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Ucluelet Aquarium

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180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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Small but great

We travelled down from Tofino to take a look and it was great. The staff were very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
marl_b
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Leeds, UK
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Not all that, sad to say.

Underwhelming, not really much to see. Over priced for wha you get. Fine for little kids,otherwise... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
ovishunter300mag
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Spuzzum, Canada
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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%
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“sea creatures” (59 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-726-2782

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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

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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.

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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.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Catch and release, great info and all local, small but a lot of interaction with ocean species. Great for kids

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Cool that they put them back into the ocean! Can touch some and learn about others. It was packed at first.

Thank dawino
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to the aquarium in June of this year. The biologists on site work there all year round, are interested in their work and are willing to share their knowledge about the marine life they likely found themselves. We saw much...More

Thank Pat C
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Went along as a big group so quite a big bill..the tanks are great..really good views of the fish. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable, they really enhance the place. Spent a very interesting couple of hours there. Would really recommend.

Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Small but perfectly formed. All creatures are catch and release back into the local area and exist in seawater that is pumped through along with all the micronutrients etc

Thank latusb
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Worht a stop. All the animals and plants are from the area and released at the end of the summer. The cold water of the Barkley sound keeps them happy in the various touch tanks. We happily studied the creatures in the tanks and asked...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

You will need to balance the cost of this activity versus your 'entertainment' budget. Not everyone in my family needed to go in. $14 for each adult. My wife and my sister in law finished looking in 30 minutes while I stayed with my kids...More

Thank Ed L
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cubankid
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.
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robert42348
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.
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BBC48
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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