Vancouver Aquarium

A visit to the Vancouver Aquarium is as entertaining as it is educational

Located inside beautiful Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is Canada's largest aquarium and the fifth largest in North America.

Sea Otters holding hands at Vancouver Aquarium
Sea Otters holding hands at Vancouver Aquarium cc licensed flickr photo shared by mindluge

A very popular Vancouver attraction for over 50 years, it was the first Aquarium in the world to capture and display an Orca whale. Beluga whales, sea lions, sea otters and dolphins are just a few of the thousands of species on display. The Aquarium is currently home to about 300 species of fish, nearly 30,000 invertebrates and 56 species of amphibians and reptiles in over 160 aquatic displays. Displays are grouped into themed galleries. There is also a large gift shop.

A visit to the Vancouver Aquarium combined with a walk around the Stanley Park seawall is a memorable way to spend one of your days in Vancouver. For complete details about the Vancouver Aquarium click on the official website link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Hours: Summer Mon-Sun 9:30am-6pm; Winter Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604-659-3474

Official Website: Vancouver Aquarium

Map and Directions

How to get to Vancouver Aquarium on Public Transit

SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineBurrard Station5 Minutes
Canada LineWaterfront Station5 Minutes

From Burrard SkyTrain Station take the Burrard Street Exit. Walk to your left (North) along Burrard Street 1 block to West Pender Street. Cross to the far side of Pender and look for the westbound #19 Stanley Park Bus Stop to your left.

From Waterfront Station exit onto Cordova Street and cross over at Seymour Street and walk uphill 2 blocks to Pender Street. Turn right on Pender and walk ½ block to the westbound #19 Stanley Park Bus Stop.

Ride the #19 Stanley Park bus to its terminus just inside the park then make your way to the east following the signs for the quick 5 minute walk to the aquarium.

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