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Ucluelet 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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Interactive aquarium

My husband and I visited the aquarium and found it quite interesting on how they don't keep what's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Medicine Hat, Canada
Great local Aquarium

We recently took a trip to Ucluelet. We have a 2 year old and be loved it. Not very big, only takes... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lipan, Texas
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The Ucluelet Aquarium is closed for the 2017 season. We will re-open March 1st, 2018. See you then!
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180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I visited the aquarium and found it quite interesting on how they don't keep what's on display for longer than three months and all the tanks are filtered with actual sea water. On display there are a few tough tanks and my...More

Thank lkbeck2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently took a trip to Ucluelet. We have a 2 year old and be loved it. Not very big, only takes about 30 minutes at the most to walk through. Really neat how they are all local and they bring them in and release....More

Thank Jsnider1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not expect Ucluelet to have such a noce Aquarium. It is smalled but well kept. My daughter loved it and she got to feed an octopus. it has a nice souvenir shop. 👍

Thank Saelmira
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place, lovely staff , really engaging . I'd spend all day there just watching the wild life. The important part is the ecological message for all generations and how the aquarium is connected to the harbour.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the cost for an adult ticket it was a bit disappointing. The inside was a bit dirty and the information cards didn’t really give an idea of what was in the tank. It was interesting to learn that it is a catch and release...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a cloudy afternoon and it’s a nice place to pass an hour. It’s a small catch and release facility but nicely done with friendly staff. Reasonably priced.

Thank Ronaldobiscottini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, but felt it was overpriced for what was offered. Would like to have seen more fish and shellfish.

Thank ladylee2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may not be the fanciest ecological stop, but it is quite the place. Many tanks filled with local flora and fauna. One huge tank with a school of large fish. One large touch pool and several smaller ones. Knowledgeable staff. AND... it is eco-friendly....More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small local aquarium with a great collection of local sea inhabitants. Well done and staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Great place to take kids before hitting the tidal pools.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To understand what is in the sea around Ucluelet, you need to visit the Ucluelet Aquarium. All of the species are found just outside the door and all were caught and put in their tanks for display earlier this year. At the end of the...More

1  Thank hummingbirder
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October 19, 2016|
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Response from checkit | Reviewed this property |
The Ucluelet Aquarium is closed seasonally for general maintenance and re-collection of our species. We close in December and re-open again in mid March.
September 17, 2016|
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Response from Chico_Spark | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed inside, unfortunately. Too easy for them to snag some fresh seafood from the open, low level aquariums.
April 9, 2016|
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Response from phrzzy | Reviewed this property |
From the website: Adult $14.00 (tax incl.) Child (4 - 17) $7.00 (tax incl.) Student/Senior $10.00 (tax incl.) Annual Family Pass $50.00 + tax Annual Adult Pass $25.00 + tax Annual Student/Senior Pass $20.00 + tax Annual... More