Ocean Wise / Vancouver Aquarium

  • 845 Avison Way
  • Stanley Park
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 3X8
  • Phone: 604.659.3474

With over 50,000 amazing aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, what will you see today? Stop by and say hi to the adorable sea otters, or come see the mesmerizing jellyfish. Enjoy daily dolphin, shark and sea otter shows, as well as the free-roaming animals found in the popular Amazon gallery. And make sure to 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. You can also immerse yourself in the 4D Experience Theatre, which combines the high-definition excitement of a 3D film with thrilling sensory effects!

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?

Located minutes from downtown in world famous Stanley Park, visitors to the Vancouver Aquarium can participate in personalized, hands-on Animal Encounters with sea otters, dolphins, penguins and Steller sea lions. Animal Encounters must be booked in advance of your visit.

On-site amenities include a delicious Café, the Clownfish Cove children’s play area and a colorful and aquatic-themed gift shop. The Vancouver Aquarium is open 365 days a year from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (with extended summer hours). Telephone 604-659- FISH or dive in to to learn more!

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  • Year Last Renovated: 2014
  • Year Opened: 1956


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  • Largest Private Room Capacity: 2000
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  • Distance from Convention Centre (Kms): 3

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

Open Daily Stanley Park, Vancouver Discover the hidden secrets of the oceans with this Vancouver Aquarium admission ticket. During your visit, admire over 50,000 different species of marine life including dolphins, sharks and otters. Learn about marine conservation at the Pacific Canada Pavilion and catch any of the exciting shows at your leisure. Explore the aquarium's interactive exhibits, and gain insight into the creatures' life-cycles and habitats. See three-toed sloths and piranhas in the Amazon rainforest, handle… more

February 14, 2020

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Vancouver Aquarium will be offering Vancouver’s most romantic dining experience. Indulge in a 3-course meal specially prepared by our Executive Sous Chef as you’re serenaded by our live soloist. Also included with your delicious meal is two glasses of premium wine. As well as a delicious meal in an amazing setting, you’re in for a treat when you meet our special guest. Dress to impress because you’ll be meeting one of our flipper-footed friends who always wears a tuxedo. (Hint: it’s a… more

February 14, 2020

Ever wondered what goes down when animals get down? Come along to Valentine’s Day After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium and learn all about the romantic side of the animal kingdom. So, grab your sole mate and enjoy an unforgettable evening: Listen to live music by Canadian singer-songwriter Melanie Dekker. Fascinating talks and shows including: How They Do It On The Discovery Channel with our veterinary staff, I Chews You: How Sharks Make Their Move and Fornication Relations in BC waters. Everyone loves a date at the… more

February 15, 2020 - February 17, 2020

This Family Day weekend we are celebrating with FREE entrance for children (age 0-12). Join us for a weekend adventure surrounded by over 60,000 aquatic creatures. With amazing exhibits and special shows and programs, there’s something for family members young and old: Ever wanted to meet a penguin? Now’s your chance! Get to know this fascinating animal during the Meet a Penguin show, daily in the Teck Engagement Gallery. Take an imaginary underwater journey during Story Time, at 10.15 a.m. all weekend. Wetsuit not… more

February 20, 2020

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is back! Who will be crowned the 2020 Chowder Chowdown Champion? Come along on February 20th and witness 12 of Vancouver’s top chefs go head-to-head in the hopes of winning the coveted title. Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown gives guests the opportunity to taste delectable original chowders, local craft beer and vote for your favourite, all while supporting of sustainable seafood – it really is the ‘can’t miss’ event on Vancouver’s foodie scene. Ticket price includes chowder, complimentary… more

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