Vancouver

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 vanaqua.org to learn more!

Facility Info

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