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Discovery Passage Aquarium

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very friendly and knowledgeable

We came here on the last day it was open before they released their animals for the end of the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Tish L
via mobile
Very interactive

My daughter loved the touch tank. Definitely a must visit for young families in Campbell River... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Athabasca, Canada
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The Discovery Passage Aquarium offers fun and unique hands-on educational experiences for people of all ages. Come to see, touch and feel our incredible local marine species and habitats and discover the diverse marine life of Discovery Passage and...more
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621B Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2B9, Canada
+1 250-914-5500
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We came here on the last day it was open before they released their animals for the end of the season. The staff were all young high school and university students. They were super friendly and very knowledgeagle. It kept the attention of the littles...More

Thank Tish L
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter loved the touch tank. Definitely a must visit for young families in Campbell River. The staff was very friendly and helpful in answering questions about all the marine animals and exhibits. It is a small aquarium so can be done quickly with small...More

Thank bernieb526
Reviewed 14 August 2018

There is so much to be learned here! Make sure to ask the interpreters lots of questions, or for fun facts. Lots to see!

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The discovery aquarium is little, like an old single car garage, but wow, was it ever fun. The fish and sea creatures are all local, and I was surprised to learn that they are wild caught and released back at the end of the season....More

Thank Anna_Maria39_11
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My sister, daughter and granddaughter and myself visited this wonderful gem of a museum/aquarium on July 10, 2018. The species on display (particularly the giant octopus) were amazing. The three young people working there - Shawn, Rochelle and Taylor - are also amazing. They are...More

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is a small building, but worth every cent to visit. The staff are so helpful and willing to share this knowledge. So many tanks with different species of fish, star fish etc.. you can pick up the star fish and sea anemones, small basin...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I love the ocean and this is a great feature of our local waters and the life within it. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and I am confident that the sea life are well taken care of. They have evening events that are fascinating...More

Thank shootingtothrill
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Visited by accident. We were having an ice cream on the pier and found this! Glad we did! We have visited the aquarium in Ucluelet and we found this one just as good! Loved the Octopus and staff knowledgeable. Would love to return. Fantastic!!!

Thank heliwood
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It would of course be unfair to compare this to a major aquarium like Monterey Bay or Vancouver, but it is a very worthwhile place to visit. The marine life is all local and , at the end of the season, all released back to...More

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Had a really great time there. I learned a lot about the local sea life, and had a lot of fun while doing it. The staff were very interesting and informative, and seemed really happy to be sharing their expertise. It's quite a small place,...More

Thank James E
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12 July 2018|
Response from DPAquarium | Property representative |
Family Seasons Passes are $50.00 each!