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Review of Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium
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$29.96*
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$77.44*
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Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Lookout Observation Deck and Vancouver...
Ranked #8 of 356 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: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Well set up, animals are well looked after and the focus is very much on conservation. There is a lot to do and see but food is basic (hot dogs and chips) and it is very busy. You need to get seats half an hour before whale or dolphin show and don't risk moving! We loved the otters.

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Reviewed August 26, 2014

Many people mentioned Vancouver aquarium is a great place to visit with family to us. Also they told us about usually it will be crazy busy on weekend and difficult to find a parking spot.

Unfortunately, it was a rainy day. We got there at 9:30 am (opening time) and we could find a parking spot smoothly. Also we didn't need to stand in line for buying tickets.

Inside of the building was amazing! There are many things to see and learn. It was still light rain outside so we went to kids’ play area (indoor) and could see a dolphin show from there. I am sure the outside is the best place to see it. However, indoor was still good enough for us. We enjoyed a 4D theatre. Also we went to their gift shop which was not crazy place. We spent about 3 hours looking at whole aquarium.

I would like to recommend people who want to spend great time with family and friends.

1  Thank Kima00
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

Not a totally positive experience. Yes the location is nice, amidst a beautiful Park, but the Aquarium itself not so vaste, you cannot compare it with the major ones: Sidney, to make an example.
When we visited it was full of people especially children and the athmosphere was noisy and caotic

Thank Marcello R
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

Varied experiences for all ages. Well worth the time to explore. Displays were easy to access. Area was well laid out for our being able to locate various activities and to know when they were available, show times were displayed in various locations. Easy to find each other as we explored individually and then met to continue our visit together.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is great for kids - lots of colour, and lots to see and learn. Try and plan around what may be quieter times, late in the day, or weekdays. It gets super busy on weekends.

Thank AnitaM89
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