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Vancouver Aquarium

845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
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As featured in Vancouver for young kids
Ranked #19 of 181 attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Aquariums, Educational Sites
Activities: Leisure education, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from belugas to sharks.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A wonderful Aquarium. Only 1 quibble & 1 recommendation: Quibble. They could do a better job labelling some exhibits Recommendation. We arrived at noon on a Sunday & it was packed. We should have aimed to arrive at opening as we would have had a lot more space & been leaving just as the crowds arrived.

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100 reviews 100 reviews
10 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I generally have low expectations from aquaria in big cities, however, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Vancouver Aquarium. The displays are creatively sectioned and very informative. I always find it interesting when they try to link the underwater world with the what people see above water. Rocks aren't always what they seem to be! Even though it was... More

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Shanghai, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Best collection of jelly fish anywhere. Just beautiful! Kids had a great time here on a rainy day. On a special note: thanks for returning my iPhone! I've lost many phones in many places around the world and getting it back is always positively correlated with the quality of the place and people there! Thanks Vancouver Aquarium!

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great exhibits, super clean. The outdoor beluga whale show is great. The entire experience is driven by an engaged staff. The 4D imax experience was tons of fun, a real treat. And overall the animals all look healthy, active, and the tanks and exhibits are set-up very well. Among the better Aquariums in North America.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium was heaving with toddlers when we visited, but we still enjoyed watching the belugas being fed, and the displays about the BC marine life were particularly interesting

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I found it a little small, but the price was great, the staff was friendly, we got to eat there and bought some goodies, we also got to see some of the shows and they had 3d movies playing, and some things for kids to touch and feel, it is ok for children and parents to spend some time togheter.... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

trying to find the aquarium was not easy as there are so few directional signs in Stanley park the park was nice but nothing was open and there few places to sit shyealtered from the rain and wind

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Took the family on a rainy day and end up going back the next day (your ticket allows re-entry for free). The shows were educational but the best of the aquarium is all inside with great tanks across different area of the world and a great IMAX Cinema experience alongside. Great for kids 5-12 years old in particular

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British Columbia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have enjoyed the park for many years, walking around it and also driving around the parks shore. The Aquarium is definitely worth your money and is interesting for every age. You can also learn a lot of sea life with plants and animals. See the whales, seals, otters and then enjoy pop corn or a drink, food out side.... More

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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Aquarium has very varied species and worth a visit kids will be fascinated It's been sometime since I last visited it so there may be some newer ones so it's a Must on the list

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