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Vancouver Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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With over 50,000 amazing aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, what will you see today? Stop by and say hi to the adorable sea otters, or come see the mesmerizing jellyfish. Enjoy daily dolphin, sea lion, walrus and penguin experiences, as...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Stanley Park
+1 604-659-3400
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful indoor and outdoor exhibits. Cute 3D videos for kids and adults alike to learn and be entertained. Reasonable price for big fun. Would definitely go again.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cathyjean5
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is smaller than some aquariums but the outside piece is quite unique.. Otters, sea lions and a dolphin all do a show.. trainers are very skilled and the animals are all extremely well cared for.. definitely worth a visit.. so much to see !

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank williamjs0413
Reviewed yesterday

The aquarium is located in Stanley Park and is a short walk from the horse drawn wagon tour location. The displays are well maintained and they have displays of aquatic life around the local area. The Amazon tropics area had a butterfly display along with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank john_b_263
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were a little disappointed with what was on offer to see here however if you have some extra time to kill it’s worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Roxie75
Reviewed 4 days ago

On our last day in Vancouver and with rain forecast the Aquarium seemed like a good option - we weren't disappointed. Most of the tanks are inside and so we did stay dry, however there are a good number of exhibits and demonstrations outside so...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Wiltshire_Ian
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, changing public opinion and local and national laws have seen the removal of beluga and orca whales from the Vancouver Aquarium. There is still lots to see and do at the Aquarium. I took the kids and Mom to the aquarium and we all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Van-Allan78
Reviewed 4 days ago

The aquarium offers animal encounters. We were lucky to get a time slot to feed the sea otters. After an introductory talk with one of the aquarium staff which was very informative we were taken with a small group to an area normally used for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 4 days ago

It’s difficult to understand why we still have places like this where animals and other creatures are kept like prisoners. Nowadays with so many great tv programs, internet and books we surely should be able to satisfy our need of seeing and learning about other...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NeraH2014september
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being school holidays, and a beautiful sunny day to be out in the park, there were large crowds which slowed our viewing and we spent longer here than intended. So much to see...most worthy of a visit if you appreciate all forms of marine life.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AdelaideChez
Reviewed 6 days ago

I would never go if I had no children, I only liked it because I could see my 1 year old son enjoying to see the fishes, that's all, but the aquarium itself was not special and full full of children (we were on a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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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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September 26, 2018|
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Response from 456Linda | Reviewed this property |
I think in the busy summer months could look into this - during the rest of the year, you are probably OK
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Response from U4630QNandyc | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking but you might have to seek out a spot and walk back.