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Ucluelet Aquarium

Whiskey Dock, Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
250-726-2782
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Ucluelet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff, interactive demonstrations and fascinating diversity all within our new... more » Owner description: Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff, interactive demonstrations and fascinating diversity all within our new facility! Features a giant tide pool, kids play area, many touch tanks and video microscopes. Best part is that all the animals are release back into the wild at the end of the season after a short time on display. Admission: Adult $12.50, Child $6.25, Student/Senior $9.00. Under 4 is free. Annual passes pay for themselves in two visits! Staying for a week? Opts for a Annual Family Pass $50.00 or Annual Adult Pass $25.00 « less
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Saskatchewan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Very interesting. Has many species of local marine life. Touch tanks are available and staff on hand to answer any questions. I wish our grand kids could have been along. They would have loved to be here. I particularly like that it is a catch and release facility meaning that the marine life is released to the ocean at the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Ucluelet aquarium is a nice small place you should go during the raining days. It's very environment friendly and everything is "borrow" from the local ocean. It's very kids friendly and there are a lot of interaction in the aquarium. Stuffs are friendly and helpful, too. It's not big but worth a visit when you are in town.

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Nanaimo
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This aquarium was built just a few years ago and is a wonderful addition to Main street and Whiskey Dock. The aquarium houses marine life from the waters of Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds. There are several touch tanks with volunteers and staff on site to assist you and provide interesting facts with much enthusiasm. There is a lovely seating area... More

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windsor ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is educational hands on and very interesting. It's a great place and I highly recommend it especially for kids. It's a catch and release facility and there are tanks where you can touch some of the sea life.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

When we were first in Ucluelet we took in the old aquarium - the excitement of the staff was insane...in a good way!! We knew they were raising funds for a new building and 5 years later upon our return to this lovely little community - there it was, complete in all its glory!! Lovely new "digs" in a great... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Although I found the aquarium fascinating, I think it would be even more interesting for children. The handling tanks are great

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Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A catch, view and release aquarium. Fantastic personal attention from staff.A great education for all ages

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice little catch & release aquarium at the government dock. It is well-signed and nicely laid out. Not too expensive & good place for kids on a rainy day.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Small and compact but don't let that worry you. Staff all excellent. If you are in Ucluelet if you have kids a must do. Well done.

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Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

this is a great aquarium where you can actually go into and put your hands in the tank and touch the creatures inside

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