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Aquarium du Quebec

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Address: 1675 des Hotels Ave | (Highway 73, exit 132), Quebec City, Quebec G1W 4S3, Canada
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+1 418-659-5264
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Come and experience Parc Aquarium du Quebec! Travel into the ecosystems of...

Come and experience Parc Aquarium du Quebec! Travel into the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and Canadian waters and discover northern plant and animal life. This 16-hectare site is the only one of its kind in Quebec. As you make this amazing journey all the way to the North Pole, you'll have the chance to observe 10,000 fresh- and salt-water fish specimens, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, as well as marine mammals, such as Atlantic and Pacific walruses, seals and polar bears. Happy discoveries!

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Good family fun

It's not huge and visiting everything takes about 1.5 - 2 hours. We loved the experience and the kids were elated. As in every tourist place, the food was extremely expensive.

Reviewed 1 week ago
RosannaZM
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Montreal, Canada
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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our trip to Québec City we took a trip to the aquarium. Teenage nieces and in-laws alike had fun. It was larger than expected and a larger collection of animals than anticipated. At one point we were rushed out of one of the buildings to catch the seal show. One of the employees was trying to be helpful and... More 

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Fishkill, New York, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not sure what to expect but...our family loved the Aquarium. We spent about 2.5 hours which was the right amount of time. We watched the polar bear "show" which was "fantastique" - even for our teenagers. The aquarium was not busy as we went during the week so there were no lines and we enjoyed each aspect of... More 

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Thank 3dogrescuer
Brooklyn, New York
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my husband, sister and nieces. Beautiful aquarium. While I really liked the polar bear display, one of the bears seemed a bit irritated and just walked back and forth in the enclosure. This was a bit upsetting and one of my nieces had to leave the display in tears. A better time was had at the sting... More 

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Thank Gina D
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not huge and visiting everything takes about 1.5 - 2 hours. We loved the experience and the kids were elated. As in every tourist place, the food was extremely expensive.

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Thank RosannaZM
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during March break and the weather was great for enjoying the outdoor exhibits. The kids were enthralled with the polar bears and arctic foxes, as well as the tropical fish. Loved the tunnel through the tank! Kids chickened out on the stingray touch tanks, but did some singing with the walrus. Great visit. Allow several hours to see all... More 

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Thank Andrea T
Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

normally I don't like to visit animal prisons like this but this one was ok. I feel bad for the larger animals but the place seems to be well run and it was fun for the kids

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nyc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I highly recommend seeing this place if you enjoy animals. This was the first time I ever saw polar bears and it was such a great experience. They have a variety of animals and microbiology to see outdoor and indoor. We went when it was very cold (temps in 0-5 degrees) If you don't like the cold, you should visit... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There is a lot of walking to get around both the extensive indoor and outdoor exhibits, but it's well worth the exertion. The aquariums are pretty typical, but the outdoor exhibits of animals are terrific. I loved watching the polar bears, and I spent the most amount of time watching the mama walruses teach their babies how to swim! It... More 

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2 Thank RoadRunnerGramma
NB Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This was a first for my daughter and she keeps asking to go back every year. It's interesting and good clean fun!

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Thank Wheelman770
East Lawrencetown, Canada
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Aquarium du Quebec is a wonderful place to explore. We went with our two children and they loved it - in fact, the exhibits spawned conversation in the vehicle for the first hour of our drive after we departed, which is quite a feat given that the competition was an ipad and Nintendo DS. The highlight for the kids... More 

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