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Ucluelet Aquarium

Features Animals
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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Fun visit

I love the idea of a locally-focused catch and release aquarium. It's fun to see not only creatures... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2016
Nice attraction in Ucluelet

This cute, little aquarium was right on the waterfront in Ucluelet. Featuring many of the things... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2016
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Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff, interactive demonstrations and fascinating diversity all within our new facility! Features a giant tide pool, kids play area, many touch tanks and video microscopes. Best part is that all the animals are release back into the wild at the end of the season after a short time on display. Admission: Adult $14, Child $7, Student/Senior $10. Under 4 is free. Annual passes pay for themselves in two visits! Staying for a week? Opts for a Annual Family Pass $50.00 Or Annual Adult Pass $25.00
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782

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Reviewed April 2, 2016

I love the idea of a locally-focused catch and release aquarium. It's fun to see not only creatures you can recognize from tide pools at nearby beaches but also animals that live too far out to sea to normally be spotted at the beach. I...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2016

This cute, little aquarium was right on the waterfront in Ucluelet. Featuring many of the things you'd see if you went tide-pooling, there were also deeper sea creatures and more elusive specimens that we didn't see tide-pooling on our own. Admission seemed a bit much...More

Thank jess152
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I love the concept of this aquarium!! All of the aquatic life is taken right from the ocean outside their front doors. On the right side of the room they have tanks where you can touch and hold anything that's inside. You can hold starfish,...More

Thank jennoswald
Reviewed March 30, 2016

The Aquarium is a not for profit undertaking with local attractions and has the added bonus of allowing physical interactions for some of the sea creatures. It is great for kids and while a little pricey, it does go for a good cause.

Thank George J
Reviewed March 24, 2016

It was especially stormy outside when we visited the Aquarium, so it was nice to be indoors and still see nature. The touch tanks are fun, and cold. Some creatures are the same ones you might see in tide pools, and some are from deeper...More

Thank Jon J
Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is a wonderfully unique aquarium. Quite small, but well worth the visit if you're in the area. All life is drawn from the ocean in the spring and released in the fall. If you visit more than once during the season, you can watch...More

Thank phrzzy
Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is a really small aquarium but I think it is worth a visit if you've got no other plans. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable

Thank nkl25
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Touch pools were great! Lots of bright interpretive staff that want to share BC's diverse marine life with all visitors.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed February 13, 2016

Trip advisory says it is open right now. It is not open. They do a catch and release. Aquarium won't be open until middle of March some time. Make sure you call ahead. We we drove up from lake cowichan just to go see this.....More

Thank Missy D
Reviewed January 10, 2016

I spent an afternoon in the Aquarium and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff is hugely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and as a truly sustainable aquarium, a visit there is part of the west coast experience.

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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