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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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Wonderful aqualrium

This is a great way to get a good view of the sea animals of the American and Canadian Northwest. I learned a lot about beluga whales, penguins, otters, seals, and sea lions. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great way to get a good view of the sea animals of the American and Canadian Northwest. I learned a lot about beluga whales, penguins, otters, seals, and sea lions. The aquarium is set up nicely and the purpose of rehabbing injured animals is admirable.

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Laois, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely aquarium and a lovely day out for families. As it is not huge in area, it would be a nice place to visit for older people also. There are plenty of seating areas as well as a coffee shop and gift shop. Of course the sea life attractions are well worth the visit. My favorites were... More 

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Brussel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On the expensive side but you get your moneys worth. Try to go early in the day as the afternoon can get very crowdy. Recommended on a cloudy day

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

It's always fun to see Stanly Park and visit the Aquarium. There is lots of various fish to see and the best is the entertainment shows through the day. This is a must when visiting Vancouver

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

I love everything at the aquarium, except the beluga whales. Lots of amazing aquariums with a comprehensive jungle area. The belugas seem depressed and their habitat seems inadequate. I appreciate the opportunity to learn about large marine animals, but I think this could be improved. Everything else is amazing!

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Arnold
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great attraction come rain or shine. Primarily it is an ecological conservation centre nursing injured aquatic mammals back to health. The galleries of all different species of fish are fascinating. You can here echo's of "oh look, it's Nemo" when you are near the clown fish. Being able to touch the Rays is a treat for anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down the best aquarium my family and I have been to. There is so much to see and do, a full day will not give you adequate time to take it all in. We took public transit to Stanley Park and it was a few minutes walk along a path with good signage to the aquarium. Tip: buy your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Saturday in July and arrived early when the aquarium opened. We were glad we did as it got very busy toward noon. We found parking easily and paid to park all day. It cost $135 for our family of 5 but was definitely worth it. It's a beautiful facility and an incredible experience. The sting ray... More 

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

This is the first aquarium my fiance and I have ever visited. We spent about 5 hours here. It was truly an amazing experience. The exhibits were interesting and beautiful. There is also a 4d 15 minute show that is covered by the general admission. It was neat and a lot of fun. The sting ray touch pool was by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plenty to see both in and out doors, so suitable for a rainy day. Wide range of wildlife. Some spots are less busy than others so you can escape the crowds. You can buy tickets at the automated machines rather than line up for the ticket counter.

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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.