4S3, Canada
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+1 418-659-5264
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Come and experience Parc Aquarium du Quebec! Travel into the ecosystems of...

Come and experience Parc Aquarium du Quebec! Travel into the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and Canadian waters and discover northern plant and animal life. This 16-hectare site is the only one of its kind in Quebec. As you make this amazing journey all the way to the North Pole, you'll have the chance to observe 10,000 fresh- and salt-water fish specimens, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, as well as marine mammals, such as Atlantic and Pacific walruses, seals and polar bears. Happy discoveries!

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Baby Walruses

Fun to see the baby walruses with Mom and Dad. Jellyfish display beautiful. Interesting "touching" stations.

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Eleanore R
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Fun to see the baby walruses with Mom and Dad. Jellyfish display beautiful. Interesting "touching" stations.

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Lakeshore, Canada
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Despite being quite a distance form Old Quebec City ( 20 min. cab ride) the Aquarium du Quebec was worth the travel. Best to go during the week as it can get quite full of little ones. Best exhibit was the Polar Bears - stick around after the brief show and watch them under water just inches away from your... More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It is definitely over priced compared to its quality. Especially in winter, it was limited access especially with strollers.

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Thank Jenny C
New Brunswick
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

My first visit to an aquarium, this was so much fun. The aquarium has outdoor and indoor viewing, along with a cool tunnel, touch tanks, as an adult I really enjoyed it.

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montreal
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Nice outing, we went last year january, definitely a must see, would recommend. Recommended for all ages

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Yes, even in February! The polar bears, walruses, and other arctic creatures were right at home outdoors in the cold. The indoor aquarium features many types of sea creatures and a touch tank. We ate lunch here too, it was surprisingly good, and not pricey. Fun for all!

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

You must go here. Its a good aquarium. If you have kids they will love it. My favorite thing to do there is touch the stingrays and the small sharks.

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Thank Terence J
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was a great way to spend a few hours upon arrival. The kids loved touching the Rays, going down the slide outside (should have brought our snowpants for that), and standing watching the walrus swim by. Try to catch the shows- worth it and brief enough to keep the attention of little ones.

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Thank 644familyof5
Nice, France
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

While a large portion of the aquarium is outdoors, even in winter it was fun to see the animals, especially because many are colder climate animals that thrive in the snow. The jellyfish exhibit was beautiful and very well presented. When you get too cold outside there are two indoor buildings that have a lot to see.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The trip to the Aquarium was very entertaining. We went with our 2 sons, ages 2 & 4 and they had a blast. We saw bio-luminescent jellyfish, touched sting rays, sea urchins and starfish. Watched seals, walruses, polar bears and polar foxes, among many others. We spent over 3 hours and enjoyed every minute of it!

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