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Vancouver Aquarium

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Stanley Park
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Address: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 604-659-3400
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from...

This aquarium can arrange for visitors to meet exotic sea creatures, from belugas to sharks.

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US$ 27.11*
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US$ 70.06*
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Your never to old to learn something new. Fun for all ages young and old. Lots to see and experience. Lots of fun for the kids

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Consejo
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The animals are kept in way too small spaces. The whales were sick and eventually died as did all the other whales in there care. The chlorine is so strong that many seals were blinded by the water. Stay away from the water!

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Thank Christina B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Your never to old to learn something new. Fun for all ages young and old. Lots to see and experience. Lots of fun for the kids

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Thank Chelsee S
France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very complete aquarium featuring exotic as well as local marine life. There are many animations and explanations, inside aquariums and outside pools. Plenty of staff to ask questions. Unfortunately the two belugas have passed away, but you can easily spend half a day inside. If you can choose a day with less visitors, do so. We visited a Monday... More 

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Neuss, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a nice place to visit it with your hole family. Also on rainy days. You get a lot of information especially about the different coast near Vancouver. It's not really cheap, but my family was happy after visiting.

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Thank Matthias K
Parksville, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This acquarium has it all: large variety of creatures of all types organized in major categories, alot of touch and q&a for children to learn, movie theatre which includes 3D educational films about these animals. There a touch pool with rays of different types, which you can observe and touch in a friendly way. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly.... More 

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Thank _ltower407
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on one of the evening opening events and were looking forward to it because it is a great aquarium but, as is often the case with aquaria, it is usually full of loud excitable children. So we were looking forward to a more serene experience. The hole in our plan proved to be that the aquarium serves alcohol... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am sure it will rain you visit Vancouver. Spend some time at the aquarium. They run a rescue program for animals. Not just fish but other creatures of interest. Snakes, spiders, bats & frogs. I am sure I have missed a few. The kids will love it. Very informative and hands on.

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Thank GreyNomads888
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a day off and take your kids or yourself and friends to see this place. It is a place to visit at least once just too learn a bit about animals and just experience it.

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Miami, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Based on the positive reviews, we took time out of our trip to visit the Aquarium. The Aquarium is nice but small. It will only take a couple of hours to tour the whole facility. We went to the Aquarium before exploring Stanley Park. In hindsight I would not have gone to the Aquarium and spent more time at the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vancouver Aquarium is a fantastic place to spend a couple hours at. We were lucky to have gotten to see the Beluga whales, but we were very saddened to hear about the death of the two belugas only 2 weeks after returning from our visit to Vancouver. The aquarium as fantastic exhibits and enclosures for their wildlife. The entire... More 

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Stanley Park is Vancouver's premier spot to get up close and personal with nature and animals. The grassy expanse offers outdoor teahouses and stunning views, beachfront hideaways and splash parks. It is a typical getaway spot for friends and families, especially as it is home to Vancouver's aquarium, and some of its best equestrian outlets.
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