We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Stanley Park Aquarium”
Review of Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium
Book In Advance
More Info
US$29.13*
and up
Vancouver Aquarium Admission
More Info
US$75.29*
and up
Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Lookout Observation Deck and Vancouver...
Ranked #9 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sea otters, steller sea lions and 50,000 other aquatic creatures await your arrival at Canada’s largest aquarium. Long-established as a global leader in marine research, education and conservation, the Vancouver Aquarium offers visitors an unforgettable experience through face-to-face engagement with a wide array of amazing animals. You can also immerse yourself in the 4D Experience Theatre, which combines the high-definition excitement of a 3D film with thrilling sensory effects! Find out for yourself why the Vancouver Aquarium is one of the world’s favourite aquariums..
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stanley Park Aquarium”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We went to Vancouver in the winter and decided to go to the aquarium. It was awesome way to spend a cold day since lots of exhibits are inside. We did see the out door shows such as dolphin and belugas. They were not to long so that we didn't freeze. Lots to see and do god way to spend a colder day.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank rocketgirlCanada
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

6,656 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3,571
    2,162
    703
    153
    67
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good but slightly expensive”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Ended up at the Vancouver Aquarium on the last day of holiday and queued for 30 mins for a tickets as we got there too early.

Paid fir the tickrts which was about c$29 approx for each adult.

Ok we were not expecting.to see aquatic animals galore however seeing some of the mammals in captivity made us realise how lucky we were to see orca in the wild!

The aquarium staff were very helpful and seeing the animals that were that was an experience. My favourite were the jelly fish for.some reason and being the kids I am finding all the animals from Nemo!

Glad we got there early as the more time inside the busy it got with groups of various sizes.

The aquarium seemed very proactive on providing a brilliant service for those hard of hearing and for those with autism which was brilliant to see. They had sign language staff and were great with everyone.

Make sure to take your camera for some amazing photos too.

Glad we visited but thought entry was a bit pricy however for the experience it was good.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Mrsdibs79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“All new look and new things to see”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I've been to the aquarium one year ago and I must say its really changed. We had a great time with my kids and stayed there for 3 hours. Parking is outrageously expensive 3,25/h so go by public transportation it will give you a discount. Don't expect a super restaurant but the snack is very good and sandwiches are tasty. If you want to take nice pictures I recommend bringing a tripod because some exhibits are quite dark.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Livings0ne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice but too Expensive”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

It's got pretty nice view and lots of amazing things to see. However, I think it is quite expensive.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank Linda02140
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

At the time we went, the aquarium was undergoing a refurbishment which meant a lot of areas were closed. Queues for food were ridiculous & when I arrived at the counter they had run out of food and had to starting cooking food from frozen state. Poor!. Loved the baby beluga whale

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Linda W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Vancouver Aquarium also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Vancouver Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing