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Aquarium du Quebec

Address: 1675 des Hotels Ave | (Highway 73, exit 132), Quebec City, Quebec G1W 4S3, Canada
Phone Number: 418-659-5264
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Ranked #29 of 115 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 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!
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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My kids loved this aquarium. We have been to several others and this was probably one of the simpler, lower tech ones but it was much more fun. Good selection of fish even if the aquarium is on the smaller side. Nice outdoor playground, nice view of the St. Lawrence and the bridge - all fun for children. It's cold... More

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Quebec City, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Wow! There is so much to see! From the beautiful dance of the gellyfish to the funny walrus, you will have a great time! You can take all the time you want to look at all the exibitions and you can even touch some fishes! Outside, the view of the bridges is also nice. Would recommend to all nature lovers.

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141 reviews 141 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Aquarium is organizing Halloween-themed nights in October and we stopped there last Friday to visit. There was A TON of people in line to purchase their tickets, so make sure to buy them online or prepare to wait at leat 1.5-2 hours. Once inside, we were walking butt-to-butt with the other people as there was so much people walking... More

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Ottawa, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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

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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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184 reviews 184 reviews
122 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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