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Come Spend The Day Exploring & Learning

10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.

The Vancouver Aquarium is open 365 days a year. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, and 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. seasonally/statutory holiday weekends. Check our special notices below for things that may affect your visit.


Special Notices

Early Closures/Late Opening

None. 

Gallery/Habitat Closures

Due to changing weather climate in B.C. throughout the year, the African penguins are closely monitored by animal care staff and may be off display in colder weather.

Stanley Park Road Closures

None.

 

Visiting Tips

The Best Time To Visit

During winter hours, the quietest times to visit are on weekdays or prior to 12 p.m. or after 2 p.m. During summer hours, the quietest times to visit are prior to 11 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
Check the show schedule

Revitalization

Work is currently underway at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, as a part of an approved expansion project. This work includes demolitions, tree removals and new construction. The Vancouver Park Board approved the proposal by the Vancouver Aquarium to remove and replace identified trees as part of the redevelopment, with a replacement ratio of two new trees for every tree removed, as part of its expansion and revitalization plans.

Members' Hours

Members are able to visit the Aquarium an unlimited number of times during Regular Hours of Operation - 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Members’ Early Openings:  During non-holiday weekends (Saturday and Sunday), our doors will open for members at 9:30 a.m.—30 minutes before we open to the public.

Super Saturdays:  On every second Saturday of each month, the Vancouver Aquarium holds Super Saturday for our members. This is an opportunity to visit the Aquarium without line-ups, and instead enjoy quiet galleries and specialty programming. We open our doors at 8:30 a.m. for this special members-only event.

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No Smoking Policy

A new city bylaw prohibits smoking in all Vancouver parks. This includes anywhere in Stanley Park, beaches, seawall, trails and public golf courses.

Have A Question?

Please call us at 604-659-FISH (3474) or email us at visitorexperience@vanaqua.org

 
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