Vancouver Aquarium

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by missj1981 on November 22, 2012

Vancouver is a large city but many great attractions and much to do for tourists. I was surprised the first time I visited the city I was amazed by the size of the city. There is truly a lot to do in this city and you can easily spend two weeks here. We only stayed here for one week but we took some time to visit the aquarium of Vancouver.

Although you wouldn’t really expect it the aquarium is a very popular tourist attraction. It’s located in the beautiful Stanley Park and that’s how we came across it. Stanley park is a beautiful park, especially on a beautiful sunny day. We decided to go to the aquarium because it came highly regarded.

There are several areas at the aquarium as you have an outside and inside area. There are animals from different kind of regions as the Arctic Canada, Wild Coast, BC Coast but also the Amazon Rainforest. There are simply too many animals to mention them all but a few examples are starfish, dolphins and octopus.

The aquarium is considered the best in North America and when wondering around we noticed there are a lot of options for children to learn more about the animals in a very entertaining ways like little games that they can play. For the more adults there is information all throughout the aquarium. You can read all about all the animals and their habitat.

I think for everyone the highlights of the aquarium will differ but for me it was one of the shows and my favorite was the dolphin show. The entire show took half an hour but was full of action and great entertainment. Also for me it was very important to see that the animals were cared with love.

The aquarium is very large and I think you can easily spend a good few hours here with all the different kind of shows. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to see all the living habitats of the animals. Everything looked clean and the animals looked very healthy.

I think the aquarium is absolutely one of the best I have seen so far and would highly recommend it. The entrance price fee might scare of people off a bit and I can understand it might be especially expensive when you go with the whole family but it’s worth it in my eyes. For me five stars.
Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 3X8
(604) 659-3474

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