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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 #31 of 129 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Let me begin by saying that it is very expensive to get into the aquarium. It cost my wife and $42. I'm very torn on what to say about the place. The place was very interesting and gave you a good introduction worth of information about every creature they have there. There are a lot of interactive options as well.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited the aquarium upon recommendation of hotel staff. This was basically last on our agenda. Easily accessible area and ample parking space. Ticket staff were friendly and even suggested we take advantage of group rates and the AAA discount. We were not expecting to see much due to the cold weather, but were still entertained by the walruses and seals.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not recommended for kids in the winter, Kids complained about all the walking outdoors to get from place to place especially in freezing weather. Not satisfied with value for money $60 for 2 adults and 1 child. Walrus, seals, and polar bears were amazing, ocean colorful fish were adorable. Good location just off the highway.

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Fort Myers
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a run down "attraction" with not much to see. Shows were outdoors in the cold, and in French only. The tanks inside were a bit dirty and dingy looking and there was not a very impressive diversity of marine life. The plaques told the name of the fish, but not many fun facts. Although this is a small... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

You should visit it ,especially if you have kids. We really liked the wide range of animals and a lot of jelly fish expositions!

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Toronto
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4 attraction reviews
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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