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“Eeek - someone please free willy!”
Review of Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium
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$31.25*
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Skip the Line: Vancouver Aquarium Admission
Ranked #32 of 367 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sea otters, steller sea lions and 50,000 other aquatic creatures await your arrival at Canada’s largest aquarium. Long-established as a global leader in marine research, education and conservation, the Vancouver Aquarium offers visitors an unforgettable experience through face-to-face engagement with a wide array of amazing animals. You can also immerse yourself in the 4D Experience Theatre, which combines the high-definition excitement of a 3D film with thrilling sensory effects! Find out for yourself why the Vancouver Aquarium is one of the world’s favourite aquariums..
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed September 30, 2013

So some parts were great. The inside with the Jellyfish was great. But it was incredibly crowded, possibly due to the expansion that is underway. But outside was sad. The belugas and penguins were in very dated enclosures, so I can only hope the expansion is increasing their space. The gift shops (there are 3) closed well before closing time, so if you wanted to purchase a gift, you had to fight the crowds in the shop at the exit. It was also hard getting a taxi to get away.

Thank Poppitt9
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I loved the aquarium. They had a jelly fish exhibit that was awesome. We normally wouldn't have enjoyed this type of thing as much. The place is very well spaced out and lots of things to see. Great for kids and people of all ages. The information was very educational and informative. It is very busy inside and you will want to take a few hours to go through the entire thing.

Thank Misty K
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a day at the aquarium as part of our honeymoon. I enjoyed it thoroughly. My favourites were the awesome belugas! My husband found it to be a little too crowded with kids. We got their for opening and stayed until about 1pm. We saw lots of shows which were really enjoyable. We didn't eat anything as it was really expensive.

Thank Catherine2311
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

A great way to spend a few hours! Lots of different areas to explore and regular shows to see! Worth the admission fee alone for the 4D cinema!!

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

I went on a rainy Sunday and so did all of the children in Vancouver! The displays were nice and informative. I'm sure it will be more impressive once the expansion is completed. If you hope to go and have a relaxing visit, forget it - the high number of loud children will make that nearly impossible.

Thank Christine G
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