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Vancouver Aquarium

845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
604-659-3400
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Ranked #19 of 188 Attractions in Vancouver
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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 older children, Activities for young children
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Very extensive. have great 4D shows. Lots of different kinds of fish. They even have a Beluga whale. Have hourly shows where one can see the whales being trained.

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Chengdu, China
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38 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great day trip with family or a nice date spot too. Maybe not a place you go a lot but if you like sea creatures it's a nice stop and something a bit different to do. There are usually some small whales, and otters around too so that's always cute as long as you don't dwell on... More

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Placitas, NM
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

and we visit aquariums ever chance we get. The areas specializing on the local waters and geography were real treats, as were the penguin and tropical habitats. The sea otters, kelp forest, and dolphin "show" was up-close and impressively informative. A must visit!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A very expensive trip for families, to see the same old aquarium. Nothing new, even the new area is not new exhibits, it's a restaurant and board room. Sure go, but don't go often it's not worth your money. Save your money for something else

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Gilbert, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent place to view Pacific Wildlife up close. Part of the aquarium is in Stanley Park, part enclosed. Great way to spend a rainy afternoon for kids and adults alike!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of the better aquarium's I have visited. I think mostly because I know was a rescue and release facility.

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Missoula, Montana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to this aquarium. It covers a lot of ground for a smallish space. A large diversity of ecosystems are represented, from Canadian coastal to rainforest, saline to freshwater. We saw three of the 'shows' two of which (dolphins and belugas) were well presented by very knowledgable and entertaining people. The third (penguins) was mildly disappointing as... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's just like any other aquarium in the world, but for small kids it's a good day out, the gift Shop was good value I thought. Bulgar whales were highlight

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Abbotsford, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved the aquarium! Well maintained, lots of staff to help you learn and keep informed of the things you were looking at! The shows were super entertaining! I'm in LOVE with dolphins and loved the show! The only things I hated was the long line up to get in, ridiculous cost of parking which was almost impossible to find... More

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Sunshine Coast
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The new and improved aquarium is beautiful, with wonderful exhibit spaces, more informative, and user friendly. There should be a world-class restaurant there but perhaps one is still coming. Don't think they have finished their project yet.

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