Ocean Wise / Vancouver Aquarium

  • 845 Avison Way
  • Stanley Park
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 3X8
  • Phone: 604.659.3474
COVID-19 Operating Status: OPEN
COVID-19 Reopen Date Effective 06/26/2020

With over 70,000 amazing aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, what will you see today? While following our new one-way flow through six-zones and 86 indoor and outdoor exhibits you’ll see the mesmerizing jellyfish and say hi to the adorable sea otters, as well as the free-roaming animals found in the popular Amazon gallery. You'll also visit the Treasures of the BC Coast gallery to discover the unique and breath-taking animals that live in BC’s local waters, including the Pacific octopus. The Vancouver Aquarium is located minutes from downtown in world famous Stanley Park. 

On your visit, you will also learn about serious conservation issues facing the oceans today, such as ocean pollution and overfishing. Did you know that over 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans each year? Did you know that only 48% of the major fish stocks in Canadian waters are considered healthy? 

On-site amenities include a delicious Café and a colorful and aquatic-themed gift shop. The Vancouver Aquarium is open 365 days a year. All visitors and members must purchase/reserve a timed ticket in advance of their visit, and select a specific date and time for their visit. Telephone 604-659- FISH or dive in to to learn more!

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COVID-19 Updates

  • COVID-19 Operating Status::
    • OPEN
  • COVID-19 Reopen Date Effective: 2020-06-26


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  • Seasons Of Operation:
    • All
  • Year Last Renovated: 2014
  • Year Opened: 1956


  • Buy Out:
  • Largest Private Room Capacity: 2000
  • Less than 10 min walk from Convention Centre:
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  • Max Capacity Banquet: 2000
  • Max Capacity Reception: 2000
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    • Breakfast
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  • Distance from Convention Centre (Kms): 3

Facility Info

  • Largest Room 14650
  • Total Sq. Ft. 18350
  • Number of Rooms 5

June 26, 2020 - August 31, 2020

It’s o-fish-al! After being closed for more than three months, the Vancouver Aquarium will reopen to the public on Friday, June 26 . Every ticket purchased will help ensure the future of the not-for-profit Vancouver Aquarium. Safety of visitors, staff and animals remains the Vancouver Aquarium’s top priority. In accordance with Government guidelines, the Vancouver Aquarium will offer a new, time-ticketed, one-way flow experience that will allow visitors to encounter the wonder of our ocean, safely and in a crowd-free… more