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Campbell River

Discovery Passage Aquarium

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Closed Now: 1:00 AM - 1:15 AM
Open today: 1:00 AM - 1:15 AM
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Super fun!

This little aquarium might not look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you! It was... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2019
via mobile
Incredibly engaging!

At first glance this little aquarium doesn't look like it's worth stopping but do yourself a favour... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2019
Stoney Creek, Canada
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# CLOSED FOR THE SEASON # The Discovery Passage Aquarium offers fun and unique hands-on educational experiences for people of all ages. Come to see, touch and feel our incredible local marine species and habitats and discover the diverse marine life...more
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621B Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B9, Canada
+1 250-914-5500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking forward to seeing all the creatures that spend their lives in the acquarium temporarily for the year and then are released, but we went in September and it was closed for the season. Sept is when lots of people travel to see...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

This little aquarium might not look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you! It was a great experience and we're so glad that we decided to check it out. The staff were very friendly and informative and all the sea critters...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

At first glance this little aquarium doesn't look like it's worth stopping but do yourself a favour and give it a chance. Yes it's small and rather primitive but the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and the number of "touch tanks" make it really interactive and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

My friends and I drove to Campbell River from Comox specifically to visit this aquarium. I was surprised at how small it was, but was quickly so engaged that I was surprised to find at the end I had been there an hour. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sengokujidai
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

This is a hands on aquarium and the staff are both knowledgeable and helpful. They promote our oceans and educate everyone who comes in. It is wonderful for the children (and adults) to be able to pick up some of the sea stars and sea...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Elaine S
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed this little aquarium! Its reasonably priced and my young children loved seeing the octopus and different marine life from the area. A big bonus that the let everything go at the end of the season!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We came here on the last day it was open before they released their animals for the end of the season. The staff were all young high school and university students. They were super friendly and very knowledgeagle. It kept the attention of the littles...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tish L
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My daughter loved the touch tank. Definitely a must visit for young families in Campbell River. The staff was very friendly and helpful in answering questions about all the marine animals and exhibits. It is a small aquarium so can be done quickly with small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bernieb526
Reviewed August 13, 2018

There is so much to be learned here! Make sure to ask the interpreters lots of questions, or for fun facts. Lots to see!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Taylor M
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The discovery aquarium is little, like an old single car garage, but wow, was it ever fun. The fish and sea creatures are all local, and I was surprised to learn that they are wild caught and released back at the end of the season....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 12, 2018|
Response from DPAquarium | Property representative |
Family Seasons Passes are $50.00 each!
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