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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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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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$72.19*
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Only two words - Chester and Rialto!!!!!! How could you possibly miss these little guys!!!!! Great for adults and kids - a good way to spend a rainy Vancouver Day!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only two words - Chester and Rialto!!!!!! How could you possibly miss these little guys!!!!! Great for adults and kids - a good way to spend a rainy Vancouver Day!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed several hours exploring this beautiful aquarium. It's nestled in Stanley Park. It was a rainy day, but 3/4 of it is inside so it really was ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The aquarium is lots of fun and very educational so great for kids. The best part is their animals are rescues that couldn't be rehabilitated for whatever reason. They don't breed in captivity or just go out collecting animals for the exhibits. They use the sad stories of the rescued creatures to teach people how to be more respectful and... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had decided to get some exercise and went to Stanley Park. When we got there we decided to go to the aquarium first. Well, we spent almost 5 hours at the aquarium. And we didn't stop to read all the interesting facts about all the fish, spiders, frogs, bats, snakes, and other aquatic creatures. But, we did read some.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really interesting and varied aquarium within Stanley Park with superb and very knowledgeable dedicated staff. A good day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Set in Stanley Park this is a lovely facility. Creatures very well looked after. Staff and volunteers everywhere. Very interesting for adults and children alike. If you want to see the 4D theatre head over 15 mins before the start or you may not get in. I did a beluga encounter / experience. Was amazing. Works out cheaper to get... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's 3am in Vancouver and I can't sleep. I can't sleep because I am disgusted with myself. Yesterday my wife and I were looking for a way to spend an afternoon in the city and decided to check out the aquarium. We visited their website and were really impressed by their seemingly endless conservation and rescue work of sea creatures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium is huge and amazing. I got the membership, so I was able to come back for the year. They have so many species and the infrastructure is very good. The price is high, I know, but I recommend it. My toddler loves it too. They have an indoor playground, which it is great, specially in the rainy days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited many times to the aquarium. One of the best things is being able to sleeping over in front of the beluga tank..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends biked Stanley Park so I got a two-fer of the horse-led trolley and Aquarium. Saves you a few dollars. Very modern building. A good variety of different sea animals inside and out. The colors were amazing. My favorites are the jellyfish, starfish, seahorse and sea lions. The sea lions are definitely hams. When they saw I was taking... More 

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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.