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Ucluelet Aquarium

Features Animals
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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You will love this place

The aquarium is really worth the time to experience it. The best part is that the folks working... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Donald M
Western Maine
via mobile
Very informative

Nice aquarium, very informative with enthusiastic staff. We liked the octopus who was very active... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Eline K
via mobile
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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 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is really worth the time to experience it. The best part is that the folks working there know their stuff and they really seem to enjoy sharing their expertise with others. An excellent collection of local specimens with a number of touch tanks....More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Nice aquarium, very informative with enthusiastic staff. We liked the octopus who was very active when we visited!

Thank Eline K
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Stopped in last week while visiting the area. It's a small aquarium, but I found the staff to be very informative about what they have on hand in their tanks. The species are all apparently local, and most are visitors on a 'kidnap and release'...More

Thank Janice F
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Found the aquarium on a rainy morning and had a super time going through it. Loved the catch and release process in place, every fall all living creatures are released back into the ocean. Staff was very friendly and informative. Thanks for a great visit.

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We spent over an hour looking at all the different sealife and talking to the local guides. They were very knowledgeable and explained principle of collecting the local sealife (to release after 9 months). Really enjoyed looking at all the different tanks and learning more...More

Thank Wenham
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We became members after our second time there. Though we live in Sooke we are there at least 3 times a year. One of the great things is the staff and volunteers are willing to talk about the displays and the science. It is educational...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We popped in for half and hour and stayed two hours. A very interesting, ethically sound aquarium, staffed with a young enthusiastic team.

Thank P V
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We travelled down from Tofino to take a look and it was great. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, explaining the tanks to us. The touch tanks were amazing, with star fish, urchins, and all sorts of seaweed. More than happy to pay the...More

Thank marl_b
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Underwhelming, not really much to see. Over priced for wha you get. Fine for little kids,otherwise i wouldn't waste my time or dollars.

Thank ovishunter300mag
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely way to spend an hour. Not very big, but interesting, especially the catch and released method of preservation.

Thank Paul W
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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

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