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Visiting Vancouver Aquarium

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Come and celebrate the largest marine wildlife display in Vancouver Aquarium. With a worldwide status of a leading marine science center, the Vancouver Aquarium is Canada's first public fishbowl which also takes proud in being the largest also. Opened in the year 1956, it welcomes more than one million visitors every year who come to explore the secrets of the sea and its inhabitants. In addition to being a preserving center for marine animals, it also helps to promote marine research, conservation, and rehabilitation. It boasts a spectacular and massive collection of nearly seventy thousand aquatic animal species. The amazing flora and fauna will entice you. Sprawling over a massive area of nearly nine thousand square meters, the Vancouver Aquarium is a unique display of wildlife in their natural look-alike environment. The design of the aquarium is such that it suits the inhabitants along with the visitors.

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Unleash the Fun at Vancouver Aquarium

Unleash the Fun at Vancouver Aquarium

The Galleries

The Galleries

The magnificent collection of the marine ecosystem residing inside the huge aquarium is grouped into categories or galleries to collect animals belonging to a particular zone at one single place. You will come across a variety of galleries which are home to many exciting animal species. The tropical paradise exhibits warm water animals from every corner of the world. Surround yourself with the vibrant, colorful, and full-of-life animals like the clownfish and the blacktip reef sharks, etc. Delve into the fascinating secrets of the large Indo-Pacific reef through the multimedia screens and interactive programs of the gallery. A trip to the Amazon gallery will let you sweep off the temperate climate of the city and plunge you in the humid environment of one of the biggest ecosystems in the world. Keep an eye on the scarlet ibises flying above your head, or enjoy the sight of the oh-so-lazy sloths, or even experience a thunderstorm. Travel from smooth flat areas to wave-swept rocky areas in the British Columbia coast which boasts a great diversity of habitats and animals. Enjoy the view of giant Pacific octopus in this gallery.

The Research center

The Research center

Vancouver Aquarium is world acclaimed attraction owing to its innovative ideas to preserve animals and also to entertain its visitors. The newly opened research center is proof of their unique ideas. You will get an opportunity to peep into the work of the professional naturalists who are working day and night to understand animal behaviors. You will get a glimpse of the marine mammal research taking place in the aquarium premises. The Aquarium's trainers and professionals will increase your knowledge by offering special marine animals presentations which equip you with good knowledge about these creatures and also demonstrate the relationship between the trainers and the animals.

The Touch Pools

The Touch Pools

This section of the aquarium will provide you with an opportunity to get hands-on with some interesting and colorful animals that rule the underwater world. Feel the thrill while touching some of the unique features of animals like anemones, sea stars, urchins, etc. Roll up your sleeves and drench your hands to experience something truly magical and beyond words. You can meet and touch British Columbia's invertebrates and intertidal animals. A volunteer will guide you all through this journey as you get hands-on with the beautiful creatures.

The Canada's Arctic

The Canada's Arctic

Canada's Arctic is one of the most popular sections of the aquarium which will engross you with the secrets of animals living beneath the white layer of ice. It is a vast, diverse and stunning section. Home to one of the largest archipelagos in the world and other animals living in the ice, it fosters awareness, understanding, and relationships between these animals and the environment. This gallery showcases that how human activities are causing adverse climatic changes, which in turn is affecting this ecosystem awfully. You would be surprised to see the vast array of life inhabiting the Arctic. With the guidance of the interpreters of the aquarium, you can explore this zone conveniently as also discover the rare secrets of the inhabitants.

The Story Time

The Story Time

Story Time is an interactive and learning program for kids and finds its place in the Engagement Gallery of the aquarium. The interpreters will take your young ones into the magical world of interesting characters and engaging stories related to marine life. Story Time gives wings to the imagination and creativity of its young talent by giving them opportunities to learn and explore the marine life in an exciting way.

Vancouver Aquarium Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets through this website. You can also purchase the tickets at the entrance gate of the venue.

How To Get Around?

You can explore the aquarium on foot.

What Should I Wear?

Choose a stylish short dress or a striped romper. Denim shorts with a cute crop top will make you stand out from the crowd. Boys should go for trousers with a t-shirt. For footwear choose comfortable flats, shoes, or bellies. Add oomph to your look with statement jewelry and a stylish handbag.

Vancouver Aquarium Facts

Best Time to Visit

Vancouver Aquarium is open 365 days a year. The best time to visit is between 10 am to 5 pm.


Currency is Canadian Dollar.

Will I Need a Guide?

No, you don't need a guide as this website provides you with all the information related to the attraction, that too free of cost!!!!!

How To Get There?

Vancouver has a state-of-the-art international airport, Vancouver International Airport, which can be easily accessed for traveling. You can also opt for roadways or railways depending upon your convenience.

Additional Info

Don't harm the animals in any way. Follow the instructions of the interpreters.

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