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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 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Makati Philippines
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Went to see the sea otters and beluga whales, Both were cute and special (not sure if unique) to the area. Everything else was similar to all other aquariums (see one and you've seen them all)

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Leesburg, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed an afternoon at the aquarium on our recent visit to Vancouver. Nice displays and layout but I did feel it was a bit overpriced in comparison to the many aquariums we have visited. Enjoyed two outdoor shows. Staff friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking although there is a fee associated with it. Its a good choice if you... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We visited Vancouver in April 2014. We made sure to stop by the aquarium, as our 1 1/2 year old loves our local aquarium back at home. This aquarium did not disappoint. Our son had such a good time wandering the aquarium and watching the Beluga Whales and dolphins that he had never seen before. The rain forest section of... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beluga Whales, Penguins with attitude,Otters, Porpoises and a wide variety of fish , undersea life and frogs all in Stanley Park too. Superb

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The look on my 2 year old's face as a playful penguin comes face to face with him on the other side of the glass. The penguin copies my son's moves. We film it and take pictures in disbelief. The young penguin puts on a show for our son. He squeals with joy. We took around 100 pictures of our... More

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London
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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The aquarium has recently reopened after extensive works and is fantastic. Sets the standard for aquariums globally.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Have been here three times now and love it every time. The otters are so cute and really can put on a show. I was able to video many of the fish exhibits with excellent results. The real highlite for me was the beluga whale exhibit and show. They are awesome creatures.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you have been to some of the really good ones, then skip this. It adds nothing but a nice section on the local sea life in rather small displays. It does give some good history of the local area, but you can get that on line.

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Far too many screaming kids and babies, so what could have been a pleasurable experience was spoilt by whinning children and their pushy parents. We saw a sign that said from 6.30-10.00 pm on some nights it was adults only, an excellent idea! We loved the sea otters though and the belugo were interesting. If you love jelly fish this... More

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Leeton, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a great day. It was cold - but it didn't dampen any of our enthusiasm. This place is so we run. The animals and sea life all seem happy - which makes me happy. Will go back their for sure!

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