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Vancouver Aquarium

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845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
+1 604-659-3400
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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..
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beluga whales” (680 reviews)
“dolphin show” (232 reviews)
“sea life” (226 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Stanley Park
+1 604-659-3400
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A Wednesday in August. A little rainy but not too bad. On a day like this we found the 2 faces of the aquarium. It seems there is no upper limit to people, so they just flooded the aquarium with people in a way that...More

Thank Terrence S
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Vancouver Aquarium and spent approximately 41/2 hours there and could easily have spent longer. Good layout although a bit cramped at times. Kids had a great time. Definitely worth the time spent.

Thank Tine8270
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I would love to give this aquarium 5 stars, but I can't. I recently went here for the first time and enjoyed it. I liked watching all the different animals and they hands on part. They have a really large selection of all marine mammals....More

Thank charles g
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Aquarium is excellent. There are so many interesting exhibits. My only complaint was that is was so busy we could not see everything we wanted to and the crowds were overwhelming.

Thank Janelle B
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the 4D movie. Great little place for a family visit. Well laid out and easy to get around. Would definitely do it again.

Reviewed 3 August 2016

It is one of the best aquariums worldwide. I enjoyed the various types of fish and marine species from different locations in the world. It has also nice live shows and movies. Very nice place to spend one day with your family in the stanely...More

Thank Mohamed G
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A wide and accessible array of sea creatures. Don't miss the sting rays or the dolphin show. On a warm day we also enjoyed the 4D show.

Thank johnwY516OF
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Wonderful exhibits and the staff and trainers do their best to ensure that the animals are engaged and stay healthy. Parking can be challenging but there is public transportation that takes you right to the front door.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 August 2016

we are very interested in nature and wildlife and should of course visit the Vanqouver Aquarium with the white Baluga whales and the sea otters and it was very good experience seing the Baluga show/training and the sea otters playing with the toys in the...More

Thank Steen C
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Our family spend the day at the aquarium. There was so much to see and learn. The kids and grandparents enjoyed being able to touch the sting rays. Watching the whales and dolphins performance was amazing.

Thank klam11
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 |
At least 2 hours
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 Karen D | Reviewed this property |
Very small aquarium, and sadly the beluga whales which were the main attraction have passed away.