Tickets & Hours

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10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marvel at marine life. Purchase tickets and find today’s hours – your ocean exploration begins here.

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Canada’s largest and most-loved aquarium

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Pre-purchase tickets to avoid lines


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E-Gift Card

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Travel smart and save – discounts for bikers and public transit users

Hours & Rates

Open today 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We're open 365 days a year. Tickets can be purchased in person on the day of your visit or online in advance so you can skip the line. (Online ticket holders can proceed to the express line for quick admission.)


Please check the special notices below before you plan your visit! 


General Admission Tickets

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  • Adult $38 +GST
  • Senior (65+) $30 +GST
  • Youth (13-18) / Student $30 +GST
  • Child (4-12) $21 +GST
  • Child (3 and under) FREE

Oct 31 After Hours Tickets

  • Regular price $38 +GST
  • Members' price $30 +GST
  • VIP* price $55 +GST
  • Members' VIP* price $44 +GST

Annual Membership Rates

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  • Family $215 +GST
  • Adult $86 +GST
  • Senior (65+) $57 +GST
  • Youth (13-18) / Student $57 +GST
  • Child (4-12) $43 +GST
  • Child (3 and under) FREE

View general admission tickets terms & conditions

General admission tickets are valid for one year after the date of purchase and are non refundable and non transferable to other events. Tickets are not restricted for use by the purchaser only.

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 general admission tickets or presenting their e-ticket to receive this rate. We accept student cards from all over the world. 

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.

Give the gift of aquatic wonder by purchasing an E-Gift Card. Our E-Gift Cards can be used for admission to the Aquarium, memberships, animal encounters, birthday parties, sleepovers, cafe and gift shop purchases.

Special Notices

Things that may affect your visit

Thanksgiving Long Weekend

The Vancouver Aquarium will be open from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Monday, October 14. 

ShakeOut BC

On October 17th the Vancouver Aquarium will be participating in ShakeOut BC along with over 500,000 other organizations and schools. This will drill will impact visitors who arrive at 10 a.m. for open, as visitors will be asked to evacuate the building for approximately 15 minutes at 10:17 a.m.

Included in your ticket

Access to 135,000 square feet of engaging exhibits

Free admission to our 4-D theatre

Opportunity to get up close to 50,000+ incredible animals



From May to September, 2019, immerse yourself in the beautiful world of butterflies.

offers and discounts

Special offers and group discounts


Accessibility discounts

Visitors with a disability or special needs can request a 50 % discount off of the general admissions price, or a free attendant when paying full price admissions. We also accept Access 2 Entertainment cards.


5% general group discount

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 admission; pre-booking is not required, must pay in one lump sum.


Take public transit and save $2

Take transit in support of ocean health and receive a $2 admission discount when you display a valid transit pass, such as a Compass Card, Daypass, or FareSaver.


Bike to the Aquarium and save $2

Biking is a great way to get to the Aquarium located in beautiful Stanley Park. Please show your bike helmet to the General Admissions window to receive this discount.


$2 off military discount

Are you a member of the Military, Canadian or abroad? Please show the General Admission window your Military ID to receive this discount for you and your party.


School & day camps discount

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. Please contact the booking office for details.


Ocean Park Hong Kong reciprocal admission discount

Receive a 15% admission discount to either facility by presenting the admission ticket stub from the partnering venue.


Social media offers

Occasionally we post promotions on our Facebook and Instagram pages. These typically occur in our low season so if you have not already “Liked” or “Followed” us please do so to stay up to date on any Vancouver Aquarium news and promotions.


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.


A once-in-a-lifetime experience

Go behind the scenes and get up close with aquatic animals. Get to know the Aquarium take an in-depth look at ocean ecosystems.

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