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If you're looking for an aquarium that is both fun and educational, the Vancouver Aquarium is a great choice.
It is one of Vancouver's most popular tourist destinations. There you can learn about marine animals and their habitats.
The staff at the aquarium are dedicated to rescuing marine animals and educating the public about them. They offer a variety of exhibitions that allow you to get up close and personal with the animals.
The Vancouver Aquarium is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life. Since opening in 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium has connected more than 40 million people from around the world to our oceans and all the wonders within them.
How Do I Plan My Visit?
The number of visitors allowed inside the aquarium is limited. All visitors will need to purchase a timed ticket from their website and select a specific date and time to visit. The last time available to enter is 4:00 pm as the aquarium closes at 5:30 pm
General Admission ticket prices may vary from day-to-day, but when you plan ahead you're guaranteed the lowest price at the time of booking. Once you arrive at the Aquarium, you are welcome to stay for the entire day. Most guests spend 90 minutes to two hours at the Aquarium.
They are selling tickets at the main entrance, however as availability is limited it is recommended you book your tickets in advance to guarantee your time slot.
Would You Like to Watch a 4D Movie?
The 4D movie is included with your admission, at no extra cost.
Please note that the 4D Theatre in on a first come, first serve basis and we are limiting capacity in the theatre. There are regular showings throughout the day.
What Else Can I Find in the Aquarium?
There are food and beverage available for purchase onsite:
- Coffee Bar: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Courtyard Café: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
- Upstream Bar + Grill (Weekends only): 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Bicycle Bistro (Open Seasonally - Accessed only from Stanley Park): 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- The Deck at Wild Coast Deck: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Don't forget about the Gift Shop which is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Do you want to becoma a Member?
Become a Vancouver Aquarium Member today to receive unlimited entry to the largest aquarium in Canada for one full year! You'll also enjoy exclusive access to member-only events, special discounts, and more.
If you are a current aquarium member, you can reserve your timed tickets online by logging into your membership account and then selecting from the available dates and times.