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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 #20 of 184 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Situated on Stanley Island the aquarium is easy to find if you are walking - follow the waterfront to Stanley and follow the signs to the aquarium. What a delight. The displays are fantastic and show of the fish in their habitats . The shape, size and colour - the diversity and beauty of the fish stuns you. The outdoor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I loved this aquarium- had a lot of fun watching the otters and beluga whales. They have demo sessions with the trainers every hour or so with different species - the beluga whales love a splash so the lower rows do get wet! It is all reasonably close together so I imagine it is good for people with small children... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the aquariums vast species and aquatic animals. The illuminated jellyfish were a highlight. Don't go expecting sea world, but it was very informative. The paid parking was a little offsetting.

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El Paso, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic place; my favorite spots were the giant round screen in the main room; the jellyfish displays and the beluga whales are so cute. Will definitely return for a visit next time we are in Vancouver.

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited the aquarium for a day on the weekend that just so happened to be raining. Luckily we got there as soon as it opened as it got very busy by the time that we left. I really liked the variety of animals that the aquarium has, the sea otters being my favourite. I also liked... More

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Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Its a beautiful aquarium set out in the middle of Stanley Park just minutes from downtown Vancouver. Parking is relatively easy and we got there by about 11am thinking it would be a huge walk to see the entire place. It is well laid out and you meander thru all the exhibits and see the shows which focus highly on... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium is not only a place to visit, it is a scientific facility and well worth your support. I have been going there with my children, grandchildren and visitors for over 30 years, and never, ever, once been disappointed. It enthralls the children and is totally interesting for adults. Their new section is great and makes the flow of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My disclaimer is that I love aquariums and have visited many around the globe! Hence, this is a very nice aquarium, but there are several others that I feel are nicer. Some unique aspects of this aquarium are the outside portions of the aquarium. Several exhibits have "topside" views as well as "underwater" views. They do have an impressive beluga... More

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My favourite bit - I have been several times - every time I have visited Vancouver with my children (who were v late teens/early twenties) and solo. Really lovely to mooch around especially when travelling solo - strangely didn't spend nearly as much in the shop as when with my kids - who were really impressed with the whole place... More

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Lethbridge, Ab
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just visited the Aquarium and loved it. We spend about 3 hours there and had a great time. There were lots of really amazing creatures to see and I had no idea that two adults could have so much fun there, we even went to see the sponge bob 4D movie, it was fun. You have... More

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