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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 143 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 young children, Activities for older children
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The best thing about this aquarium is the walruses. I'd never seen them in a aquarium before and my family and I spent a lot of time watching them when we visited. The polar bear, seal, and arctic fox exhibits were also very cool. The aquarium is big enough to spend a day in but not overwhelming like others can... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visit aquariums every chance we can, and this one did not disappoint. The walruses were particularly interesting as were the variety of seals. There was just enough information to read, without it being too much or too discouraging. I thought it would be a particularly great aquarium for young children as there was a lot of hands on activities... More

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Montrea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was our first time in an aquarium. Plenty of fishes of all kinds and colours. But i liked the colourful jelly fish pond. The colour was coming from light ,but it made a very nice environment. We went during the winter and there was mild snow fall that day. So the outside animal was difficult to see. But we... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A small aquarium with lots of different activities. Two outdoor shows (seals and walruses). Many kinds of fish and other aquatic life...mostly Canadian species. Children are able to touch live star fish and rays. There is a small playground for children. Several eating areas on site. Affordable entertainment for the family.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

At a loose end for something to do? Think the kids would love to see animals? THINK. Is the ability to see a polar bear or walrus in the flesh so important it is worth chipping the thin veil of humanity you have? Do you want to teach your kids that animals are meant to be second class beings to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My Friend dragged me to this place which I really didn't enjoy at all. If you don't have any kids, I strongly recommend not to go because paying $20 for each adult is TOTALLY not WORTH. This place basically has two polar bears, few seals, some common fresh water fish and marine fish. That's all to see there. A trip... More

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New Brunswick
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We took our two grandchildren to the Quebec Aquarium and we all loved it. It is easy to find, has free parking and offers lots of fun things to see and do for kids and grown ups. The displays are well presented and packed with information. It is a great way to spend a day and, as a bonus, it... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our family (two adults, 3 children--7, 5, 2) enjoyed the aquarium a lot. The first thing I'll point out is that when my husband went to pay admission he told the woman 2 adults, 2 children (our 2 y.o. was free) and she charged him the per person amount, rather than the family admission, which would have been approx. $9... More

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Manon F, Director at Aquarium du Quebec, responded to this review

Dear Mrs, We acknowledge receipt of your comment about your visit at the Aquarium du Québec. Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion. Our apologies for the oversight. Actually, the rate for 2 adults with 2 children is the same as the family rate (52,50 $ plus taxes). If you have 3 children and more (3 to... More

Sydney, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This aquarium has a decent selection of river, lake and ocean fishes and wildlife in easy to view tanks. The signage could be a bit easier to match the fish in the tank with the signs to figure out which you're looking at. We only saw the harbour seals show but it was entertaining (missed the walrus exhibition although watching... More

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Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Me and my gf had fun at this place. We got to take alot of nice pictures and we also got to see alot of cool creatures from the sea. I wouldn't spend more than a few hours here. It's a good place to visit once but I wouldn't go back.

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