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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

On October 15th all visitors will be asked to evacuate the building for a short period of time at 10:15 a.m. to participate in the B.C. wide Shake Out. For more information, please visit

Early Closures/Late Opening


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

On Saturday, October 25th the Rock'n'Roll Marathon will take place through Stanley Park. Access into the park may be delayed starting at 9:30 a.m. Visitors won't be able to exit the park until after 11:30 a.m.



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

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 [email protected]


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