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  • Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 3E2, Canada
  • Hours: Daily 10am–5pm
  • Admission: Adults: $36, youth/seniors/students: $27, children: $21

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Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

The Vancouver Aquarium—Stanley Park's biggest tourist attraction—is home to more than 50,000 creatures including sharks, dolphins, penguins and otters, making it an ideal destination for families in the city. Canada's largest aquarium, the site is well-known for its research, marine stewardship and emphasis on learning, with exhibits such as the Pacific Canada Pavilion showcasing the region's bountiful marine life.

Both adults and children will enjoy the encounters program, which takes visitors behind the scenes with the aquarium's trainers. You can feed and help train the animals while learning about their lifestyles and habitats. In addition to the various shows that run every hour, travelers can wander to see beluga whales whistle in the icy Arctic Canada exhibit; check out the iridescent jellyfish tank; and catch the hourly rainstorm in the Amazon gallery, home to sloths, poison tree frogs and piranhas.

Practical Info

The Vancouver Aquarium is located on the southeastern end of Stanley Park, meaning the surrounding area is just as beautiful as what's inside. It is easily accessible via public transportation and the park shuttle. For those who wish to drive, there is plenty of paid parking. Nearby attractions include the totem poles at Brockton Point, the Seawall Promenade and the West End neighborhood's many restaurants.

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Vancouver Aquarium Admission

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Located inside Stanley Park, Vancouver Aquarium is home to some 50,000 marine life wonders. Use this prebooked admission ticket to skip the line and sail right ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Vancouver’s top sights are all mapped out for you to explore at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Hop aboard a San Francisco-style trolley ...  Read more

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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour

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Hit some of Vancouver's most popular sites on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Wind through Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more, while ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Vancouver City Sightseeing

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See Vancouver your way, on a private tour of the seaport city's major attractions and highlights. Spend as much time as you like at Stanley Park’s Brockton ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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