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Vancouver Aquarium

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Address: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Phone Number: 604-659-3400
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from...

This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from belugas to sharks.

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I went here with my wife's 14-year-old cousin. He loved it, and I can readily understand why. We visited the Rays exhibit, saw the sea otters, the seals, the belugas and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here with my wife's 14-year-old cousin. He loved it, and I can readily understand why. We visited the Rays exhibit, saw the sea otters, the seals, the belugas and the dolphins, and went to the area dealings with the Pacific Northwest. The aquarium is perfect for children, and it will also thrill adults. The entry fee is not... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium has a tropical fish area, an Arctic area and a Vancouver sea life area. There are sharks, jelly fish, penguins,seals, sea lions and whales and various other forms of marine life. There is a show where the whales perform. It is a good way to spend a couple of hours. It is quite nice but not as big... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a look when in Vancouver. A little pricey but no different to anywhere else.Kid will enjoy it. We didn't have kids but enjoyed the different species of fish and the shows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by the Vancouver Aquarium on our way through the city. The kids loved it! It is truly a first class establishment and we'd highly recomended it!

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vancouver aquarium is the best aquarium I have been too, there are a large range of animals not only aquatics, there are monkey's, ibis, parrots, loads of different jellyfish and it was nice surprise to see such a range. The staff in the main gift shop were also very helpful in helping me choose a new coat.

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Grasmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved Vancouver aquarium. It may not have been the cheapest place to visit but these kinds of attraction are expensive to run. The indoor exhibits of fish and jellyfish were excellent. Nice big tanks, lots of variety, spotless environment and enough space so everyone could see. I would advise going early when the aquarium opens as this affords the... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great value and fabulous attraction. Loved that this aquarium is leading in rehabilitation and release of marine animals. Educational and a lot of fun.

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Waterdown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium was amazing! I stood in front of the monkeys for seemingly hours. The dolphin show was really cool as well. I loved watching the otters. The whales were massive, and the sea lions loud and amusing. The one downfall was that the penguins looked really sad, but everyone else looked natural. We spent the whole day there. The... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our day here. Very busy so occasionally had to wait a little to get a peek through into some of the tanks but did not feel overly crowded. Loved seeing the dolphin and beluga shows though got absolutely drenched at the second (splash zone is more like soak zone). Agree with a few reviews on here that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Toronto opened an Aquarium last year and I was expecting something similar when our family visited the Vancouver Aquarium. To my surprise this was nothing like the Toronto version and was filled with great interactive exhibits, live demos, and plenty of time to talk with the staff about the animals. Give yourself a half-a-day to tour everything. There is food... More 

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Stanley Park
Stanley Park is Vancouver's premier spot to get up close and personal with nature and animals. The grassy expanse offers outdoor teahouses and stunning views, beachfront hideaways and splash parks. It is a typical getaway spot for friends and families, especially as it is home to Vancouver's aquarium, and some of its best equestrian outlets.