Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, British Columbia

845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Phone: 604-659-3521
URL: http://www.vanaqua.org/
Hours: Mon-Sun 9:30 am - 5 pm
Price: Adults: $21; Seniors, Students: $16; Children (4-12): $13; Children under 4: Free

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Los Angeles, California

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  • Visited: 2013-06-01
  • Submitted: 2013-06-27 03:24:38.0
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Very nice layout and selection of fish

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The dolphin show and 4D movie are great!

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Los Angeles, California

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  • Visited: 2013-06-01
  • Submitted: 2013-06-27 03:18:50.0
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Great aquarium. Most animals are rescued.

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Make sure you watch he dolphin show.

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Saratoga Springs, New York

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  • Visited: 2008-08-01
  • Submitted: 2013-01-14 17:29:04.0
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Great Aquarium in a great city

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Arrive early, make sure you schedule time and plan to hit the various shows. Years later some of the fun songs of the aquarium singers fill my head. My 10 year old and I still sing a song about a Beluga whale we learned when he was two on a visit here. Make sure you get through Vancouver before rush hour or this location can be hard to get to.

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Submitted by: Sunshine M.

I am a repeat offender.  Try to bum 50% off coupons off friends with Entertainment & Vancouver Attraction coupon books.  If you have to pay full price-it's still worth it! We are finally learning not to go at 3:30 PM and madly fly around until closing time.  Go earlier in the day and you will have time to see the exhibits and the animals will be active.   Before living in BC I thought the BC Coast area would be boring.  It rocks!  Look at the pics above each exhibit to see what the serene water areas look like, then look in the tanks to see the enchanted underwater world unfold. Try to catch Kila the beluga playing peeka-boo before a show.  Go outside to see the playful otters and then go back inside to warm...

Submitted by: Sarah M.

This is definitely one of the best aquariums I've been to, hands down. I've been on an aquarium kick recently and it beats San Francisco, Honolulu, and Seattle any day. This place is located in the heart of Stanley Park and is much bigger than most aquariums that I've been to - there's just a ton to do. They have a rainforest display, sea turtles, dolphins, and beluga whales which were my favorite exhibits. On a Sunday afternoon, it was extremely crowded with crying kids and parents - although I was surprised at the number of couples that came here as well. I felt less creepy coming here than I usually do. :) Luckily it was a beautiful day and we were happy to go outside to see the sea otters, whales, dolphi...

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