Aquarium du Québec
Aquarium du Québec
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Quebec Aquarium, a playground bursting with life! Open year-round and unique in Quebec, our site transports you to the heart of the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and Canadian waters to discover the northern fauna and flora. Observe close to 10,000 specimens of native and exotic fish, amphibians, invertebrates, as well as marine mammals including polar bears, seals and arctic foxes. Also enjoy the hebertism track and the water games for children in summer. Don't miss: the Deep Sea Pavilion and its contact pool with rays.
Suggested duration
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Jo S
Wellingborough, UK5 contributions
We spent our last ( rainy) day in lovely Quebec at the aquarium in Sainte Foy. The jelly fish were good but otherwise the tanks were small and fish / creatures had limited space. The seals looked depressed and their pool was dirty and uninspiring. No sign of the polar bears -what a shame it could be really lovely there with some real investment and imagination.
Written October 8, 2023
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Dee S
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Friends
The aquarium is so run down. It needs to be cleaned up and updated. The enclosures for the seals and polar bears seemed filthy and quite sparse. We even saw a number of rats running around the polar bar enclosure. Inside the aquarium it was difficult to see many of the fish on exhibit because the glass was too dirty. The tunnel was too short and there wasn’t much to see. It was very disappointing.
Written September 16, 2023
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carolineP2626
Rocky Hill, CT1 contribution
Aug. 2023 • Family
Very disappointed in this aquarium. Poorly maintained tanks . The outdoor animal
Enclosures are rundown. Nothing more than a slightly glorified zoo
Written August 25, 2023
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Flutegarden
Collegeville, PA191 contributions
It’s not a huge aquarium but it’s well done. The jellyfish exhibit was amazing and the hands on starfish and sting rays were great.

We bought tickets in advance and arrived late afternoon and walked right in. Exhibits were crowded but still manageable.
Written August 6, 2023
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NiceHotelSeeker
Chapleau, Canada58 contributions
Jul. 2023
It is very nice, but if you have been to Ripley's in Toronto it is much smaller. We loved the outdoor Polar Bears, Seals, Foxes and Owls. There is quite a bit of wear and tear on the facility, but it was a lovely morning spent there. The jellyfish were wonderful!
Written July 19, 2023
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Grasshoppers7
Baltimore, MD105 contributions
We enjoyed the fish displays however the playground, splash pad, and obstacle courses were the highlight for my kids.
After seeing other reviews, I thought it might be depressing for the mammals, but I didn’t think it was very different than other zoos I have been to. The polar bears were very active and that was fun.

My recommendations:
1. Bring a picnic lunch.
2. Bring swimsuits for the splash pad.
3. We saw the fish first and then had lunch at the picnic area and spent a long time there and then visited the mammals on the way out. We were there a little over 3 hours but a lot of that was playground time.
Written July 8, 2023
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Adele Evans
3 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Loved seeing the jellyfish and touching the stingrays. The polars bears were exotic.
It took us just over an hour to see everything. The displays were well laid about and fish/animals visible for pictures.
Written July 1, 2023
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tony l
Vancouver, Canada3,558 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Friends
Located in the city of saint Foy in Quebec city , very large area about 40 acre , home of the well famous Polar Bear and Stingray plus so many different species of fish to discover , fun place for the family , special the kids will love it , about two hours slower walking is good enough to see evert thing and must take some photo at the Glass Tunnel , Gift shop is by the exit lot of gift ideas !
Written June 24, 2023
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Annette S
Jasper, IN181 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Friends
Since it was a little rainy and cold out, my dad and I went to the aquarium.

It takes about 2 to 3 hours to slowly walk around to see the exhibits.

It was a very interesting and enjoyable way to spend the morning.

I liked seeing the polar bear, Arctic Fox, the owls, and fishes.

If you have the time, it is nice to visit.
Written June 14, 2023
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MarylandSunshine1
34 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Family
Lovely family activity. Impressed by the diverse jellyfish displays, up close to young polar bear brothers, and friendly ray touch tank. There was a fun natural playground outside overlooking the river. Also don’t miss the mesmerizing giant pacific octopus!
Written April 25, 2023
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Thank you for sharing your experience at the Aquarium ! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your day and made a lot of discoveries :)
Written April 26, 2023
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AQUARIUM DU QUÉBEC - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarium du Québec

Aquarium du Québec is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.