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Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

Aquarium
Stanley Park, Vancouver
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  • Pauline
    "The perfect place to see penguins and sharks."(7 Tips)
    Bobby K.
    "Sea Otters are the absolute best!"(5 Tips)
    Itamar K.
    "... seat too close at the 4D movie, or the 3D effect won't work well"(5 Tips)
    Tom M.
    "4D Show was amazing!"(3 Tips)
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  • Simo
    SimoSeptember 6, 2014
    if u have two adults going, buy one adult membership and you get one free admission along with it, price almost the same as buying two adult ticket, plus you get discount on most purchase and food.
  • Krıstófer-Þórır D.
    Certainly the most biutiful aquarium i've visited.. Dnt miss the show w/ white Beluga *.* ♡
  • Paige H.
    Paige HunterJuly 25, 2016
    This place looks great since they finished the renovations. Tons of cool exhibits both indoors and outdoors. Great place for a fun date or to spend time with family.
  • Tariq H.
    Tariq HossenbuxMarch 28, 2015
    Be sure to check out as many shows as you can and leave a whole day to do it. Everything is very humane and well done@plus they have a great 4d film!
  • Muse4Fun
    Muse4FunJanuary 21
    Great place to send the day! Lots of things to see and do! Learn about Chester & Helen, the awesome dolphins. You can even touch the rays in the water!
  • Nico P.
    Nico PitneyMay 18, 2016
    "Canada’s largest aquarium and a world leader in conservation efforts; more than 70,000 animals; trainer-led shows include beluga whales, dolphins, sea lions, and sea otters; hands-on tidal pool"
  • Tulani
    TulaniAugust 7, 2014
    Wonderful aquarium right in the park. Terrific live shows, 4D theater and informative, well presented exhibits. Clownfish Cove is a fun spot for the under 8 kids.
  • Carmen B.
    Carmen BecerrilJuly 4, 2016
    If you already bought your entrance pass but reconsider and want the membership benefits, you can apply what you already paid towards the anual membership (worth it if you pay for 2 people or more)
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KlosNovember 26, 2014
    There are short feature programs focusing on different animals every hour: penguin program is good, so is the one on whales.
  • Starskreem T.
    Starskreem TSeptember 2, 2016
    Lovely aquarium right in Stanley Park. If you arrive after 4.30pm you can get in again the next day free.
  • Jessalynne P.
    Jessalynne PetersJuly 4, 2016
    The sea otters are adorably cute. And there is something for everyone: frogs, jellyfish, whales, even bats. The food is overpriced, but that's no surprise.
  • Carmen C.
    Carmen ChuOctober 31, 2011
    Next, a trip to the Aquarium was incredibly enjoyable as I find aquatic animals very fascinating! For thrill-seekers, try the 4D experience! It’s exhilarating!
  • Beth E.
    Beth EvansMay 18, 2013
    You'll get the best view of dolphins and sea lions performing if you go during an informal feeding time (around noon when I went).
  • Jaimie Lee R.
    Jaimie Lee RohrbachAugust 24, 2014
    Great place to see, nice walk into Stanley Park with an icecream. Dolphins show was impressive!
  • Josh A.
    Josh AndalloMay 20, 2014
    The 4D movies are pretty fun to experience. Not to mention they come with admission price. :)
  • Julio V.
    Julio ValdiviezoFebruary 1, 2015
    Great shows! Make sure you carefully check the schedule.The sea otters are adorable, as well as the belugas and dolphins
  • Charlotte J.
    Charlotte JonesMarch 15, 2016
    Sizeable place - can spend a good hour or two here. I have to say - the tanks for some animals seem too small. I also don't like the shows they put on - it should be about conservation in my opinion.
  • Darrin L.
    Darrin LathamFebruary 11, 2015
    Great place - beautiful renovations , great place to take the kids or big kids ( like me )
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonAugust 7, 2014
    The best aquarium I've ever visited. They basically hade to throw me out after four hours!
  • Shaun M.
    Shaun MarkoMarch 18, 2014
    Buy $6 all day parking. You will enjoy your time not being rushed to cram it all in under 2 hours.
  • Taryn L.
    Taryn LangemannAugust 30, 2012
    One of the marmosets really like kids and will chase you back and forth across the habitat on the other side of the glass.
  • Improv A.
    Improv AnywhereApril 14, 2015
    We love the Aquarium and all its habitants. Parking can sometimes be an issue but it's all fun inside.
  • Vinícius G.
    Vinícius GessnerJanuary 17, 2014
    AWESOME PLACE ... A VIP tour is amazing ... Enjoy
  • Nick J.
    Nick JonesMarch 5, 2016
    The Arctic area is excellent with a large array of well looked after animals.
  • Adam James Realty
    Adam James RealtyAugust 4, 2014
    Instead of lining up at the front gate for a ticket, use the fast check-ins along the side and skip the line ups. They only accept credit cards.
  • cyprien
    cyprienJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the 'free' app snappz. 3 QR code locations then you (or your kids) need $3.99 to unlock. Better to just be creative & make up a game to keep kids engaged. Feels like a cash grab!
  • Joshua P.
    Joshua PetersJuly 3, 2016
    The beluga whales were cute. Lots of interesting things to see. Very expensive though.
  • James W.
    James WongOctober 3, 2012
    If you haven't done it before, the 4D experience is well-worth 1/2 the price of your admission.
  • CY L.
    CY LeeJanuary 8, 2016
    Must go spot with your kids. Never disappointed even if you are no more kid!
  • Rod P.
    Rod PhillipsMay 17, 2012
    At around 2pm they feed the Dolphins. Not a regular show but the trainer puts them through some skills and there is less people
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon McBrideJuly 15, 2016
    I liked the outdoor sector with seals, whales and penguins. We don’t have this at other aquariums in Canada.
  • Camilla H.
    Camilla HansenApril 14, 2016
    Very nice aquarium, entrance is 31CAD (33 if you donate 2 dollars)
  • Taylor H.
    Taylor HurleyMarch 21, 2012
    Membership is worth it: skip the line, free entrance for a friend and discounts for the rest :)
  • Jane Y.
    Jane YangJuly 14, 2012
    Try to catch the dolphin show. Go there first, then the aquarium. It's outside in the back.
  • Manil
    ManilAugust 10, 2014
    The After Hours events are fun, time after time. Jellyfish! Otters! Frogs! Of course there are dolphins.
  • Carmen B.
    Carmen BecerrilJuly 4, 2016
    If you already pay the entrance but reconsider and want to buy the membership and get the benefits, you can apply what you a
  • Marcelo R.
    Marcelo RibeiroMay 31, 2012
    Great place to visit! Arrive early so you can watch the 4D movie.
  • Carmen B.
    Carmen BecerrilJuly 4, 2016
    If you buy the membership you can get a free adult pass and 20% off other tickets and purchases inside.
  • Daisy H.
    Daisy H.December 28, 2014
    So many visitors and kids! Sea mammals are the most popular! Lots of fun.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MackayNovember 28, 2010
    Airline crew get in for free!! Just a small donation is encouraged and need your ID-well worth it, very cool afternoon out!!
  • Albert L.
    Albert LMarch 25, 2011
    Buy a membership and bypass the huge afternoon lines. It pays for itself in just two visits!
  • laurie D.
    laurie D-SMarch 12, 2013
    It's okay to bring your full travel coffee mug and packed lunch here. Lots of tables inside the aquarium
  • Grady H.
    Grady HarrisNovember 13, 2010
    If you have kids, buy a membership because they will want to come back over and over. Memberships also allow you to skip the line ups.
  • Timothy H.
    Timothy HewittMay 10, 2013
    Get the Snapz Vancouver Aquarium app to win prizes for your kids
  • Pauline
    PaulineMay 5, 2013
    The perfect place to see penguins and sharks. Fishes are classified by region, it's nice !
  • simon D.
    simon DangDecember 29, 2011
    You can skip the line if you buy tickets online with your phone, but buying with a smartphone takes longer
  • Karl G.
    Karl GroffJanuary 5, 2016
    Loved the false killer whale. He's super cute, and a little hopeless 😊
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceAugust 17, 2011
    The one thing that really struck me was the Amazon exhibit. Those things they have in the water there are really damn freaky. I don't ever want to go swimming in the Amazon! LOL
  • Ruud B.
    Ruud BrouwersJuly 8, 2016
    Awesome jellyfish. Beautifully enlighted
  • Kent S.
    Kent SpeakmanOctober 28, 2011
    Buy the passes from the Kiosk to avoid the long wait to get in
  • Mario C.
    Mario CentisJuly 30, 2013
    Make sure you check out the 4D movie. Great experience!
  • Michael R.
    Michael Rizzato1 week ago
    If the weather is poor Vancouver Aquarium is a good option
  • Joe V.
    Joe VassMay 11, 2010
    The Vancouver Aquarium has the mission to "conserve aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research, and direct action. It's a great! Read more
  • Carmen B.
    Carmen BecerrilJuly 4, 2016
    You can now experience the feeling of touching a manta
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KozakowMarch 12, 2015
    Sea Otters are the absolute best!
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth CarrollAugust 12, 2013
    Stay hydrated before entering the jungle area. It's very humid.
  • MorSe D.
    MorSe DudeNovember 14, 2014
    A butterfly section with not even one butterfly, but they did hsve a horny turtle trying to jump another. Very fast of course. Nice, but not what I expected...
  • WhistlerBlackcomb Mountain
    Vancouver Aquarium has a sustainable seafood program called Oceanwise. We work with them closely up here in Whistler.
  • Maiix W.
    Maiix WazouskyMarch 8, 2015
    They actually care about them. ❤️
  • David O.
    David ObelczJuly 5, 2014
    Parking? Parking? What parking? Drive here bring a hand grenade - blow up your car and claim on insurance after.
  • Jess @mini604
    Jess @mini604June 2, 2012
    Don't forget to use your Entertainment Book coupon for buy 1 get 1 free admission! =)
  • cnelson ︻.
    The jellyfish are mesmerizing
  • Laura H.
    Laura HoladayMay 24, 2012
    The two-toed sloth in the amazon exhibit was an awesome surprise!
  • Mimi X.
    Mimi XieOctober 18, 2013
    The Beluga Show is awesome no matter how old you are!
  • Christos V.
    Christos VeretanosJuly 5, 2013
    The 4d experience : highly recommended
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnJuly 6, 2015
    There are no longer any Orcas, but all the (other) shows are good.
  • Manu V.
    Manu VethMarch 21
    Probably the best tourist attraction in Vancouver
  • Angel H.
    Angel HernandezOctober 14, 2016
    You can take one person with you if you buy the membership.
  • Jen
    JenJune 2, 2010
    If you're going to watch the Dolphin Show, go early to get a good spot! Read more
  • Ross C.
    Ross CornwallFebruary 8, 2015
    Check this out - Its really big and worth the $
  • Malcolm L.
    Malcolm LalkakaJuly 15, 2016
    Lots to cover; leave about 3 hours to see it all
  • Dean G.
    Dean GuestAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can pay to have a one on one session with the dolphins and actually touch them at water level
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WakelingDecember 29, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for kids and adults of all ages. Our family enjoys it so much we bought a membership! Read more
  • Victor D.
    Victor DasFebruary 21, 2014
    Thanks @VancouverAqua for precious wild marine life rehab, research & conservation efforts.
  • Beth E.
    Beth EvansMay 18, 2013
    Do not go if you hate crowds or small children. It's curated in a way that you won't have trouble seeing anything, though.
  • Dina
    DinaMay 1, 2010
    Take the little people in your family to the aquarium - their enthusiasm and wonder is infectious!
  • Hany Y.
    Hany YoussefNovember 9, 2015
    Great collection of wild life
  • Joelle H.
    Joelle H.April 18, 2013
    One of the beat aquariums I've ever seen
  • Dee D.
    Dee De Los SantosJune 9, 2012
    Dont forget to visit Penguin Point!
  • Sam C.
    Sam CarsonAugust 11, 2016
    A great conservation focused aquarium
  • Erin K.
    Erin KApril 6, 2016
    Amazon exhibition was the best by far
  • Fed
    FedOctober 3, 2015
    Sea otters
  • Jillian L.
    Jillian LeeJune 22, 2013
    It's always a good time at the aquarium!
  • David B.
    David BrodieApril 2, 2010
    4D theatre is great! Might be too much for some kids but our 10 month old loved it.
  • RobbieG
    RobbieGMay 11, 2012
    Sit and watch the belugas. ALLLL day long. Mesmerizing.
  • jehn b.
    jehn benoitOctober 27, 2010
    Vancouver Aquarium. Go with your family. It is a great day of fun.
  • Mackenzie K.
    Mackenzie KimJune 18, 2012
    Try not to go on a rainy day, everyone seems to have the same idea.
  • Victor H.
    Victor HwangboDecember 26, 2015
    I just freaking love the Aquarium.
  • Sergio B.
    Sergio BiasiAugust 13, 2015
    Very nice attractive
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VencesOctober 1, 2015
    At the entry check the scheadules for all the activities
  • LuckyHighway7.com
    LuckyHighway7.comJuly 17, 2012
    After the show go visit the Penguin named after #hopebc
  • LuckyHighway7.com
    LuckyHighway7.comJuly 17, 2012
    Go visit the Penguin named after #hopebc
  • Jason L.
    Jason LowJune 2, 2010
    The 4D show is great, but two groups of very small kids left when they couldn't take it.
  • Dallas
    DallasFebruary 19, 2012
    Be sure to find the colourful poisionous frogs
  • R. Simon K.
    R. Simon KaebeJune 13, 2011
    Watch the 4D movie in the Vancouver Aquarium Read more
  • Diana Rose B.
    Diana Rose BartulinOctober 16, 2015
    The white belugas are so cute!
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PopMarch 24, 2013
    Love it! Nuff said!
  • Vancouver R.
    Vancouver RoofingDecember 18, 2010
    I just brought my family there my daughter that it was awesome!
  • Itamar K.
    Itamar KerenJanuary 11, 2011
    Don't seat too close at the 4D movie, or the 3D effect won't work well
  • Eliknahy A.
    Eliknahy AlvarezMay 9, 2016
    Plan the shows you want to see check the hours
  • Cyn D.
    Cyn DelgadilloFebruary 18, 2016
    Hermoso, es caro, pero vale lo que cuesta. La mayor parte de los mamíferos son rescatados y los tienen en excelentes condiciones. En marzo 2016 pondrán las manta rayas para poderlas tocar.
  • Lorena G.
    Lorena GarciniSeptember 24, 2015
    Me encantaron la exhibición de los peces tropicales , las medusas , los pingüinos y las ranas del Amazonas
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 29, 2014
    Excelente aquário que fica no Stanley Park. Vale a pena conhecer suas atrações marinhas!
  • Victoria-star G.
    Todo excepto el precio pero lo vale estar hasta el último minuto de los eventos lo vale aprovechar el día lo vale ... divino
  • Fimee M.
    Fimee MtzMarch 25
    Vale la pena llegar a la hora que abren, muy temprano, dos horas más tarde de está hora está muy lleno no se puede ni caminar, hay una cantidad de niños impresionante!
  • Daniela M.
    Daniela MagalhãesOctober 16, 2015
    Os animais são resgatados e a noção de preservação e consciência ambiental sempre é enfatizada :-)
  • Павел Б.
    Павел Б.November 7, 2014
    Интересно смотреть на рыб и животных, но шоу слабые
  • Javier A.
    Javier AlvaradoJuly 29, 2016
    Entre 25 y 40 dólares entrada, bina colección responsable
  • Fabiola C.
    Esta increíble los efectos de la película....
  • Doug R.
    Doug RayMay 28, 2013
    BELUGAS!! BELUGAS!! BELUGAS!! BELUGAS!! BELUGAS!! BELUGAS!!
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