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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Amazing Aquatic Life to View

I was amazed at how many exhibits there were to view and how beautiful they all were. We didn't want to miss anything and I think we covered it all. We saw one of the 3D... read more

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Winnipeg, Canada
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I was amazed at how many exhibits there were to view and how beautiful they all were. We didn't want to miss anything and I think we covered it all. We saw one of the 3D movies, all the indoor aquariums (upstairs and downstairs), the outside exhibits and the porpoise show. It was nice to see some of the underwater... More 

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Lucky Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Vancouver Aquarium on a Sunday in September. We arrived shortly after it opened and did not find it too busy at all. It took us approximately 3 hours to tour the Aquarium with about a 15 minute stop for lunch at the cafe and 15 minutes wandering the gift shop. We enjoyed all of the training sessions... More 

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hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great time. Lots of information boards. Lots of things to see. Staff were very helpful and always ready to answer any questions. Well worth a visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the jellies and cold water anemones. Beautiful representation of local fauna. All staff and volunteers super friendly during IAC's welcome reception event

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only two words - Chester and Rialto!!!!!! How could you possibly miss these little guys!!!!! Great for adults and kids - a good way to spend a rainy Vancouver Day!!!!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed several hours exploring this beautiful aquarium. It's nestled in Stanley Park. It was a rainy day, but 3/4 of it is inside so it really was ok.

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Thank 272joannel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium is lots of fun and very educational so great for kids. The best part is their animals are rescues that couldn't be rehabilitated for whatever reason. They don't breed in captivity or just go out collecting animals for the exhibits. They use the sad stories of the rescued creatures to teach people how to be more respectful and... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had decided to get some exercise and went to Stanley Park. When we got there we decided to go to the aquarium first. Well, we spent almost 5 hours at the aquarium. And we didn't stop to read all the interesting facts about all the fish, spiders, frogs, bats, snakes, and other aquatic creatures. But, we did read some.... More 

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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really interesting and varied aquarium within Stanley Park with superb and very knowledgeable dedicated staff. A good day out.

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Tyne & Wear
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Set in Stanley Park this is a lovely facility. Creatures very well looked after. Staff and volunteers everywhere. Very interesting for adults and children alike. If you want to see the 4D theatre head over 15 mins before the start or you may not get in. I did a beluga encounter / experience. Was amazing. Works out cheaper to get... 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.