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Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

#3 of 25 things to do in Sidney Features Animals
9811 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
+1 250-665-7511
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Informative. Happy staff

A small aquarium. But informative. You are going to learn something. Volunteers are happy to share... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edmonton, Canada
Small aquarium.

I was expecting a larger centre but it was quite nice and educational. Great for children. Staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burlington, Canada
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9811 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
+1 250-665-7511

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small aquarium. But informative. You are going to learn something. Volunteers are happy to share any information. Amazing sea life.

Thank Lauraloo29943
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting a larger centre but it was quite nice and educational. Great for children. Staff very helpful in explains things.

Thank Mitzy570
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have seen the marine science center in Port Townsend, Washington. That marine Center focuses on the Salish Sea, as does this facility. But this Marine Center is a notch above the one near Port Townsend. the facility really is focused on getting kids involved...More

Thank craig t
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fabulous place to learn hands on! Being from Manitoba we were excited to be so close to ocean marine life. We had a 2 year old that really enjoyed everything even tho she didn't find Dory!😀 All ages would love this place!...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 April 2017

it was a truly great experience visiting the aquarium to see so much and so many sea life creatures. Staff are well versed on all sea life and very helpful. It is a great place for children, they have a a special corner for them...More

Thank inezmw
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My family came to the Island for just a few days, and I wanted to take my girls to the whale museum since I've been doing some reading on orcas and I wanted to show them Eve's skeleton. I'd been unable to find if the...More

Thank BabyOnTheMove
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The aquarium is a must see in Sidney. The volunteers are passionate for marine life. The sea creatures are well cared for. Guests can explore sea life on a whole new level through microscopes or become immersed in the sea while watching the fish ,...More

Thank dawnzena95
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Cool little aquarium with lots of staff to not only answer questions but also point out unique things. We saw the 6" wolf eel that almost never comes out of the rocks fully according to the staff person. Grand kids (4-7) loved the hands on...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Wonderful attraction, displaying sea life from our local Salish Seas. Super staff, willing to answer all your questions. Very educational, hands on - get your hands wet! Have fun

Thank John C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I came here for the first time using the be a tourist in your own home town deal. It is a small facility, but I am glad I got an opportunity to visit here at last. I'm not a diver, so it was a lovely...More

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Clare E
Where can I park close by?
31 May 2016|
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Response from BCtourists | Reviewed this property |
Free parking is available in a downstairs parking lot. There are several spots reserved for Shaw customers. Apart from that there is lots of street or pay parking nearby.