Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver

4.3
#1 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in British Columbia
Come face-to-face with an array of exotic marine creatures at Vancouver Aquarium. Established in 1950, the aquarium houses more than 50 species of amphibians alongside 300 species of fish. You can admire several rare dolphins and beluga whales at the site, which participates in a number of ocean conservation projects. Reserve your tickets in advance, as the attraction can sell out. To visit Vancouver Aquarium and other attractions in Vancouver, use our Vancouver trip maker app .
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  • This aquarium is fairly small and doesn't seem to have a lot of animals to see. For the price of it I wouldn't go again. The exhibits are nice inside. The training sessions were a cool thing to watch.  more »
  • Always try to get here during our visits to Vancouver. The prices are getting a bit high priced but compared to other aquaria still a good deal. There is lots to do here although the exhibits have cha...  more »
  • It wasn't one of the biggest aquariums I have ever visited, but the place itself is nice which guarantees a great ride. Situated in the beautiful Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium has interesting examples not only of marine life but also of other ecosystems, for example, Amazon's own like birds and snakes. What stands out in this Aquarium is the external facilities that House from penguins to sea lions and a dolphin with different timetables. It has a large theater/cinema where internal, on occasion, watched the film "Shark 4 d". Recommend the tour especially for anyone with children. There is, for once, a great store to purchase products related to the Aquarium. Remember: parking in Vancouver is a true battle and the Aquarium is no exception: you pay CAD 13.00 to park the car all day, with possibility of payment for fractions of time.
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  • This place is worth every penny. Great place for families, especially kids to run around and explore. It has multiple levels including an outdoor section. Very clean and up to date. The staff were friendly, approachable and very informative about the exhibits. Definitely check out the bird sanctuary exhibit where you go into a cage where animals roam around you. I look forward to visiting again. So much to learn about marine biology that I couldn't soak it in one trip.
  • If you’re a BC resident and buy your tickets online you get 15% off! Need MINIMUM 3 hours to see everything and that’s not even enough. So many cool/cute critters and creatures, especially fun for kids - educational and interactive. 10/10 would recommend. It’s pricey, but it’s worth it to go once a year.
  • The best aquarium I've been to! The variety of aquatic life is mind-boggling. The layout of the aquarium, as well as the tanks are beyond words. The facility is clean and organized. The staff are amazing. The 4-D theatre is so unique(and a bit scary at first). The mammals are fantastic. There are even penguins! The Amazon rainforest exhibit is super realistic. Cannot recommend this place enough!
  • Really amazing. The shows are very well done. The staff are all super friendly and knowledgeable. The exhibits are really interesting and well explained. Budget easily 3 hours at minimum to see everything and take in a show or 2. Weekends are very busy too. Go early.
  • Amazing experience! The indoor aquarium part was spectacular! Kids loved the new stingray exhibit too. The larger sea animal tanks outside were pretty murky and gross though. I'm sure they're doing their best, but I'm glad they're transitioning away from having larger animals.
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