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Vancouver Aquarium

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Stanley Park
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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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A Worthwhile Visit

It was a fascinating experience visiting the aquarium.Here visitors can see many varieties of fish in tanks designed as close as to their natural habitat.Plan for at least a half... read more

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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198 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a fascinating experience visiting the aquarium.Here visitors can see many varieties of fish in tanks designed as close as to their natural habitat.Plan for at least a half day visit to fully enjoy all the exhibits as well as the shows.Great opportunity to take photographs of your favourite fish..

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Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the aquarium. The staff are very friendly and there is lots to see and enjoy. It could get crowded at times, Lots of kids, but still enjoyable.

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Spokane, Washington
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium is an awesome place to spend a day. The presentation / displays are excellent and all animals / fish seemed to have room to move and flourish. The outside displays were exceptional and we actually got to see a raccoon that just happened by one of the displays (not part of the show). The tanks were clean and... More 

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Thank Michael P
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very nice and well equipped facility. Must visit place for every water life lover. Animals live in almost natural habitats.

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Thank palog693
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful location with a good selection of sea animals, all of which are very well taken care of. You will enjoy either alone or with family and friends. And you will want to come back . don't forget to visit the beluga!

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Consejo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The animals are kept in way too small spaces. The whales were sick and eventually died as did all the other whales in there care. The chlorine is so strong that many seals were blinded by the water. Stay away from the water!

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family vacation in Vancouver and aquarium has been recommend, but here are couple things that weren't as great as expected. First of all, crowd control would have been nice since too many people made it impossible with small kids. Second, there aren't enough rest area for kids to wine down and explore ocean related things. Maybe some shell blocks, fish... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Your never to old to learn something new. Fun for all ages young and old. Lots to see and experience. Lots of fun for the kids

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Thank Chelsee S
France
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very complete aquarium featuring exotic as well as local marine life. There are many animations and explanations, inside aquariums and outside pools. Plenty of staff to ask questions. Unfortunately the two belugas have passed away, but you can easily spend half a day inside. If you can choose a day with less visitors, do so. We visited a Monday... More 

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Neuss, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a nice place to visit it with your hole family. Also on rainy days. You get a lot of information especially about the different coast near Vancouver. It's not really cheap, but my family was happy after visiting.

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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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