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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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$24.87*
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Vancouver Aquarium Admission
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$72.33*
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No whales ,but still good

When i was a child Stanley park had polar bears,tons of monkey's and awesome whales .Now none of the above and way more crowds of slow moving people holding cell phones taking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When i was a child Stanley park had polar bears,tons of monkey's and awesome whales .Now none of the above and way more crowds of slow moving people holding cell phones taking video.But there is an great 4d show and Rays you can touch,plus the Tanks are getting bigger every year.So is the trade off good???yes if you want a... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are aquarium and zoo junkies and while the Aquarium didn't quite come up to the level of the National Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, it was one of our holiday highlights. Thoroughly enjoyed the staff presentations about the seals and dolphins in the outdoor pools and indoors we loved every dazzling display of countless fish. Lovely walk from... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most aquariums (and we've been to a lot) have well organized shows and demonstrations. Our experience was that each employee really tried to engage us in a very personal way. They told personal stories about their interactions with the animals which they all seemed to have real history with... not just a script. My son didn't want to leave and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My sister and I went there while being in Vancouver and I can tell you , it was fantastic!!! We saw the dolphins training and the stories attached to their rescue. We were able to touch stingrays and of course learn a lot about the marine environnements surrounding BC! It is a great learning experience and it is nice to... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The modern aquarium is in Stanley Park close to downtown and it has beautiful jellyfish, turtles, macaws, otters and penguins just to name a few of the exhibits. It is very clean and professionally exhibited.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the aquarium on a weekday and it was busy but not too crowded. There are many displays and shows. Definitely the most popular is the "meet a penguin" show where a penguin is taken out of its tank and they let him walk freely in front of the audience. The displays are interesting and well explained. There is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 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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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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