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Ucluelet Aquarium

#2 of 27 things to do in Ucluelet Features Animals
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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Spent a rainy day here and loved it. The displays are phenomenal and the octopus is worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Red Deer, Canada
via mobile
Worth a visit

This is an excellent display of local marine environment. Well managed and maintained we were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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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
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea creatures” (58 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a rainy day here and loved it. The displays are phenomenal and the octopus is worth the visit. It's a bit costly but it goes towards upkeep.

Thank JenniferS92
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an excellent display of local marine environment. Well managed and maintained we were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed it. There is some interesting shopping nearby as well.

Thank Burkevillian
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have 45 minutes left before close and really walked through in less than 5 minutes. We were not interested in touching any of the creatures but it was a great opportunity to donate some money to the local community. $14/per person was steep for...More

Thank Brigittesmith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very small aquarium but it is a catch and release aquarium there are some things you can touch if your in ucluelet and have kids it might be a good stop.as a lone adult I doubt I would go back but the...More

Thank jason r
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time we visited the aquarium was located in a shipping container and they were in the planning stages for the new one. We loved visiting again and seeing the wonderful job that was done. They are catch and release and we really like...More

Thank djnitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to go to this aquarium. The catch and release philosophy makes so much sense, the staff is knowledgeable, and it's just the right amount of aquarium to get an appreciation for some of the underwater wildlife here.

Thank gingrtea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Verry hands on experience. So many things to see as well all the animals are returned to the ocean. and new ones are brought in.

Thank Rhys David Davi... G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by the Aquarium to see what they had, what a great surprise... this place was excellent for kids and adults to learn about the ocean and the critters that live in and around it... almost all the tanks were Touch tanks so that...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small and intimate Friendly and local Educational Firstly I must say it's open seasonally They get all of their animals and plants in the spring, and release them in the fall Located on the docks in Uclulette The pump and filter the water in directly...More

Thank Ninalitta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And amazing place where you can get up close & personal with all kinds of marine life. The employees are very knowledgeable and answered endless questions from my 14 year old son.

Thank Dawn D
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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