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Today's Hours:


10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.


* Last admittance is 20 minutes prior to closing

The Vancouver Aquarium is open 365 days a year, check our special notices below for any up coming changes.


Special Notices

Summer Break 2018 Extended Hours

The Vancouver Aquarium will be operating our extended hours schedule during the summer season. We will be open from 9:30a.m. until 6:00p.m. from Saturday, June 23rd to Monday, September 03rd.

Early Closures

Night At The Aquarium Thursday, June 21st

The Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise inititaive, 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

Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5K Sunday, June 24th

On Sunday, June 24th, there will be minor road closures in Stanley Park for the Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5K. Stanley Park drive will be closed west of Lost Lagoon from 9:15a.m. until 12:00p.m. Additional road closures for this event that might affect your comute here can be found 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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