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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 #21 of 184 attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Camborne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A very diverse aquarium with lots of information boards around to teach adults and kids alike. I have to admit I was concerned about the size of a couple of the tanks. There was an electric eel in one small tank, it must have been at least half the length of the tank. The shark tank seemed small and cramped... More

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glasgow
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I visited the aquarium for the first time this summer. according to information the place has been updated and added. I was able to spend as much time as I liked at the various tanks which all looked excellent to me. The variety of marine life was great with lots of information about the fish/animals. I was a bit disappointed... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I will not wade into the controversy about marine mammals in captivity. Simply put, if you enjoy aquariums, this one has much to offer. The large outdoor pools and habitats showcase beluga whales, dolphins, otters, and penguins, but I found that I was more intrigued by the interior displays of frogs, the stunning and mesmerising moon jellyfish, and the flora... More

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was my second time there, after 8 years. It looks like they did nothing to keep up the aquarium in 8 years, it looks shabby, they seems to have lost some of the beluga wales and dolphins and not replaced them. They have some small sharks in tanks with corners (sharks need to be in curved tanks to avoid... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I really like the aquarium, especially seeing the dolphins, whales, otters and jellyfish. It's also inside Stanley Park, which makes for a beautiful walk before or after. My main problem is the price, which I think is a bit steep for what they have. If you love aquariums or there's something you specifically want to see, go for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Sea Otters, Penguins, Beluga Whales and even a frog section were all very well done. We have been to a couple other aquariums. Chattanooga was well done and Shedd Aquarium wasn't. For some reason I didn't expect much from this one. I was wrong. We as a family enjoyed it. It was worth the entry fee.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Located in the midst of Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is among the most impressive we have visited. Though it is a bit pricey, it is definitely worth it. We made this the first stop on our day long bike tour or Stanley Park. The displays are engaging, the many shows are most enjoyable, and the staff is ever helpful.... More

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Waterloo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the aquarium immensely. The tanks are full of sea species you'll never see otherwise, The rainforest is fun to walk through as well. Lots to see and photograph here. The outdoor 'shows' of dolphins and whales are honestly a little sad when you know the animals have to perform to be fed. But overall we enjoyed looking at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were on the step on and step off bus tour - and got off at what we were told was the stop for the aquarium - but the complete lack of any signage, meant we spent some time on a very hot afternoon , walking in the wrong direction. We also thought it was quite expensive compared to the... More

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Arkansas
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26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I usually do not get too excited about aquariums because everywhere has one. But surprisingly enough I enjoyed this one. The 4D film was a blast and the rest of the aquarium different enough to provide value. Like any aquarium or zoo, I always provide the same advice - go early and be the 1st ones there !!! It is... More

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