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Daily Hours:

9:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m.


Special Notices

Spring Break & Easter 2018

The Vancouver Aquarium will be operating our extended hours schedule during Spring Break and the Easter long weekend. From Saturday, March 17 until Monday, April 02 we will be open from 9:30a.m. until 6:00p.m. daily.

Early Closures

Night At The Aquarium Thursday, June 21st

The Vancouver Aquarium will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st 2018 to prepare for Night At The Aquarium, our signature fundraising gala event. 

Stanley Park Road Closures and Delays

Vancouver Sun Run 10k Sunday, April 22nd

On Sunday April 22nd the Vancouver Sun Run 10k will take place in the downtown area. There will be road closures from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. To get to the Aquarium, follow Pender Street onto Georgia Street and then into the park to Park Drive. Please expect some delays in getting into Stanley Park during this time. For additional information regarding these closures, click here.

Gallery / Habitat Closures

Penguin Point

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 program 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

Find additional answers on our FAQ page.


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