The Vancouver Aquarium is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life. Since opening in 1956 as Canada's first public aquarium, the Vancouver Aquarium has connected more than 40 million people from around the world to our oceans and all the wonders within them.
Based on the principle to attain the highest possible standard of animal care within a top-notch facility, the Vancouver Aquarium provides an informative and educational guest experience.Plan Your Visit
It was a highlight of our time in Vancouver. A very large variety of animals, many I'd never seen before.
This is one of my most favourite places in Vancouver. The work they do to help local sea life as well as education is invaluable.
A very awesome way to know British Coumbia's ocean.
The aquarium was amazing. The variety of flora and fauna is astonishing.
Always Excellent. A magical place for grown ups and toddlers alike.
Make a reservation online to lock in your ticket price! General Admission ticket prices may vary from day-to-day, but when you plan ahead you're guaranteed the lowest price at the time of booking.
A timed ticket that secures your preferred entrance time! There’s no better way to explore life underwater with the whole family!
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Child, Student and Senior tickets available.
Become a Vancouver Aquarium Member today to receive unlimited entry to the largest aquarium in Canada for one full year! You'll also enjoy exclusive access to member-only events, special discounts, and more.
To allow for the best possible guest experience, capacities are limited. Popular days and times book up fast. Reservations should be made online in advance of your visit to lock in your preferred visit date and time.
Our fan-favourite sea otter cam is back! Watch our playful otters explore their habitat online before you see them in person during your next visit to Vancouver Aquarium.SEA FOR YOURSELF
The Vancouver Aquarium is internationally recognized for display and interpretation excellence, and was the first facility to incorporate professional naturalists and interpretive specialists into galleries to explain animal behaviors.Learn More
Among our successful programs, the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre is one of the world's largest hospitals dedicated for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals. For over 60 years, the Centre has rescued stranded marine mammals and rehabilitated them for release back into their natural habitat.Learn More
Next Event Date: September 24
Light and audio levels will be reduced around the aquarium during Sensory Friendly Hours from 9:30am to 12pm during select dates throughout the year.
Visit the new Marine Mammal Rescue exhibit at the B.C. Wild Coast for a sneak peek into our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre ─ the only facility of its kind in Canada and one of the largest rescue facilities in the world.
Come nose to snout with Steller sea lions at Steller’s Bay, an exhibit that spotlights these majestic marine mammals at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Descend beneath the surface of the ocean in this epic 4-D adventure. Combining the drama of 3-D with special effects such as wind, mist, scents, and dramatic lighting, Planet Earth: Shallow Seas™ 4-D Experience explores some of the world's richest coral reefs and shallow coastal waters.
Dive beneath the surface to explore our planet’s oceans and one of the most captivating creatures that dwells there: the octopus. Discover how this eight-tentacled wonder masters physical and mental strengths to outwit and escape its underwater rivals including the pyjama shark and sally lightfoot crab.
The Vancouver Aquarium undergos regular accreditation inspections by professional associations. The voluntary accreditation process is an independent verification that we meet or exceed professionally-established standards of animal care, education, conservation and research.
Accredited member of Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Accredited by Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums.
Member of Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.
Certified by American Humane's Humane Conservation™ program.
Recipient of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award