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A sanctuary in the heart of Stanley Park, Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, is home to 50,000 majestic ocean species. Dive in to seek deeper knowledge of the ocean and all the wonders within it.

Your ticket to the not-for-profit Vancouver Aquarium directly supports our ocean protection efforts.

Note: coupons must be redeemed at our admission desk, and are not accepted online.


General Admission

The Vancouver Aquarium is suited to all ages and interests. Come and be inspired by our incredible marine life, knowing that your entrance admission supports our many conservation and research programs. Tickets can be purchased in person at General Admission, at the self standing express kiosks and online. Please contact 604-659-3400 or visitorexperience@ocean.org if you have any questions.

Self serve ticket kiosks are available onsite to speed up your entry process. Once you've purchased your tickets, please proceed to the Express line with your receipt. Kiosks accept credit cards only and no coupons.  

All rates include 5% GST




Senior 65+


Youth (13-18)




Child (4-12)**


Child (3 & Under)

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Memberships offer unlimited visits and discounts on purchases.

* A student is anyone 18 years and older with a valid student card from any post-secondary educational institution. Students must show their current student ID when purchasing their general admission tickets to receive this rate.
** Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult or guardian aged 13 or over. The Vancouver Aquarium reserves the right to verify the age and identity of any unaccompanied minor or young guardians.
*** Families can save by purchasing a Family Membership. Visit the Membership page for more information.

Visit our FAQ page for additional questions regarding tickets.

Accessibility Discounts

Visitors with a disability or special needs can request a 50 percent discount off of the general admissions price, or a free attendant when paying full price admissions. We also accept Access 2 Entertainment cards. 
Please Note: Attendants with children under 3 with a disability can request a 50 percent discount off the attendants' general admissions price.
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General Group Rates

Discounted group rates apply to a minimum of 10 paying guests which include Corporate, ESL, Government, Military, Family, or out of country groups. Can be applied upon walk up. Pre-booking is not required. Check in at the front admission window with your headcount and provide one lump sum payment. Admission rates vary depending on the time of year – this general group walk up rate provides a 5% discount.  Any questions please contact 604-659-3552 or programs@ocean.org .

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Public Schools / Group Day Camps / Not-for-Profits

Discounted rates apply to a minimum of 10 paying guests for organizations such as public schools, day camps, and not-for-profit organizations.Pre-booking is required at least 7 days in advance as groups must be pre-qualified before receiving this rate.Please contact the booking office at 604-659-3552 or email programs@ocean.org with the following information:  Your name, your school/ organization name and contact information, your preferred date of visit, the number of students and their age range.  

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Tour Groups

This section is intended for tour operators. Group bookings can be made Monday – Friday at 604-659-3552 or 1-800-931-1186. Volume incentives are available. For more information, please contact our Sales Manager at 604-659-3571 or Shawna.Little@ocean.org.

Your group experience will include:

  • Exclusive tour group drop off area and meeting area
  • Paid motorcoach parking adjacent to the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Complimentary General Admission for the Tour Escort/Driver
  • Complimentary snack voucher for Tour Escort/Driver
  • Multi-lingual visitor map
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Special Offers

Save $2 On Admission

We encourage visitors to TravelSmart and support our conservation efforts. Receive a $2 admission discount when you display a valid transit pass, such as a Compass Card, FareCard, Daypass, Employer Pass, Farebox, or FareSaver.

Reciprocal Admission Discounts

Vancouver Aquarium is the first Canadian aquarium partner to reciprocate visitor and member admission discounts with a partnering venue, Ocean Park Hong Kong. Receive a 15 percent admission discount to either facility by presenting the admission ticket stub from the partnering venue.


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