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“Rainy day adventure”
Review of Ucluelet Aquarium

Ucluelet Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Ucluelet
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Ucluelet Aquarium is closed for the 2017 season. We will re-open March 1st, 2018. See you then!
Reviewed 25 November 2017

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 good day to go. They have touch tanks where you can actually handle some of the sealife which was pretty cool. The highlight for us was the octopus! She was very active and put on a show for us, the keeper even fed her for us to watch. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

Thank Amy C
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"octopus"
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"catch and release"
in 134 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 60 reviews
"end of the season"
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"local sea life"
in 22 reviews
"rainy day"
in 43 reviews
"sea cucumbers"
in 28 reviews
"great for kids"
in 19 reviews
"knowledgeable staff"
in 19 reviews
"local fish"
in 7 reviews
"answer questions"
in 14 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
in 10 reviews
"sea water"
in 9 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 9 reviews
"crab"
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 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 quite exciting.
We really enjoyed our afternoon there and can definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Jasmin360
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 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 pollution. And when we went there was also an octopus a it was really cool. And the costumer service was friendly and seemed to know they’re facts. Recommend for family’s with young children.

Thank meadowac
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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 seen before. We loved their jellyfish tank.

Thank Steve B
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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 introduced in other aquariums as well. They also have a nice gift shop were I bought a great book.

Thank lisa7432
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