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- Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6046593474
- Ticket Price: 36 CAD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Aquarium, Entertainment, Family And Kids
Vancouver Aquarium - Review
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.
Vancouver Aquarium Information
- 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.
Vancouver Aquarium Ticket Prices
- Adult: $36
- Seniors 65+, youth (13-18), student: $27
- Children (4-12): $21
- Children (3 and under): Free admission
Vancouver Aquarium Hours
- 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.
How To reach Vancouver Aquarium by Public Transport
- Bus #19 to Stanley Park
- Skytrain to BURRARD station
Restaurants Near Vancouver Aquarium
- White Spot
- Cardero’s Restaurant
- Kintaro Ramen
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Things to Know Before Visiting Vancouver Aquarium
91.15% of people who visit Vancouver include Vancouver Aquarium in their plan
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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
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Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Reviews
The Vancouver Aquarium is always fun! Keep in mind this aquarium is for educating purposes and not for entertainment. They tend to love jellyfish as you see them right when you enter the aquarium and they got a particular spot where they have different types of jellyfish. I definitely liked the rain forest area as it was more unexpected from an aquarium. I really wanted to see the sloth, but couldn't find him/her :(. I have been there a few times and never have luck see the sloth. Of course at the very end you will be leaving through the gift shop. The gift shop itself actually offers quiet a lot of products - plush, key chains, home goods, and clothing. Overall, it was an amazing experience.
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!
I love visiting this aquarium and have gone several times over the years. If you live in the area, definitely get a membership because individual tickets are quite expensive. Sometimes there's sales like on family day too. It's more focused on conservation than a lot of aquariums, so it's not as fancy as some, but I like how you can get up close to big tanks and explore different zones that correspond to different parts of the ocean along BCs coast. They also have the 4d theatre, which is fun, a whole section full of jellyfish, and quite a few otters that are always adorable to watch. Can get pretty crowded with kids, so I really like the special evening adult events where you can wander the galleries with some wine, and they have other stuff for members like early openings and special events so you can visit with less of a crowd. There are a couple play zones for toddlers, as well as exhibits that work well for ages, and you can definitely spend a few hours at a time. There are a bunch of spots with steps, but there's always an elevator or ramp alternate route so it works well for the elderly and strollers. They used to have whales and dolphins and stuff, but now it seems to be mostly seals and sea lions and penguins outside. I like the ecosystem tanks with fish anyways, but whale lovers will be disappointed. There aren't a ton of indoor things to do in Vancouver with kids, so I like having the aquarium to take my nephews to (though I go alone just as often. . .) Pro tip: if you find the galleries a bit busy, check the signs for shows. Things tend to clear out right when a new outdoor show or 4d theatre showing starts, and then you can have a more peaceful and unobstructed experience.
Love the Vancouver Aquarium! Lots of different exhibits to see. Great place to spend the day for kids and adults. The staff and volunteers are really friendly and knowledgeable. I think it's a great place because its focused on education and conservation more than just entertainment. But not to say it's not entertaining! It's also located in beautiful Stanley Park, but I hardly see the park at all because I usually end up spending all day in the aquarium!
I always enjoy visiting the Vancouver Aquarium. I purchased a membership even though I'm only in Vancouver a few times a year. I find it to be well worth the price. The exhibits are always well maintained and the animals are happy and healthy. Unlike SeaWorld, the shows at Vancouver Aquarium are much less about "entertainment" and more about research and maintaining the animals health. The show is a part of their constant research of animal health and behavior that instead of doing behind the scenes, is done where the public can watch and the animals can interact with more than just the trainers. If you have an afternoon to go you won't regret it.