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Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver

(4.2/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Vancouver Aquarium and other Vancouver attractions into our Vancouver vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Not the best we've been to but a good way to spend a few hours in the rain Cafe rammed with kids/families and due to rain very limited seating. We were told we could sit anywhere else in the aquarium ...  more »
  • While a little pricey, this is a great place to visit! Lots of knowledgeable staff and great marine life. All the exhibits are well marked and well maintained. It all seems well cared for. The otters ...  more »
  • Our family of 2 adults, a teen and a ten year old had a great time at this aquarium. It's not cheap, but the array of sea life is quite good. We saw the dolphin show (cold water, not Flipper), the sea...  more »
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  • This place is underrated in Vancouver. The exhibits were amazing and the shows put on by the animals and trainers were top notch. I was a little surprised they sell fish and chips at the restaurant. If I was hungry enough I would have ordered them. They looked good.
  • What a great experience. Lots to see and fun for all ages. I loved touching the rays and had the best healthy cookie of my life! Great exhibits with interesting information. Friendly helpful staff made it a great day!
  • Extraordinary aquarium. There is a great varity of natural environments perfectly reproduced and maintained. All the species look healthy. You will be surprised. And do nit miss the 4D thetre. A must!
  • Awesome experience. The new Discover Rays exhibit is really cool, with lots of information around and the ability to interact with them is very cool! As always the otters are adorable! We stayed for the dolphin show, they have they false killer whale there now and he is gorgeous and seems to be happy to be there. A great place to spend the day!
  • I agree with some reviewers, not worth the price of admission. Paid nearly $100 for 2 adults and 1 child. A bunch of rude "animal lovers" with wild animals locked up in their fancy aquarium. Rude cashier at the gate when asked how much the child's admission was said "check the board behind me" . Not sure we should keep these amazing animals locked up. Time for places like these to close if the love animals as much as they claim. They need to get the same backlash that Sea World gets, its 2016 time to shut these places down! With so many things to do in Vancouver skip this attraction you won't be missing anything special.