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Aquarium du Quebec

1675 des Hotels Ave | (Highway 73, exit 132), Quebec City, Quebec G1W 4S3, Canada
418-659-5264
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Ranked #30 of 138 attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Come and experience Parc Aquarium du Quebec! Travel into the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and Canadian waters and discover northern plant and... more » Owner description: Come and experience Parc Aquarium du Quebec! Travel into the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and Canadian waters and discover northern plant and animal life. This 16-hectare site is the only one of its kind in Quebec. As you make this amazing journey all the way to the North Pole, you'll have the chance to observe 10,000 fresh- and salt-water fish specimens, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, as well as marine mammals, such as Atlantic and Pacific walruses, seals and polar bears. Happy discoveries! « less
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Waterloo, Canada
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407 reviews 407 reviews
7 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

What a great place to take the kids. The Aquarium grounds are small, but are well designed with winding paths, which make it very easy to walk around. Even when it's busy, it's easy to get around and see everything. All the animals were active when we visited, and there was lots going on. The touch-tanks (manta-rays) here are better... More

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Gatineau, QC
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179 reviews 179 reviews
70 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The aquarium is easily located right by the bridges. Pleasantly surprised at the amount of animals and fishes that we were able to observe. The shows with the sea lion were really good. Entry price is reasonable considering you can easily spend 3 hours or more in this attraction. A must-see when in Quebec City.

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Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

On the recommendation of our hotel’s concierge desk, I spent a full Friday enjoying this aquarium with my eight-year old niece. We arrived in the spacious and free parking lot just after the venue opened, at 10 AM, and left literally as it was closing at 4 PM, so we certainly got full value from the under $30 entrance fee... More

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Quebec City
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Ok so they don't have any penguins, but they do have a lot more. This is different to other aquariums I've been to, (it has most things you'd expect - fish etc) it has space, lots of it. Young children can get pretty bored walking around inside large buildings - not the case here. Go see the seal show (mostly... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've been to Quebec City many many times, but this was the first time I decided to go to the Aquarium (having kids will do that!) I should have gone before (even without the kids!) This is a great aquarium. I've never seen polar bears and walrus so close up. The shows were good (warning, their 95% in French), but... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

This aquarium is great for children. The exhibits and staff are well orientated to the needs and abilities of visiting children. This is one of the most family friendly attractions I've seen outside of the US. The animals are enjoyable, we viewed the seal performance twice because my daughter loved it so much. However you must not miss the playgrounds,... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I went to the aquarium this weekend, it was not a good experience.The pools for the outdoor exhibits were not clean and had algae in them. The space provided for the animals seemed inadequate. The inside tanks were poorly lit and had a brown algae growing inside them so you had trouble seeing the fish. I have been to many... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Although the jelly fish exhibit is spectacular I can't say anything else positive. Sad polar bears pacing....

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Pune
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14 reviews 14 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I went to Quebec on a business trip and had a day spare. It had snowed quite a bit so there weren't many options for us. My colleague was particularly excited about visiting the aquarium and I just joined him along. Turns out I got more excited than him once we entered! The jellyfish tanks are incredibly beautiful, the Walrus,... More

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Halifax, NS, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours at the aquarium with our 2 young children (7 & 5 Yrs Old). If they were a bit older, we could likely have spent another hour, as there was a seal show coming up later. The polar bears were a real highlight. One of them only walked alongside the water the whole... More

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