Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Stanley Park's biggest draw, the aquarium is home to 9,000 water-loving creatures - including sharks, dolphins, Amazonian caimans, and a somewhat shy octopus. There's also a small, walk-through rainforest area full of birds, butterflies, and turtles. Check out the iridescent jellyfish tank and the two sea otters that eat the way everyone should: lying on their backs using their chests as plates.
Beluga whales whistle and blow water at onlookers in the icy-blue Arctic Canada exhibit, while in the Amazon rainforest, an hourly rainstorm falls in an atrium filled with three-toed sloths, stunning blue and green poison tree frogs, and even piranhas. For a local perspective, check out the Pacific Canada exhibit, where you can see Pacific salmon, giant Pacific Octopus, Stellar see lions, and a Pacific white-sided dolphin.
The first city visited on my tour and I was so impressed with this service. Well worth booking Hop-on Hop-off before leaving home. Friendly, imformative driver. Excellent.
Highly recommended! Great way to get a quick overview of the city.
Excellent. Great tour guide; extremely well organized.
The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is located in Stanley Park, on the southeast end. It’s easily accessible via public transportation and the park shuttle. Nearby attractions include the Japanese Monument, the Seawall Promenade, Vancouver Children’s Zoo, and many restaurants.