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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
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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Worth the steep price tag but go early

Arrived at around 10am and the line only took about 5 minutes (heard about the ticket machines at the front but they only took credit cards). Bit of a bummer you had to pay for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arrived at around 10am and the line only took about 5 minutes (heard about the ticket machines at the front but they only took credit cards). Bit of a bummer you had to pay for the parking too given tickets are already nearly $40. We were pleasantly surprised at how big the place was and the amount of attractions. The... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked here after riding bikes around the park that we rented from Spokes. This is a very high quality Aquarium that would recommend. It's a bit pricey to get in especially since we were unable to get discount coupons at our hotel.

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Thank Sean W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent an entire afternoon here and still didn't get round everything! Amazing to see beluga whales and dolphins up close in a very well thought out and informative aquarium. Brilliant enthusiastic staff too!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The aquarium was ok. I thought it would be larger considering the admission cost. Wow! 36 Canadian per person was a little steep to me.

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Medan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I learned a lot from visiting this aquarium. We get to touch manta ray which I don't think you can get the experience from other aquariums. See many interesting aquatic animals and learned a lot. Kids really enjoy this trip.

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

We been there 3 months ago, it's amazing! We saw the cute sea otters, lots of fish, penguins, and we touch the rays. It's wonderful! I really love this space! 我们是三个月以前去的水族馆,这简直是一个充满惊喜的地方!我见到了心心念念的小海獭!!!它们真的会手拉手!!!我还摸了鳐鱼(是这么写吧)。总之这真的是一个值得去的地方!就为了小海獭,值了~

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 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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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.