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Vancouver Aquarium

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Address: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-659-3400
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from...

This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from belugas to sharks.

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US$23.68*
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Vancouver Aquarium Admission
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US$71.07*
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We were fortunate to go early to this aquarium and miss some of the crowds. We enjoyed both the outdoor and indoor portions. The kids loved the touch tanks and feeding of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were fortunate to go early to this aquarium and miss some of the crowds. We enjoyed both the outdoor and indoor portions. The kids loved the touch tanks and feeding of the animals. We liked the 4D movie. The jellyfish are beautiful. This is one of the nicer aquariums we have been too. A little expensive, but then again... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited first thing on a Saturday morning. There are 4 main area, with a good portion being outdoors. It was very busy and lots of families. It's a great day for little ones, they had a story area there. There is a stingray tank for petting and that was very cool. The kids were delighted to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

3 generations of the Vancouver Aquarium and it is always great. I have now taken children and grandchildren, and all enjoy the experience. It really is a "must go" if you visit Vancouver.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 including 2 teenagers enjoyed several hours here. The jellyfish are beautiful, the sea otters so adorable. Nice facilities and helpful staff. Easy to get to on bus 19, short walk through Stanley Park.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Try to go during a quiet time, or it can be a zoo. Friendly staff, great 4D experience. A bit pricey.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely the best Aquarium I've been to, filled with creatures I've never seen before. The staff are friendly and always on hand to help and give information. Some of the animals were amazing, such as the Beluga Whale and the Octopus - which apparently even some of the staff hadn't seen out of its hiding place before, and we got... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful aquarium, great assortment of fish and exhibits. Located in Stanley Park which is a must see on it's own. We enjoyed the aquarium and would go back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to quite a few aquariums before and this is definitely a nice one. We had a great time watching the otter feeding and learning about otters. We missed the Beluga whale because she was sick but one of their specialists was there to tell us all about whales. It was wonderful :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Best aquarium you will ever visit, Worth every penny, everything you would ever want to see at an aquarium under one roof.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been in 25 years. Much improved, modern, fun for the whole family. We didn't see the rays but we did catch the dolphin show which was informative and enjoyable.

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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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