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Daily Hours:

10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.


Special Notices

Holiday Hours

The Vancouver Aquarium will be observing our extended hours from Saturday, December 23rd to Sunday, January 7th for the holiday season and will be open from 9:30a.m. - 6:00p.m. with the following exceptions:

Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)        10:00a.m. -  4:00p.m.

Monday, December 25th (Christmas Day)       11:00a.m. -  4:00p.m.

Sunday, December 31st (New Year's Eve)      10:00a.m. -  4:00p.m.

Monday, January  01st, 2018 (New Year's Day)  10:00a.m. - 4:00p.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.

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Members' Holiday Hours

Members early openings for the Holidays inlcude the following:

Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)        9:30a.m. -  4:00p.m.

Monday, December 25th (Christmas Day)       10:30a.m. -  4:00p.m.

Sunday, December 31st (New Year's Eve)      9:30a.m. -  4:00p.m.

Monday, January  01st, 2018 (New Year's Day)  10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

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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