Aquarium du Quebec, Quebec City

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#3 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Quebec
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. Planning Quebec City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • The Aquarium offers several buildings with different animal types. You can touch lines, great pleasure to large and small. The Pavilion with the jellyfish is impressive. This is the first time we have seen walruses, impressive!
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  • I can't put my finger on why I didn't enjoy this Aquarium more. Normally I love aquariums, and I never miss one. Maybe because it was a hot day, and it was crowded (which wasn't the Aquarium's fault, ...  more »
  • It was my first visit and I loved, I went with my grandchildren, they were amazed by all the different fish and animals present. to do!
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  • This is a nice aquarium. It has several buildings with a nice park experience to walk around. The exhibits are good and if you go slow and read everything and spend some time at each tank you can make a day of it. Having been to other city's aquariums this one does the over all experience well (great play ground, pretty our door walk ways, clean, and easy to navigate even with a stroller, really nice touch pools) but some of the exhibits are not as impressive as other locations (the tube where you walk through the tank is small other places have more fish and larger variety including more sharks/Ray's). I'm glad we went we had a nice day but I don't ever need to go back.
  • Great experience! The kids enjoyed touching the stingrays and the starfish... I kept thinking of Dory and the scene where the fish hate being touched... Lol We stuck to the inside parts as it was cold and as a tourist we were unprepared for the biting chill in the air. I would definitely go back and explore the outside areas next time! Also the gentleman at the ticket area was very friendly and helpful. We did bring a picnic and supplemented it with some warm Mac n cheese.... It was a hit, we ended up ordering a second helping!
  • This place is Super Wow! We visited in late November and shared the whole place with maybe 10 - 15 other families. Fewer show times than in summer but there were no line ups and we were able to spend as much time as we wanted with each exhibit. This is an indoor and outdoor facility so dress accordingly if visiting while it's cold outside. There are many coat hangers in the pavilion Staff were all friendly, welcoming and interested to talk about, and show us the animals. The children were very engaged. We made an effort to parle en francais and the interactions and experience where hugely rewarding. All signs are in French and English but I recommend that you take an opportunity to try speaking in French, even if it's not good and you're embarrassed, it is very much appreciated. Got to see many of the animals being fed. Had a serious chat with the owls. Beautiful toys in the gift shop. The children LOVED riding around in a cart, didn't have to pay to rent it, was useful to carry around all the children's winter gear. Would recommend, especially to families.
  • Fun! Mix of exterior and interior exhibits. Fun on a nice day. The seals are amazing to watch. Try and find the zookeepers and follow them as they feed the animals. Entertainment for 3-4 hours.
  • Was a little disappointed; it's pretty small but well-maintained. Food and drinks are at a premium, as is the theme for most tourist sites, but not overly so. Overall a good trip, but not particularly one I'll remember.

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Most accommodations cluster on the west side of the St. Lawrence River, with the city's split-level old town offering the widest range of options and best access to top attractions. Stay in the upper town to be close to the castle and enjoy views over the river. What the lower town lacks in panoramas, it makes up for in historic charm and access to riverside cafes and restaurants. If you want a less-touristy experience, consider the up-and-coming neighborhood of St. Roch, whose cafes, bars, restaurants, and artistic spaces make it an alternative traveler's paradise.
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