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!

Facility Info

  • 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

October 19, 2018

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, Vancouver Embark on a culinary journey though the galleries of Vancouver Aquarium® during Toast to the Coast, Ocean Wise’s annual fundraising gala, presented by CIBC. Enjoy gourmet dishes from top Ocean Wise® Seafood restaurants as well as signature B.C. wines, craft spirits and beer during this lively cocktail party. The night continues with an electrifying after party, complete with dancing and late night nibbles. Food and beverages are included with the ticket… more

October 31, 2018

Celebrate Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium’s next After Hours event and have a fang-tastic good time. Leave the kids with the sitter, come in costume, grab a beer or glass of wine and a snack and learn about the spooktacular animals that call the Aquarium home. Tickets are available online only. Purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment as the event often sells out in advance. more

October 31, 2018

With goblin sharks, skeleton shrimp, bloodworms, vampire squid, and even ghost gear, the ocean can be a scary place sometimes. Once the trick-or-treating is over and the kids are tucked in bed, dress in your Halloween-best and head to the Aquarium for a spooky soiree. more