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Aquarium du Quebec, Quebec City

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Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Discover Canada’s fascinating wildlife at Aquarium du Quebec. Opened in 1959, the aquarium offers visitors the chance to admire more than 300 marine animal species. Stroll through a tunnel in the spacious water tank and observe the underwater animals of the Pacific Ocean, including rays, jellyfish, and seahorses. In the coastal sector, you can interact with and see starfish, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers. Wander the outdoor area that houses animals from the St Lawrence River and the wetlands, or view a selection of arctic animals, such as harp seals, polar bears, and walruses. Take a look at our Quebec City vacation builder to schedule your visit to Aquarium du Quebec and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I cannot believe people did not rate this aquarium 5 stars!!! Given that I have a 4 year old and 2 year old who LOVE fish and wildlife I have been to a lot of aquariums. I have been to the Shedd Aquar...  more »
  • Firstly, getting to and from the aquarium if you do not have a car is difficult. There is no city bus that goes to the property, Uber will cost you about $25 from Old Quebec and the tourism kiosk only...  more »
  • The aquarium is really small but I try to do something with my little one, and surprisingly have a great time myself. You can up close to see the polar bear and is amazing to see them swimming. Most t...  more »
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  • Great place to visit with the kids but adults can enjoy it a well. The aquarium is split in three pavilions and the outside training areas. Also the staff is bilingual. The jellyfish display was beautiful. There's a 3 story fish tank, which was really cool. They have a seal show, and a walrus show. They also have 2 polar bears, super cool. The also have a ray petting pool. My daughter really enjoyed herself and i got to see polar bears up close.
  • Very inspiring place but requires maintenance - some educational displays not working or incomplete, some fish seemed to be in rather poor conditions (eyes missing, fins damaged - maybe it's natural but it looks sad). And as a foreigner who speaks no French I felt a bit neglected - the presentations were given only in French. A visit recommended for kids and adults alike. I paid a full adult ticket but feel like I got only 60% of the potential value also because there were no outdoor shows despite there is nice big arena near the seal pool (because of the low season?) but nobody told us when we arrived.
  • We drove from Niagara Falls to visit this aquarium, and the experience was less than satisfactory. First we had to argue that my son was under the age of two as they did not believe us. I had a grandparent email a copy of a birth certificate as proof which took 20 minutes. When we got inside we found most of the vendors where closed. The polar bear exhibit along with the other outside exhibits had not been clean. The. Glass partitions where not cleaned and we had a hard time seeing anything. The arctic fox exhibit looked full of dead animals as it was mid may and the temperature outside was 20 degrees Celsius so the animals where hiding and not active. On top of it all the staff seemed a bit rude to people who did not speak French, I found this to be common as other English speaking guests where treated the same. I do not recommend this venue.
  • It was a rainy day when I took my almost 2 year old daughter but the jelly fish and sea horses tank made for it. We were allowed to touch the sea cucumber, the sting rays and the anemones. Really friendly happy staff. I have never seen such a happy polar bear in another zoo or aquarium but its QC and there was snow everywhere. It would have been 5 stars if it was not so muddy rainy and more tropical & colourful tanks inside
  • The inside aquarium and the gellyfish was great. BUT I found the outside installations depressing. Especially the polar bear and the walrus concrete pool. Quite sad. In need of a major makeover.