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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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“dolphin show”(261 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Me and my friend experience the Vancouver Aquarium and we thoroughly enjoyed. Live shows gave so much energy to the whole experience. Highly recommend ...

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NoelKhan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a partly rainy day but we did the outside section during the dry spells. We saw the seal and Walrus training sessions which were great, lots of info about the animals, research and being green delivered in a fun way. If it’s busy,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AmieB28
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing aquarium with a lot of species! You can’t miss it! If you love aquatic animals go and enjoy!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nitziag2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stanley Park, in its own right, is a great attraction but the Aquarium in Stanley Park is well worth a specific visit. With interior sections dedicated to various parts of the world, including many local sites in and around Vancouver Island, as well as external...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very clean and easily accessible. The water in the exhibit tanks was crystal clear making viewing the exhibits very enjoyable. The sea otters were large and very active. Very thoughtful presentation of the huge impact of plastic on the oceans. The penguins were, well..very penguishlike,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 728nathanm
Reviewed 4 days ago

They have it all, from tropical climates to polar marine animals, both inside and outside exhibitions, time table of events, a wonderful 3d show and restaurants to boot. Take your time. At least two to three hours.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mvine42
Reviewed 4 days ago

This aquarium is located in the beautiful Stanley Park, and really is in a class of its own. The animals were well cared for with large enclosures (though I'll be glad to see the dolphin moved). I particularly enjoyed the sea lions show, they were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kbearne
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our time - allow a couple of hours, maybe a little more with kids. Great local displays as well as stuff from other parts of the world. Fun yet informative shows up on top.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rick H
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 5 days ago 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
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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.