Aquarium du Québec
Aquarium du Québec
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Quebec Aquarium, a playground bursting with life! Open year-round and unique in Quebec, our site transports you to the heart of the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and Canadian waters to discover the northern fauna and flora. Observe close to 10,000 specimens of native and exotic fish, amphibians, invertebrates, as well as marine mammals including polar bears, seals and arctic foxes. Also enjoy the hebertism track and the water games for children in summer. Don't miss: the Deep Sea Pavilion and its contact pool with rays.
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  • Mark B
    Ontario, Canada298 contributions
    Ok Value but No Polar Bears
    We took a day trip from Montreal to the aquarium in Quebec as we were on a weekend trip from Ontario. We usually go to the Ripleys aquarium in Toronto and have also been to it numerous times. Its kinda expensive in my opinion. This one is much cheaper and is kinda cool cause its an outdoor zoo as well. They have a tunnel but its not the best...but its ok for the kids. The fish looked a little hurting iMO. The value comes in the outdoor area which reminds me of marine land in a way. They have sea lions and manatee and polar bears but no bears when we went. Still closed. Bummer. Worth one visit.
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We are sure some of your advice will help further visitors. The polar bears were in Cochrane Ontario considering we were renovating their habitat at that moment. The are back among us now. Thank you again for sharing your experience among us. See you soon!
    Written 9 June 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2019
    Written 27 January 2020
  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,720 contributions
    Loved the Jellyfish
    This is a beautiful aquarium but perhaps November wasn't the best time to visit. The indoor displays were great, especially the jellyfish. However, the outdoor displays were pretty sparse this time of year. That said, we did enjoy the Artic Fax display. Free parking was definitely a plus and we were impressed by the very large children's play area.
    Thank you for visiting us Randy ! We look forward to seeing you again this winter or next summer :)
    Written 4 November 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2021
    Written 3 November 2021
  • MarylandSunshine1
    28 contributions
    Jellyfish, Polar Bears, Giant Octopus
    Lovely family activity. Impressed by the diverse jellyfish displays, up close to young polar bear brothers, and friendly ray touch tank. There was a fun natural playground outside overlooking the river. Also don’t miss the mesmerizing giant pacific octopus!
    Thank you for sharing your experience at the Aquarium ! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your day and made a lot of discoveries :)
    Written 26 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 April 2023
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Dee S
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
The aquarium is so run down. It needs to be cleaned up and updated. The enclosures for the seals and polar bears seemed filthy and quite sparse. We even saw a number of rats running around the polar bar enclosure. Inside the aquarium it was difficult to see many of the fish on exhibit because the glass was too dirty. The tunnel was too short and there wasn’t much to see. It was very disappointing.
Written 16 September 2023
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carolineP2626
Rocky Hill, CT1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Very disappointed in this aquarium. Poorly maintained tanks . The outdoor animal
Enclosures are rundown. Nothing more than a slightly glorified zoo
Written 25 August 2023
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Flutegarden
Collegeville, PA184 contributions
It’s not a huge aquarium but it’s well done. The jellyfish exhibit was amazing and the hands on starfish and sting rays were great.

We bought tickets in advance and arrived late afternoon and walked right in. Exhibits were crowded but still manageable.
Written 6 August 2023
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NiceHotelSeeker
Chapleau, Canada58 contributions
Jul 2023
It is very nice, but if you have been to Ripley's in Toronto it is much smaller. We loved the outdoor Polar Bears, Seals, Foxes and Owls. There is quite a bit of wear and tear on the facility, but it was a lovely morning spent there. The jellyfish were wonderful!
Written 19 July 2023
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Grasshoppers7
Baltimore, MD105 contributions
We enjoyed the fish displays however the playground, splash pad, and obstacle courses were the highlight for my kids.
After seeing other reviews, I thought it might be depressing for the mammals, but I didn’t think it was very different than other zoos I have been to. The polar bears were very active and that was fun.

My recommendations:
1. Bring a picnic lunch.
2. Bring swimsuits for the splash pad.
3. We saw the fish first and then had lunch at the picnic area and spent a long time there and then visited the mammals on the way out. We were there a little over 3 hours but a lot of that was playground time.
Written 8 July 2023
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Adele Evans
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Loved seeing the jellyfish and touching the stingrays. The polars bears were exotic.
It took us just over an hour to see everything. The displays were well laid about and fish/animals visible for pictures.
Written 1 July 2023
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tony l
Vancouver, Canada3,504 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Located in the city of saint Foy in Quebec city , very large area about 40 acre , home of the well famous Polar Bear and Stingray plus so many different species of fish to discover , fun place for the family , special the kids will love it , about two hours slower walking is good enough to see evert thing and must take some photo at the Glass Tunnel , Gift shop is by the exit lot of gift ideas !
Written 24 June 2023
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Annette S
Jasper, IN176 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Since it was a little rainy and cold out, my dad and I went to the aquarium.

It takes about 2 to 3 hours to slowly walk around to see the exhibits.

It was a very interesting and enjoyable way to spend the morning.

I liked seeing the polar bear, Arctic Fox, the owls, and fishes.

If you have the time, it is nice to visit.
Written 14 June 2023
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MarylandSunshine1
28 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Lovely family activity. Impressed by the diverse jellyfish displays, up close to young polar bear brothers, and friendly ray touch tank. There was a fun natural playground outside overlooking the river. Also don’t miss the mesmerizing giant pacific octopus!
Written 25 April 2023
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Thank you for sharing your experience at the Aquarium ! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your day and made a lot of discoveries :)
Written 26 April 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maryam G
Providence, RI195 contributions
We spent a good two hours at Aquarium du Quebec with our nine-year-old. We were in Quebec in April, too late for winter activities and too soon for spring. There was still snow on the grounds, and no shows with the sea creatures (I don’t know if they normally have those), but there was still plenty to keep us busy. The stingray pool and jellyfish displays were our favorite.
Written 13 April 2023
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We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Quebec Aquarium and that you took full advantage of the site!
Written 14 April 2023
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Aquarium du Québec is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM