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Vancouver Aquarium

#8 of 352 things to do in Vancouver Features Animals
845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
+1 604-659-3400
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This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from belugas to sharks.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beluga whales” (676 reviews)
“dolphin show” (219 reviews)
“sea life” (207 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Stanley Park
+1 604-659-3400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like sea animals, you'll have a good day. Great for kids. Not a big place. The shows aren't that big of deal, especially if you have already been in those big parks dedicated to them.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this place as part of a trek around Stanley park. It's well worth a visit. There are some wonderful exhibits to see although the dolphin and penguins are having a new home built so there's isn't up to much at the moment. It...More

Thank andyk773
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well kept facility with a lot of different aquatic marine life for all to see and explore. Take a break and have a bite at the snack counter. The poutine was really good! The otters provided a lot of comical fun to the experience...go check...More

Thank DirectorofOps400
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really respect the aquarium, they have saved/helped so many animals that wouldn't have made it in the wild.. nothing but great things to say about this place.. the jellyfish are so beautiful! Keep up the awesome work!

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to many aquariums, and this is one of the best I've seen. Large and multi-faceted. Good educational content too. Very sad that they lost their beluga whales.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Try and visit outside of the weekend and when it's not rainy (everyone decides to go when it's raining). There is lots to see and we could've easily spent almost 3 hours there (according to Google most people spend 1.5-2 hours). There's lots of information...More

Thank Kent C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Aquarium is great and has lots to see. Loved the outdoor shows with otters and dolphins. Be sure to catch the movie as well

Thank Justinefino
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a lovely place to visit very clean you will need all day to see every thing,there are lots and lots of fish .

Thank christine r
Reviewed 4 days ago

The penguins and the sea otters made the visit well worth while. The aquarium was pretty fun! It is located in the middle of Stanley Park. We travelled there by public bus. It is a mid-sized aquarium in a fairly big city, so I would...More

Thank Docky B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good to spend 2 hrs with your kids here. Quality exhibits. However, having seen many aquariums in Japan (eg Kyoto, Nagoya) with better layout and meticulousness, in my humble opinion, Vancouver Aquarium should learn from the Japanese colleagues to really stand out. I would love...More

Thank Bima088
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.
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Not so much about the attraction, but the getting there. I will be travelling solo with a 2 yr old, stroller and his necessities. How easy is it to get from the Lonsdale Quay via sea bus and then city bus to the Aquarium? Would I be better off driving from N. Vancouver? Thank you for any advice.
29 April 2017|
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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.
Cuong N
hi Roberto is it worth the money how long is the trip took and is it like all the other one or is there anything different about this one any live show or tour thank you so much
3 February 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
Very small aquarium, and sadly the beluga whales which were the main attraction have passed away.
Dorothy T
What is the best way to get to the Vancouver Aquarium from the cruise line docks? Are luggage lockers available at terminals? Also, is the BC ferry to Victoria in the same area as cruise ships?
15 December 2016|
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Response from JeffGingerich | Reviewed this property |
The Tsawassen ferry terminal is about 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver