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Ucluelet Aquarium

Features Animals
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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Nice Surprise

Found the aquarium on a rainy morning and had a super time going through it. Loved the catch and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Russ M
Airdrie, Canada
Local sealife up close and knowledgeable team

We spent over an hour looking at all the different sealife and talking to the local guides. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff, interactive demonstrations and fascinating diversity all within our new facility! Features a giant tide pool, kids play area, many touch tanks and video microscopes. Best part is that all the animals are release back into the wild at the end of the season after a short time on display. Admission: Adult $14, Child $7, Student/Senior $10. Under 4 is free. Annual passes pay for themselves in two visits! Staying for a week? Opts for a Annual Family Pass $50.00 Or Annual Adult Pass $25.00
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782

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Reviewed yesterday

Found the aquarium on a rainy morning and had a super time going through it. Loved the catch and release process in place, every fall all living creatures are released back into the ocean. Staff was very friendly and informative. Thanks for a great visit.

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent over an hour looking at all the different sealife and talking to the local guides. They were very knowledgeable and explained principle of collecting the local sealife (to release after 9 months). Really enjoyed looking at all the different tanks and learning more...More

Thank Wenham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We became members after our second time there. Though we live in Sooke we are there at least 3 times a year. One of the great things is the staff and volunteers are willing to talk about the displays and the science. It is educational...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for half and hour and stayed two hours. A very interesting, ethically sound aquarium, staffed with a young enthusiastic team.

Thank P V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled down from Tofino to take a look and it was great. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, explaining the tanks to us. The touch tanks were amazing, with star fish, urchins, and all sorts of seaweed. More than happy to pay the...More

Thank marl_b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Underwhelming, not really much to see. Over priced for wha you get. Fine for little kids,otherwise i wouldn't waste my time or dollars.

Thank ovishunter300mag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely way to spend an hour. Not very big, but interesting, especially the catch and released method of preservation.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Catch and release, great info and all local, small but a lot of interaction with ocean species. Great for kids

Thank Kimmy1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool that they put them back into the ocean! Can touch some and learn about others. It was packed at first.

Thank dawino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the aquarium in June of this year. The biologists on site work there all year round, are interested in their work and are willing to share their knowledge about the marine life they likely found themselves. We saw much...More

Thank Pat C
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19 October 2016|
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Response from checkit | Reviewed this property |
The Ucluelet Aquarium is closed seasonally for general maintenance and re-collection of our species. We close in December and re-open again in mid March.
17 September 2016|
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Response from Chico_Spark | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed inside, unfortunately. Too easy for them to snag some fresh seafood from the open, low level aquariums.
9 April 2016|
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Response from phrzzy | Reviewed this property |
From the website: Adult $14.00 (tax incl.) Child (4 - 17) $7.00 (tax incl.) Student/Senior $10.00 (tax incl.) Annual Family Pass $50.00 + tax Annual Adult Pass $25.00 + tax Annual Student/Senior Pass $20.00 + tax Annual... More