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Daily Hours:

10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.


Special Notices

Shake Out B.C. - Thursday October 19th

On Thursday October 19th at 10:19a.m., the Vancouver Aquarium will be participating in our 6th annual earthquake drill as part of ShakeOut - an international earthquake drill with over 36.8 million participants registered, 630,000 of those in B.C. Please click here for more details.

Remembrance Day Long Weekend

The Vancouver Aquarium will be operating our extended hours over the Remembrance Day long weekend. Starting Friday November 10th until Monday November 13th, we will be open from 9:30a.m. until 6:00p.m.

Early Closures / Late Opening


Stanley Park Road Closures / Delays


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.


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.

Not a member? Join today!

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@ocean.org


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