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“It has changed over time, and still great”
Review of Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium
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$27.70*
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Vancouver Aquarium Admission
Ranked #8 of 352 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from belugas to sharks.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Florence, Italy
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“It has changed over time, and still great”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

When I first visited the Vancouver Aquarium in 1989, it was a very different place than now. The whole place has changed and is constantly improving, embedding education into interesting and engaging materials, accessible to all ages. The Aquarium introduces visitors to many of the local-water inhabitants, as well as those of further afield.
It is obvious that the research into animal husbandry and conservation is stitched into daily practices, and they still make it fun! The information is easily accessible, the facilities vastly improved and the general services make this busy pleasure to visit.
TIP: Take the #19 local bus (Stanley Park) and enjoy a walk down to the Aquarium. Or walk around the water from downtown, past Coal Harbour.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Fantastic aquarium”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

What a great facility. Staff was incredibly knowledgeable - you can tell they care about what they're doing. Lots of great information about the biosphere and conservation efforts.

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Sloths & Otters!!!”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

I absolutely adore Otters so coming here is always fun. I spend most of my time watching the Otters but will also stop by the Amazon and see if I can spot the Sloths. Most visits I don't see them but sometimes there are 2 of them within eyesight.

I support this aquarium in full. I do not support Whales in captivity but this is definitely not SeaWorld and has very different goals.

Visited August 2014
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Borthwick, United Kingdom
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“Best Aquarium”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

Amazing variety of species including penguins, otters, dolphins, whales, sea lions and many much. Lots of shows with very enthusiastic staff. Very busy but then there is lots to see. Would be magnificent without the holiday crowd.

Visited August 2014
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Fun for all the family. Visited the aquarium with grandparents, young adults and children of varying ages. We all had a fantastic time. The dolphin and whale shows were great fun and informative. There are some quite dark areas, my father has poor night vision so found these bits a little tricky to navigate. He still enjoyed our time here. Overall a great attraction is an excellent location.

Visited August 2014
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