We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ucluelet Aquarium

Features Animals
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
Review Highlights
Rainy day adventure

It was a cold rainy day so we decided to travel to the aquarium. It was smaller than expected but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amy C
Nice bad weather activity

The staff was really nice and helpful with information about the catch and release aquarium. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Erlangen, Germany
via mobile
Read all 688 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The Ucluelet Aquarium is closed for the 2017 season. We will re-open March 1st, 2018. See you then!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (79 reviews)
“sea creatures” (59 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782

Similar Things to Do in Ucluelet

Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (688)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 644 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cold rainy day so we decided to travel to the aquarium. It was smaller than expected but packed with cool stuff. We were told by the staff that all the creatures were to be released in 3 days so we picked a...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was really nice and helpful with information about the catch and release aquarium. The kids loved the small tanks where they were allowed to touch everything after they washed their hands. Even for the adults seeing an ocopus or touching an urchin was...More

Thank Jasmin360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here and it was very affordable. $25 for an adult and two kids. But it was very small. There was about 5 touch tanks but the only thing they really had in them was starfish and rocks. But there was a little exhibit on...More

Thank meadowac
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This is one the better aquariums to visit in BC. Much smaller than most, but has quality displays and tonnes of touch tanks. My boys have grown up on the west coast and enjoyed learning more about these animals. We also saw things we haven’t...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I've been to a couple of aquariums so far but this one is extraordinary. They are open from March till December each year and release their animals back into to the when they close in December. I think this a great idea and should be...More

Thank lisa7432
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This aquarium can be seen entirely in 30 minutes or less. (Bummer!) It is well laid out and really fascinating. As it is a catch and release aquarium it is all local marine life from the harbour. Great staff who are super helpful and well...More

Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice to see the fish and invertebrates in the waters around Ucluelet and know they are released at the end of the season. Great if you enjoy touch tanks. Enjoyed seeing the octopus on the move.

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A real gem, all fish and creatures on display are locally caught, and released after being guests of the aquarium. The knowledgeable staff happily answered my many questions.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Brought my 2 year old daughter and she was in heaven. The touch pools are awesome. Great views of the harbour and saw an otter and seal just outside the windows. Totally recommend to anyone.

Thank MuzRecel
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is awesome and beautiful place to stay. Reception is very kind and nice. Nice location, view and more and more more!!!

Thank hoon2318
Nearby Restaurants
Norwoods Restaurant
899 reviews
.24 km away
634 reviews
.18 km away
Zoe's Bakery and Cafe
414 reviews
.12 km away
242 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cedar House Gallery - Huu Mees Ma As
25 reviews
.06 km away
Mark Penney Gallery
10 reviews
.11 km away
Archipelago Wildlife Cruises
807 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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