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Address: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Phone Number: 604-659-3400
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Description: This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from...
This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from belugas to sharks.
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Sea otters and Beluga whales were my high light. And jellyfish. Amazing to watch their hypnotic dance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Sea otters and Beluga whales were my high light. And jellyfish. Amazing to watch their hypnotic dance.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you're like me, when I travel, if I'm going to see the zoo or aquarium, I have to check them out everywhere I go. Being from Hawaii, I'm a bit more ocean-minded, so aquarium first! Although, there is a membership if you live in the area, the price for admission is on the borderline high. This being said, the... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I had my twelve year old grandson to entertain for a day and he suggested the Aquarium as he wanted to see the penguins. This delighted me as I had not been there for a number of years.. We arrived too early and were told all the activities start at 10.00am. On returning we found line ups but bought our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped in whilst riding around Stanley park and it was a nice surprise. The exhibits were informative and well presented, the 4D movie was one of the best we've seen and the outdoor animals - dolphins and otters just to name a few were very cute and you could be quite close to them. Great couple of hours out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We liked the exhibits but couldn't ignore the fact that the belugas and dolphins which are used to swimming free in the ocean are kept in small tanks. There is a huge educational element to the aquarium but my family and I are not going back to a place that makes animals do tricks for food. Sorry.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

When it comes to government-sanctioned, privately and publicly-funded ABUSEMENT PARKS, nobody does it quite as good...er, bad...as the Vancouver Aquarium! VA would have you believe that it has nothing to do with its 'big, bad American cousins' at SeaWorld when, in fact, they're very closely linked. VA would also have the world believe that its Orca display ended, 14 years... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

See Beluga whales, Sea lions, dolphins and Otters, Sharks, penguins, jellyfish and much more. VANAQUA is a world class facility that has been recently renovated. The animals and sea life are treated and displayed in lovely ways. I used to take my son there several times a week. There is also a 4D show which is lots of fun for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I recently went to the aquarium and I thought it was amazing I was there for at least 2.5 hrs and it was not enough time I could have been there for at least another 2 hours they have a 4d movie that I really recommend it is amazing. The beluga show and the Dolphins show were amazing. I didn't... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been a native Vancouverite over 20 years. Even before I moved here I had visited Vancouver Aquarium a few times as a kid. Just as fascinating today as it was the very first time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

very educative, wonderfully done with a great respect in the recreation of the naturels habitats; easy to visit even with a wheelchair. The Monster exhibition is very anatomical. this seemed to me the only monstrous thing.

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