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Vancouver Aquarium

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  • 845 Avison Way
  • Stanley Park
  • Vancouver BC V6B 3X8
  • Phone: 604.659.3474
  • Fax: 604.659.3515
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The Vancouver Aquarium is home to over 70,000 fascinating creatures including majestic beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, curious sea otters, harbour seals and Steller sea lions!


You’ll also find moon jellies, the Scarlet ibis, anacondas, a sea turtle, giant Pacific octopus, sharks, moray eels, three-toed sloths and thousands of brilliantly-coloured fish. Plus, you’ll enjoy our daily dolphin and beluga sessions, shark dives and sea otter feeds.


Visitors to the Vancouver Aquarium can participate in our personalized, hands-on Animal Encounters including training and feeding the beluga whales, sea otters, dolphins and Steller sea lions.


The Vancouver Aquarium, in world-famous Stanley Park, first opened in 1956. Beginning with a one-story building, several displays and seven staff members, the Aquarium has grown into a thriving 90,000 square-foot facility with almost 400 employees, 900 volunteers and nearly 1 million visitors each year.


The Aquarium celebrated its 50th anniversary with the opening of Aquaquest – the Marilyn Blusson Learning Centre. Aquaquest is a ‘green’ building (built to LEED Gold standards) and is home to interactive exhibits, Clownfish Cove (our children’s area), a theatre, an environmental newsroom, classrooms and a wet lab.


The Vancouver Aquarium is a self-supporting non-profit dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct action. Through its visionary programs and the hard work of its staff and volunteers, the Vancouver Aquarium is Canada’s largest and one of the five largest in North America.


Long-established as a global leader in marine research, education and conservation, the Aquarium offers visitors an unforgettable experience through face-to-face engagement with a wide array of amazing animals.

The Vancouver Aquarium is open 365 days a year from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (with extended summer hours). Telephone 604-659-FISH or dive in to vanaqua.org to learn more!

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Meeting Facilities

Largest Rooms: 14650.00
Total Sqft.: 18350.00

Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise and Naramata Bench Wineries Association present Wine for Waves

  • Location: Four Seasons Hotel
  • Address: 791 Georgia St West, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4

Presented by Vancouver Aquarium and Naramata Bench Wineries Association. Be the first to experience the spring release wines from the Naramata Bench ... http://www.vanaqua.org/wineforwavesView Details

Vancouver Aquarium presents "Up Close"

  • Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6B 3X8
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Ever wonder what it takes to care for over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium? Until April 30, experience aquatic life like never ... http://www.vanaqua.orgView Details

Vancouver Aquarium presents - Night at the Aquarium

  • Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

A Spectacular Evening to Benefit the Conservation of Our Oceans Be amongst the first to attend the grand opening gala in a stunning new setting. ... http://www.vanaqua.org/experience/todayView Details

Vancouver Aquarium Presents 4-D Experience "Planet Earth: Shallow Seas"

  • Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience In this 15-minute epic 4-D adventure, hear the power of the ocean's waves as they crash along the shoreli... http://www.vanaqua.org/experience/todayView Details

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