Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver

4.3
#1 of 17 in Zoos & Aquariums in British Columbia
Come face-to-face with an array of exotic marine creatures at Vancouver Aquarium. Established in 1950, the aquarium houses more than 50 species of amphibians alongside 300 species of fish. You can admire several rare dolphins and beluga whales at the site, which participates in a number of ocean conservation projects. Reserve your tickets in advance, as the attraction can sell out. To visit Vancouver Aquarium and other attractions in Vancouver, use our Vancouver trip maker app .
Create an itinerary including Vancouver Aquarium
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Vancouver Aquarium Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
8,080 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • The aquarium is very large and laid out by region. Lots of unique species and informative. It gets VERY crowded and hot/humid as a result. Still worth it if you dig undersea life! Lots of activities a...  more »
  • Beautiful place with lots of fish, anemones, jellyfish. I was expecting more varieties. 4D film included in the price. Admission $38/adult. Allow about 2 hours for the visit.
    View original
Google
  • This place is amazing. So much to see.. frogs, sea lion, walrus penguins, seahorses, sea turtles and sloths are just a few of the attractions. You could easily spend three hours minimum here. Great entertainment and learning about our oceans for kids and adults. The Vancouver Aquarium has an exceptional display called Vortex by Douglas Coupland focusing on plastics in the ocean. If you live locally than a membership is definitely worth it.
  • The Vancouver Aquarium was exceptional! My niece was route from Italy and she had never seen anything like it. The shows that we went to were fantastic. When the shows were over the staff were happy to talk to us. We saw the 4D movie, and they had a great exhibit of all the trash that is in the sea. Is definitely very sad to see our oceans in this state. All of the staff were helpful and friendly, and I would definitely recommend it to anybody who is visiting Vancouver.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Vancouver

View all >
4.8
Duration: 5​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 3​h

Side trips from Vancouver

4.5
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in Vancouver

4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Parks in Vancouver

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Vancouver

View all >
3.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Vancouver

4.0
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 4​h