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Ucluelet Aquarium

#2 of 26 things to do in Ucluelet Features Animals
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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The Ocluelet Aquarium disapointed me. It is very small, has only local sealife and the ticket price... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paulo Prado B
via mobile
Very Interesting

Well worth seeing. The staff are very knowledgeable and give a briefing of what you will see. A... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathleen C
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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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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 2 days ago via mobile

The Ocluelet Aquarium disapointed me. It is very small, has only local sealife and the ticket price is the same as better ones.

Thank Paulo Prado B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth seeing. The staff are very knowledgeable and give a briefing of what you will see. A great place to take children as well.

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Haven't been here for four years, but this little aquarium is absolutely stunning now. A few improvements still in the works, but the staff are amazing, the touch tanks are enthralling, and the educational opportunities for my kids and myself were outstanding! We spent over...More

Thank BarbInEdmonton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss the chance to visit this aquarium. They have a catch and release policy so none of the fishes are permanent residents and are from the local area. There are also touching tanks where you can handle such things as starfish and sea cucumbers....More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ucluelet Aquarium looks modest from the outside, and on the inside is just one big room. However, it is a treasure trove of fascinating and beautiful sights. The variety of local fish and many other marine creatures is comprehensive and well presented. The staff...More

Thank MartinVictoriaBC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take the family! The staff was great, very knowledgeable and quick to come to your aid if you needed help handling the fish or had a question about the exhibit. Lots to look at, they definitely care about their creatures and I...More

Thank MommaZA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first catch and release aquarium which is a very interesting program. Great for children where they can touch small creatures. Up close to fish and octopus. We were asked to wash our hands before touching the sea creatures. Unfortunatey there was no soap or...More

Thank Mitzy570
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reason we stopped in at the Aquarium was because it was raining that afternoon ! The staff is incredible and so very knowledgeable. The exhibits were are amazing and we learned much. Visiting the Aquarium was probably the highlight of our stay in...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a rainy day, this is a great place to spend an hour or so. Its "catch and release" policy is unique. Although just one large room, it's well organized and packed with a variety of different tanks, including some touch tanks. A bit pricey...More

Thank Fang4
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The aquarium was a wonderful way of seeing life below the surface of the water. It was educational and fascinating. It was wonderful to be able to actually touch some of the sea life. Fabulous for children and adults.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
when does the ucluelet aquarium close for the season
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.
Can I bring my small dog at the aquarium
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.
All reviews mention that the fee for this aquarium is :"pricey"....what is the fee? Thanks!
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