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Daily Hours:

10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.


* Last admittance is 20 minutes prior to closing


Special Notices

 Victoria Day Long Weekend May 19th - 21st

The Vancouver Aquarium will be open from 9:30am until 6:00pm from Saturday, May 19th to Monday, May 21st for Victoria Day long weekend.

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

Vnacouver International Marathon Sunday, May 06th

On Sunday, May 06th, the 2018 BMO Vancouver Marathon will take place in Stanley Park and the downtown area. There will be no vehicle access into the park from 6:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. Pipeline Road and all roads on the west side of the park will be reopened at 10:30a.m., during this time it is recommended that you park your vehicle at the Stanley Park Train parking lot (accessible from Pipeline Road) For additional information regarding these closures, click here.

Stanley Park Road Maintaince April 17th - 30th

The City of Vancouver is undertaking infrastructure upgrades to repair certain sections of Park Drive in Stanley Park. During this time, expect delays and directional changes. Traffic control personel and signage will direct movement and provide information on the affected roads.


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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