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Vancouver Aquarium

845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
604-659-3400
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As featured in Vancouver for young kids
Ranked #20 of 185 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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow!! Its a really great spot here in vancouver! Its fun for the whole family. So many thing to see lots of shows daily and also a great 4D movie. Its was an amazing time and everyone should go!!!

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Tralee, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Treasures of BC was our favourite part. The jellyfish were enthralling. Overall though it was disappointing. There was no hands on pool. Vancouver is right on the Pacific. Other coastal aquariums we have visited are vastly superior: Perth, Australia, Cape Town, South Africa and the Loro Parc in Tenerife. It cost $103 Canadian for a family of four, so... More

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Laval, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very well maintained. The personnel is everywhere and very nice. Everything is well kepted. You can see the love for the animals and fish. A bit expensive; 34$can/pers, considering it is not the size of the Chicago aquarium. The quality of the bassins is superb. The work of saving animals is astounding. On top of things, it's in the Stanley... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Good sized aquarium, with different levels for different types of fish and amphibians, the amphibian area was good, large tanks for most of the fish and its good to get up close, what I likes most was the Beluga whale demonstration and talk and the Dolphins display which was awesome! The only downside was the amount of people there and... More

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Stateline, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I love aquariums and I was sadly a little disappointed about this one. It had so many fantastic reviews but I just wasn't as impressed as I could have been. I loved the various exhibits and how they had the aquarium set up. I was and still am disappointed by the fact they had animals performing tricks, I'm all about... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

At first, I was put off by the price of admission, however there are a very large complex with many, many creatures both from the water, and on land. Also, they use a lot of the funds for the rescue and rehabilitation of sea life. If I was a local and had a small child, I would easily buy a... More

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Florence, Italy
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

When I first visited the Vancouver Aquarium in 1989, it was a very different place than now. The whole place has changed and is constantly improving, embedding education into interesting and engaging materials, accessible to all ages. The Aquarium introduces visitors to many of the local-water inhabitants, as well as those of further afield. It is obvious that the research... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great facility. Staff was incredibly knowledgeable - you can tell they care about what they're doing. Lots of great information about the biosphere and conservation efforts.

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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I absolutely adore Otters so coming here is always fun. I spend most of my time watching the Otters but will also stop by the Amazon and see if I can spot the Sloths. Most visits I don't see them but sometimes there are 2 of them within eyesight. I support this aquarium in full. I do not support Whales... More

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Borthwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing variety of species including penguins, otters, dolphins, whales, sea lions and many much. Lots of shows with very enthusiastic staff. Very busy but then there is lots to see. Would be magnificent without the holiday crowd.

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