The Vancouver Aquarium is one of the best, if not the best, aquarium in Canada. The Aquarium is run by a non-profit society that does research and conservation in addition to running the aquarium. The aquarium has many different aquatic species such as whales, dolphins, fish, sea urchins, etc. In addition, it has an Amazon gallery that has many exotic birds, snakes, and other slimy animals! The aquarium has beluga whales that swim in a huge tank. They have huge windows through which you can view the belugas. The aquarium also has a popular dolphin show that you shouldn't miss! The aquarium is the perfect place to go and spend a day, especially on those rainy Vancouver days! The aquarium is a family-friendly attraction and children will be amazed by what they see!
The Vancouver Aquarium has recently undergone a $100 million dollar renovation/expansion.
The Vancouver Aquarium has many exhibits and galleries. These exhibits and galleries cover aquatic creatures and locations from British Columbia to around the world! Here is a list of the exhibits and galleries:
Within the exhibits and galleries of the Vancouver Aquarium, there are many shows that take place. Here is a list of the shows:
The Vancouver Aquarium is open 365 days per year. The hours of operation are 10am to 5pm daily and 9:30am to 6pm seasonally and on holiday weekends.
Tickets can be bought online or in person. 2017 prices (including 5% tax) are: Adult $36, Senior(65+) $27, Youth(13-18) $27, Student(with valid post-secondary student Id) $27, Child (4-12) $21, Child (3 and under) Free. The aquarium also offers one and two year memberships. Check their website for membership prices.
The Vancouver Aquarium is located on Avison Way in the middle of Stanley Park. The Killer Whale-Chief of the Undersea World statue is right in front of the aquarium. Nearby is the Stanley Park Information Booth.
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