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Ucluelet Aquarium

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Address: Whiskey Dock, Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-726-2782
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff,...

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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LOVED IT!! A highlight for our Ucluelet visit

A must see when on the Pacific Rim. A small museum filled with so many sea creatures and even more educational info all about the local flora & fauna. We spent a couple of hours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Courtenay, Canada
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Everett, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told it's going to close on November 27, 2016. They release most of sea creature back to the ocean. I thought 14 dollars were a little pricey for admission.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see when on the Pacific Rim. A small museum filled with so many sea creatures and even more educational info all about the local flora & fauna. We spent a couple of hours at least. Well displayed aquariums that will without a doubt teach you something you did not know & challenge a few you thought you knew.... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the smallest aquariums we have been to but they have a great collection of local creatures all of which are released every November. Great for a rainy day!

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Run by locals, the girls that we spoke to had a passion for their area and the marine life. Worth a visit.

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ucluelet Aquarium is probably one of my favourite aquariums visited. It feel less like a theme park with sea creatures and more like a nursery for the animals in their care for a while. The staff, whilst busy going about there tasks, were friendly and always ready to stop and talk. The fact that the aquarium operates a catch and... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although small this aquarium has lots to offer and is worth a visit to find out all the creatures that live in its harbours waters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a little excursion from Tofino to Ucelet one rainy day and stumbled into this sweet little aquarium. What a lovely way to expose the little one's AND adults to sea life. The tanks are well taken are of and many are laid out to replicate the bottom of the sea floor. Enjoyable experience!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn about marine biology close hand. It is small, but we'll kept. All staff are educated and eager to talk about the local diversity of marine life.

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a new, and relatively small, aquarium managed by the local community -- but it is friendly, informative, and a complete surprise given the size of Uclulet

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nicely appointed small aquarium and certainly worth a visit, especially if travelling with children

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