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Vancouver Aquarium

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Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Skip the Line: Vancouver Aquarium Admission
from US$30.34*
Skip the Line: Vancouver Aquarium Admission
from US$30.34*
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin show”(244 reviews)
“sea life”(247 reviews)
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...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Stanley Park
+1 604-659-3400
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Reviewed yesterday

It started with a nice outdoor walk within the aquarium, the seals and the sea lions are well taken care of. Then came a session with Helen. She is so full of life and her theatrics will thrill you. She is being trained and training...More

Thank deborah m
Reviewed yesterday

Decided to visit the aquarium while strolling through Stanley Park. It is impressive, with a lot of native British Columbian jellyfish and other creatures of the sea. Helen the dolphin is so sweet; she was rescued from a fishing net and had to have her...More

Thank deaghabegian
Reviewed yesterday

We booked in advance, so we could go in very fast when the aquarium opened. First we were a bit disappointed, because the aquarium seemd quite small. But the Tanks aver very nice and you can see a lot of different fish. Especially the jellyfish...More

Thank Babulu73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst cycling around Stanley Park we stopped at the Aquarium. It’s a bit pricey for the size of the place ,we have been to the one in Monterey and this is small in comparison. However the exhibits they have a good and interesting and small...More

Thank daveR8730KW
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is great but pricey. It was over a hundred for two adults and a teenager. Plus as you come in the photo souvenir is another 25 bucks. Also out in the area he brochures needs to be updated they demonstrate whales and they...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed this,especially being in the middle of beautiful Stanley Park. The jellyfish were exceptional. there were cool tropical sections and the array of tropicals, sea otters, sea lions, etc was great.

Thank c0achdena
Reviewed 2 days ago

superb exhibits, well-explained and a great emphasis on the dangers of plastics to our seas. Lots of water stations to top up your bottle, which was a nice touch, and they told you how many plastic bottles had been saved from landfill by your use....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful and best preserved aquarium in the world. It’s a work of art. It makes us feel grateful For everything we have in the oceans. And promotes to care for them.

Thank Karengdeb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had an afternoon layover in Vancouver, we decided to go into town and visit the aquarium. It was a Saturday, so it is only natural that the place was was quite crowded. Their non fish residents are mostly rescues, which are...More

Thank Priscilla T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a beautiful place there is just alot of people and it tends to get crowded around the displays. Plan to spend at least 3 hours here.

Thank JennM456
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Stanley Park
Stanley Park is Vancouver's premier spot to get up
close and personal with nature and animals. The grassy
expanse offers outdoor teahouses and stunning views,
beachfront hideaways and splash parks. It is a typical
getaway spot for friends and families, especially as
it is home to Vancouver's aquarium, and some of its
best equestrian outlets.
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8 August 2017|
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Response from piscesgirl001 | Reviewed this property |
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29 April 2017|
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Response from ech0 |
Thanks for your replies. I think we'll drive to the Aquarium this time and save the sea bus/city bus adventure until he is older and I don't have so many things to carry.
Cuong N
4 February 2017|
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Response from Maryann S | Reviewed this property |
One of the best and least expensive ways to see the aquarium and other sites is a bus excursion. The bus passes many sites and landmarks of Vancouver. You are your captain. You can select any or all of the sites along the... More