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Aquarium du Quebec

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Address: 1675 des Hotels Ave | (Highway 73, exit 132), Quebec City, Quebec G1W 4S3, Canada
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+1 418-659-5264
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Come and experience Parc Aquarium du Quebec! Travel into the ecosystems of...

Come and experience Parc Aquarium du Quebec! Travel into the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and Canadian waters and discover northern plant and animal life. This 16-hectare site is the only one of its kind in Quebec. As you make this amazing journey all the way to the North Pole, you'll have the chance to observe 10,000 fresh- and salt-water fish specimens, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, as well as marine mammals, such as Atlantic and Pacific walruses, seals and polar bears. Happy discoveries!

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Right off the highway, and easy to find. The Aquarium itself is large, and they have a very informative and bilingual staff. Enjoyed watching the various "shows" they had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
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Moncton, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Wow! On a beautiful, sunny day the aquarium is a great place to spend several hours. There were no crowds and we were amazed at how personal the experience was. Not once did we feel rushed which meant we had time to meet the stingrays, gaze at the jellyfish and stand in awe by the mighty polar bears. The exploratory... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Right off the highway, and easy to find. The Aquarium itself is large, and they have a very informative and bilingual staff. Enjoyed watching the various "shows" they had available, from feeding the Polar Bears to the scuba diving to feed the starfish in the large tank.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

On a whim we decided to visit the Aquarium while in Quebec. Our home city has a large aquarium so we weren't sure we needed to see another, but we are so glad we did! This aquarium has great exhibits of both fresh and salt water fish. It is very child friendly, there are steps in front of each tank... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We had quite the adventure here, both inside and out. My children loved touching the starfish and they were mesmerized by all of the jellyfish. I loved that so much was outside. It really helps to break up the experience when young ones can run and play outside. I would recommend this attraction. CAA members get a discount.

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Merrickville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Our children were enamored with the jelly fish and seahorses above all else. We missed all the shows : unfortunate timing on our part. A lovely outdoor walk. Clean exhibits. Reasonably priced $54 all in for family of four.

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Miramichi, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

The aquarium was perfect for family. Lots to see. We loved the polar bears and walrus shows. Two buildings full of reptiles and fish.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This place is like a smaller scale Monterey (California) aquarium. Animals outdoor all year long giving "shows" and and an assortment of Canadian wild fishes in the indoor aquariums. The Jelly fish building is worth the visit too. We saw the sea lions and polar bear feeding at 3F or -16celsius! Still with the sun and the animation, we all... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Visited on a -17 degree fahrenheit day. Did not realize that 40% of the exhibits are outdoors! Brochure should mention that! I've never been that cold in my life (going from exhibit to exhibit in the arctic temperature). Ok way to spend a day, but make sure you wear snow pants (as the local visitors were doing - now we... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Amazing! I've been to Ripleys aquarium in Toronto (the biggest indoor aquarium in Canada) and although this was not quite as grand I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Aquarium is kind of a mis demeanor, it's really a combination of a zoo and an aquarium. The aquarium is 60% indoors (salt water fish, fresh fish jellyfish etc), and 40% outdoors (polar animals).... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Not the Aquarium's fault that the extreme cold weather made it hard to enjoy. Most of the attractions are outdoors and the indoor pavilions were okay for an hour. I can imagine that during the spring and summer it would be a delightful place for children.

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