If you are travelling with kids make sure to take the little ones to this awesome attraction in Stanley Park. The Vancouver Aquarium is a research center, a tourist attraction and in general a great place to be in. The fact that it is a research center only adds to its experience. Kids and Adults alike find this place to be hugely informative while being incredibly fun too.
You will get to see an amazing variety of marine animals here. The very adorable Beluga whales are an attraction that really shouldn’t be missed here. The Penguins are equally fascinating. They also have several interactive areas where you can get up close and personal with the animals and shows which are a lot of fun. The exhibits are sorted into different regions so you will get to see fish from the topics, the arctic, Canada and around the world.
If you are an animal lover, the conservation activities and the educational films are sure to interest you. Hence as an educational, entertaining attraction, the aquarium is a must visit.Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Vancouver Itinerary 4 Days.
- Best time to visit during winter season on weekdays is from 12pm or after 2pm.
- Best time to visit during summer season is prior 11am or after 4pm.
- Adult: $36
- Seniors 65+, youth (13-18), student: $27
- Children (4-12): $21
- Children (3 and under): Free admission
- On seasonal or statutory holiday weekends: 9:30am–6:00pm
- Check the official website for the holiday dates.
- For group rates check the official website.
- Bus #19 to Stanley Park
- Skytrain to BURRARD station
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90.96% of people who visit Vancouver include Vancouver Aquarium in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
74.8% of people start their Vancouver Aquarium visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Vancouver Aquarium
91.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vancouver Aquarium
I could visit this place weekly. Love it here. Brought the girls I'm a Nanny for. Great place for children and adults alike. The animals are very well cared for and they really promote being better to our world; especially our Oceans. Self supporting and so charitable to promoting being ocean wise to the upcoming generation. The 4D movies are awesome!
The Vancouver Aquarium was exceptional! My niece was route from Italy and she had never seen anything like it. The shows that we went to were fantastic. When the shows were over the staff were happy to talk to us. We saw the 4D movie, and they had a great exhibit of all the trash that is in the sea. Is definitely very sad to see our oceans in this state. All of the staff were helpful and friendly, and I would definitely recommend it to anybody who is visiting Vancouver
Another great family day at the Aquarium. Fantastic place for all ages. High recommended due to the quality exhibits. Great mix of education and things to experience. Recommend proper outside clothing as some of the best areas are not covered.
I really like this aquarium! Its so fun to listen to the sea lions and watch the penguins stand around! Inside they have lots of zones and lots to look at - the tropics is a favourite spot to check out all sorts or “free range” critters and enjoy some natural noise! We have been members for several years and plan to continue our membership
I can say, definitely this is one of the best places I have visited in Vancouver BC, it's a must see place for sure! Amazing creatures are out there, great stuff, who are doing great job keeping this working... The most interesting for me was jellyfish! There were some incredible species of those creatures and was really east to do good photos due to clean glasses of aquariums.. Dolphins and the show with them was also interesting and fun! For sure check it out when you are there!