Please note that as of September 27th, all guests 12 years of age and older will be required to show the BC Vaccine Card, or an equivalent for those visiting from outside BC; and valid government photo ID to gain entry to the Vancouver Aquarium.

Open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Last ticket sold at 3:30 pm.
Ticket capacities are limited, book your time ticket online to reserve your spot.

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Canada’s largest and most-loved aquarium


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Hours & Rates

Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

Welcome back! We can't wait to SEA you.

Please note: Visitors and Members must reserve tickets online, in advance. Tickets are date and time specific to control the number of people in the Aquarium at one time to facilitate physical distancing. 


The B.C. Public Health Officer's order regarding the B.C. Vaccination Card ─ requiring people 12 years of age and older to bring proof of vaccination status  ─ is in place during your visit starting Monday, September 27, 2021.


Masks continue to be mandatory for all guests 5 years of age and up, regardless of vaccination status.


What our visitors are saying!

  • It was great!

    Congrats on the reopen ~ appreciate the extensive care and safety measures that your team has put in place for guests to continue to visit and allow to stay entertained and educated!

  • One of the best visits

    This was a very good experience, one of the best we have had at the Aquarium. We did not feel rushed, and we were able to see everything, even the outdoor exhibits.

  • Well done!

    The re-opening was a good experience overall. Well organized, clean and felt safe. The one way flow of the exhibit was a great way to focus on each area with the kids. Well done!


General Admission Tickets

  • Regular (13 - 64) $42.00
  • Child (3 - 12) $26.25
  • Student (19+ with ID) $36.75
  • Senior (65+) $36.75
  • Infant/Toddler (ages 0-2) FREE
  • All prices above include the Goods & Services Tax

mask2.png  For the safety of visitors, staff and animals, masks are mandatory for all people 5 years of age and older regardless of vaccination status.


Please remember to bring your personal mask with you. Masks should be worn properly ensuring the nose and mouth are covered. If you don’t already have one, you can purchase a non-medical face mask at the Aquarium's Gift Shop prior to your visit.


Please note that as of September 27th, all guests 12 years of age and older will be required to show the BC Vaccine Card (or an equivalent for guests visiting from outside BC) to gain entry to the Vancouver Aquarium.

Timed Ticket Information (click/tap + sign to view details)

All visitors, including aquarium members, will need to select a ticket with a specific date and time to visit the aquarium.  

A maximum of 100 visitors may enter every 20 minutes. The last entry time is 3:30 p.m. Member tickets are included in number of visitors allowed per time slot. 


Admission may not be allowed more than 10 minutes before your ticket time.  


If you are more than 10 minutes late to your ticket time, you may need to purchase a new ticket for a different time slot if we cannot accommodate you at that time. 

If you are visiting with a group, we ask that you ensure everyone is together before entering the admissions area.  


You can present your tickets on your mobile device for scanning purposes at the entrance. Printed tickets can be presented as well.

If you purchased a ticket online on our website before the aquarium closed, need to reschedule your visit to a different time or date, or have additional ticket questions, email us at [email protected] 

Is there a time limit for my entry?

Please make every effort to arrive at your ticketed entry time. Time ticketing helps us manage flow into the Aquarium.

Once you arrive there is no limit to the time you can stay. Most guests spend about 90 minutes to two hours at the Aquarium.

Do I need to buy a timed ticket online?

We recommend that you purchase your tickets online in advance to guarantee your timeslot as we have a limited daily ticket capacity.

If you choose to purchase tickets at the door, please note that we are unable to guarantee entry, depending on capacity. If we are sold out for that day, you may have to reschedule for another day.

It is highly recommended to purchase your tickets in advance to reserve your entry time.

Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

Due to reduced capacity, there are a very limited amount of tickets available at the door. It is recommended you book your tickets online to reserve your time slot.

I'm a member. Do I need a timed ticket?

Because of our limited capacity, all visitors need to book a timed ticket. Please log in with your membership card to reserve your free timed tickets.

As with general admissions tickets, space is limited and we cannot guarantee admission unless it is booked in advance.

Ticket Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other events. We are not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the unauthorized duplication or printing of this ticket. In the event that duplicate copies of this ticket are presented, the Vancouver Aquarium reserves the right to refuse entry to any or all ticket holders. Tickets are not restricted for use by the purchaser only.

Special Notices

Special Advisory

COVID-19 Update – Welcoming You Back To The Aquarium 

Plans and procedures are in place to welcome you back to the Vancouver Aquarium for an inspiring and safe experience. 

  • Reduced capacity in the Aquarium including in the 4D Theatre.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols.
  • Timed tickets to facilitate physical distancing.

offers and discounts

Special offers and group discounts


Accessibility discounts

Visitors with a disability, who purchase a full price ticket, can invite a free attendant to join them and help facilitate their visit. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

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View our visitor FAQs or email us.

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