We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vancouver Aquarium

Features Animals
845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
+1 604-659-3400
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$30.00*
and up
Skip the Line: Vancouver Aquarium Admission
More Info
US$36.34*
and up
Vancouver City Walking Tour: Coal Harbour and Stanley Park
More Info
US$96.15*
and up
Vancouver Hop-On Hop-Off and Stanley Park Experience
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
“beluga whales” (687 reviews)
“marine life” (218 reviews)
“dolphin show” (242 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Stanley Park
CONTACT
Website
+1 604-659-3400
Ways to Experience Vancouver Aquarium
from US$30.00
More Info
from US$36.34
More Info
from US$96.10
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (7,311)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"beluga whales"
in 687 reviews
"marine life"
in 218 reviews
"dolphin show"
in 242 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 107 reviews
"sea world"
in 73 reviews
"stanley park"
in 888 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 67 reviews
"all ages"
in 233 reviews
"rainy day"
in 217 reviews
"great for kids"
in 87 reviews
"gift shop"
in 136 reviews
"whole family"
in 67 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 101 reviews
"jellyfish"
in 606 reviews
"animals"
in 1,103 reviews
"tank"
in 151 reviews
"frogs"
in 192 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 5,944 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one amazing Aquarium. As you enter they take your photo, you have a choice of 3 backgrounds.So much to see and do. Lots of shows going on and explaining about the animals. Superbly laid out so you see all various oceans of sea...More

Thank Wendy G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice aquarium very geared up to the young, well worth a visit though even if it were just for the mammals in the outdoor pools. Helen the White sided dolphin was excellent.

Thank Adrian S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always make it a point to visit any major city aquarium when we travel. Vancouver Aquarium is a medium sized aquarium with 50k creatures of all kinds. The price of admission is for all day long. It is well kept and very educational. We...More

Thank eyedahoman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

World class aquarium for all ages , beautiful displays, educational and fantastic gift store! Restaurant with good food , a lovely day to spend together with family and friends .

Thank 962geraldine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great day to visit the aquarium. I biked around Stanley park and than went to the aquarium. The aquarium was very busy but still very enjoyable. I would visit again.

Thank Johann S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a lovely place to see very cute Sea Otters. It's easy to walk around and very interesting to see. Old and young alike will love this attraction.

Thank Janet K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There's a bit of everything here for everyone in the family. You can easily spend the day here and not even notice the passage of time.

Thank Keisha B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Animals were in a pretty nice environment, pretty pricy for a just OK Aquarium. Senior discount decent.

Thank Geraldine M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Despite the $35 entry fee, the facility is very 'tired' and needs some serious renovations. Some exhibits have been closed and many of the outside exhibits were grubby and worn out. I found staff a little offhand and lacking in knowledge.

Thank SusieQ1950
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were riding our hired bikes around Stanley park and decided to stop into the Aquarium. It is very modern and has plenty of displays and marine life. There is a cafeteria for food and drinks. Bike racks out the front to lock your bikes...More

Thank MahaloGreg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
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.
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 92 hotels in Vancouver
Lord Stanley Suites On The Park
276 reviews
1.01 km away
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
3,429 reviews
1.14 km away
Times Square Suites Hotel
1,447 reviews
1.15 km away
Buchan Hotel
1,961 reviews
1.27 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cardero's Restaurant & Live Bait Marine Pub
2,682 reviews
1.09 km away
LIFT Bar Grill View
877 reviews
.86 km away
6 Degrees Eatery
117 reviews
1.07 km away
Ciao Bella Restaurant
347 reviews
1.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stanley Park
23,960 reviews
.37 km away
Vancouver Seawall
4,526 reviews
.13 km away
Theatre under the Stars
81 reviews
.41 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jlock647
August 8, 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from piscesgirl001 | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours
0
Votes
ech0
April 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
1
Vote
Cuong N
February 3, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Maryann S | Reviewed this property |
One of the best and least expensive ways to see the aquarium and other sites is a bus excursion. The bus passes many sites and landmarks of Vancouver. You are your captain. You can select any or all of the sites along the... More
1
Vote
;