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Vancouver Aquarium

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Address: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
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+1 604-659-3400
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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
Fee: Yes
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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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$24.99*
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Vancouver Aquarium Admission
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$72.65*
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A great way to spend the day in Vancouver

Great spot to visit; check out the show schedules so that you can plan your day at the aquarium.plus it gives you the opportunity to see the attractions that interest you the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great spot to visit; check out the show schedules so that you can plan your day at the aquarium.plus it gives you the opportunity to see the attractions that interest you the most. Parking can be a bit challenging on a busy day but then you are in the heart of Stanley Park as well. Inside has a variety of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent some time here on a rainy February day when we had no other plans. As a couple in their last twenties we spent just over 3 hours wandering around all the various exhibits and learning more about our watery friends. A definite must do if you have kids!!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we were heading to Vancouver island and my travelling companion wanted to see the aquarium. We drove around for 1/2 hour trying to find a place to park not a good start..After wandering around for a bit found the ray area but it is only open at set times ' the out door area had a penquin tank with the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit with family! Seemed a bit tired all round and needs an upgrade. Not as many fish as I thought they had. Was very disappointed the Beluga Whales. Had passed away. Only a few larger species on display, one dolphin, one false whale, a few otters and seals and a sting ray enclosure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Look at the show schedule before arriving and time your trip so you can make the rounds. They have the dolphin, otter and all other feeds timed such that you can be educated for 2 hours solid. Great way to be engaged throughout the entire trip.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fun day for all ages - there is definitely something here than will fascinate the whole family. We appreciated the way that the sea life & plants were divided into regions - inside & outside of Canada - & then even the Canadian features were displayed in geographical areas. The jellyfish in particular were mesmerizing! There's also a variety... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not massive, but has a lot to see if you're into aquatic life. $36 CAD for an adult. Has informative talks throughout the day and a touch pool. Include a stroll around Stanley Park while you're there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a sea otter encounter and although it was expensive, we really enjoyed feeding the otters. The acquarium has round the clock shows of the different sea creatures. Ensure to book ahead to avoid cues.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Vancouver Aquarium is in Stanley Park. The aquarium is pretty big in size and took us about 2 1/2 hours to get around to all the exhibits. Indoors they have all your regular fish and critters. Outside they have the playful Otters which you can just watch all day. They are very active and worth the admission cost alone. Then... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here during a visit to Vancouver at the end(ish) of last year and loved it. I spent a couple few hours walking around and checking out all of the different areas and demonstrations that were on offer. Some of the tanks with jellyfish in them were amazingly beautiful with the different lights they'd used. The beluga and dolphin... 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.
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