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“The best aquarium ever!!!”
Review of Ucluelet Aquarium

Ucluelet Aquarium
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Ucluelet
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Our visit to this aquarium made our trip to Vancouver Island. We were there a few days before their grand opening. The passionate staff was brimming from ear to ear having fundraised most of the funds to open this facility from its humble beginnings years ago. They took the time to not only educate our child, but inspire him to learn about the sensitive waters around us. We were most inspired by the fact that it is a catch and release facility. After careful vet inspection at the end of season, the creatures are all returned to the sea. Apparently this has turned into a large town celebration with attendance close to 1000 people. How heartwarming! Well done Ucluelet aquarium!! And warm wishes for the future. May that passion for the ocean remain in your eyes forever.

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

The newly re-opened (brand new bigger and better buidling) Ukee Aquarium is stunning. Its filled with creatures from local waters (for the season only - the community then returns them to the ocean at the end of each season) and its literally filled with water from the sea below - barely filtered its the sea temperature and is full of the micro organisms that provide food for the aquarium critters - such a simple but brilliant idea.
The welcome is so warm and enthusiastic, and so knowledgeable, you WILL be inspired.
And the sea life here is so incredible beautiful and varied you can spend hours and hours here.
We are so lucky yo have got here when the aquarium was open (we were at the free First Day "soft" opening) - its is my favourite Aquarium ever.

Thank JandJ35
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Staff is fantastic - displays are great - building is better than could be expected

Thank Lynda S
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

It is true, the smallest aquarium, where you can really touch some animals! Very nice young carers, who are there to explain plenty of interesting things about the marine environment

Thank Donatella B
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Love the energy behind this little treasure, cant wait for it to open!

Thank W N
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