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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 #31 of 141 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a visit on our way to Quebec City for a weekend stay. A few highlights: walruses are huge and very impressive, seals look like big playful swimming dogs of the seas, and the jelly fish exhibitions are really something else! Petting the Rays is also something to not miss, and the giant octopus is impressive! I'd... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Sure there are better aquariums, but for someone who has lived in Canada for 22 years, it is still the first time I saw polar bears, walruses, seals up close and arctic foxes, and I was thrilled! The place has a lovely setting by a river and is nicely landscaped. It is an old fashioned museum, quite low-tech and that... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Not the biggest attraction, but the space is well thought out, the shows are scheduled to allow you to see them all, there is a small park for the kids to run in and wonderful pick nick area with a great walking trail from which you can see the St-Laurent river. We have been twice in 4 years and have... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This place is great but when I visited the aquarium there wasn't much attractions going on... it was a rainy day so all the exterior activities ( the best) were closed..

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Both kid and adult friendly this Aquarium is awesome! It may not be the largest place but it offers a lot to do such as: Interacting with animals (Petting starfish, stingrays, and sea cucumbers..), a variety of marine life to gawk at, and the opportunity to watch the polar bears, seals, and walrus' is quite entertaining! It is worth a... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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122 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This wasn’t a huge place, but we enjoyed it. The facility makes good use of space and has quite a few animals. The highlights were definitely the seal and walrus shows, which were well done, but were presented primarily in French with only a smattering of English. For the written exhibit captions, however, there was always both French and English,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Location was great just off the highways. There were less attractions than I was expecting, actually I bit disappointed in not seeing as many varieties of marine species. However, the tanks were highlighted well, and loved the glass tunnel underneath the tanks. The "petting" area was ok, but could have had a few more things like a sea cucumber etc.... More

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province of quebec
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

large variety of fishes,starfishes the kids would enjoy it with a water-park and the tree climbing you can easily spend the whole day see the polar bears and the seals and even a big squid.It's easy to find right beside the Quebec bridge

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Norfolk County, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Far more than just an aquarium, this park includes gardens and large animal exhibits (polar bear, arctic fox, walrus, etc.) as well as a large play area and restaurant. Parking is free. Numerous aquariums contain freshwater and seawater fish and animals. The largest one can be viewed from above and from a glass tunnel through it. The jellyfish exhibit (in... More

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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100 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

But if you are traveling with little ones, bring them over for the fishy shows, the seals and the touchy feelies. Know that the shows are entirely in french, but they try to accommodate for their English speaking friends. Show your AAA card for 10% off!

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