A sanctuary in the heart of Stanley Park, Vancouver Aquarium , an Ocean Wise initiative, is home to amazing aquatic life. Since opening in 1956, the award-winning non-profit organization has connected more than 40 million people from around the world to our oceans and all the wonders within them.


Vancouver Aquarium is also Ocean Wise headquarters, where scientists, educators and conservation experts do their work, not only to protect our oceans but to inspire others to join in their mission.


Step into Vancouver Aquarium and experience nearly 135,000 square feet of engaging and educational exhibits. With more than 50,000 animals representing almost 800 incredible species and unique opportunities to come up close with some of the world’s most elusive creatures, every visit is sure to be unforgettable.


Do you think Vancouver Aquarium is the 'Best Aquarium'? Place your vote! 

Vancouver Aquarium has been nominated as 'Best Aquarium' in USA Today's 10Best Reader's Choice travel award contest. Place your vote and help your local Aquarium win this highly-contested title. 

Here's how: 

  1. Head to http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-aquarium/ and place your vote. 
  2. Set a reminder to do this daily (or twice daily). You can vote once every 12 hours until April 30.  
  3. Share the contest with your friends and family via social media and encourage them to vote daily too. 


Voting ends Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 11:59am EDT and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT, then later on USA TODAY.