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Ucluelet Aquarium

Features Animals
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782
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local marine life

Nice to see the fish and invertebrates in the waters around Ucluelet and know they are released at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda V
Wonderful Aquarium that features local fish and fauna

A real gem, all fish and creatures on display are locally caught, and released after being guests... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen D
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Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff, interactive demonstrations and fascinating diversity all within our new facility! Features a giant tide pool, kids play area, many touch tanks and video microscopes. Best part is that all the animals are release back into the wild at the end of the season after a short time on display. Admission: Adult $14, Child $7, Student/Senior $10. Under 4 is free. Annual passes pay for themselves in two visits! Staying for a week? Opts for a Annual Family Pass $50.00 Or Annual Adult Pass $25.00
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“touch tanks” (114 reviews)
“octopus” (76 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
180 Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-2782

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice to see the fish and invertebrates in the waters around Ucluelet and know they are released at the end of the season. Great if you enjoy touch tanks. Enjoyed seeing the octopus on the move.

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real gem, all fish and creatures on display are locally caught, and released after being guests of the aquarium. The knowledgeable staff happily answered my many questions.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my 2 year old daughter and she was in heaven. The touch pools are awesome. Great views of the harbour and saw an otter and seal just outside the windows. Totally recommend to anyone.

Thank MuzRecel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is awesome and beautiful place to stay. Reception is very kind and nice. Nice location, view and more and more more!!!

Thank hoon2318
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a novel idea that attendees are allowed to handle some of the sealife in the open air tanks. We also loved the idea that the creatures are captured for only a short time for educational purposes and then released back into the wild.

Thank naturegirl3332017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best thing to do in Uculete, rain or shine. Knowledgeable hosts and touch tanks make this a great place to learn about the local environment.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is really worth the time to experience it. The best part is that the folks working there know their stuff and they really seem to enjoy sharing their expertise with others. An excellent collection of local specimens with a number of touch tanks....More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice aquarium, very informative with enthusiastic staff. We liked the octopus who was very active when we visited!

Thank Eline K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in last week while visiting the area. It's a small aquarium, but I found the staff to be very informative about what they have on hand in their tanks. The species are all apparently local, and most are visitors on a 'kidnap and release'...More

Thank Janice F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the aquarium on a rainy morning and had a super time going through it. Loved the catch and release process in place, every fall all living creatures are released back into the ocean. Staff was very friendly and informative. Thanks for a great visit.

Thank Russ M
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20 October 2016|
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Response from checkit | Reviewed this property |
The Ucluelet Aquarium is closed seasonally for general maintenance and re-collection of our species. We close in December and re-open again in mid March.
18 September 2016|
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Response from Chico_Spark | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed inside, unfortunately. Too easy for them to snag some fresh seafood from the open, low level aquariums.
10 April 2016|
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Response from phrzzy | Reviewed this property |
From the website: Adult $14.00 (tax incl.) Child (4 - 17) $7.00 (tax incl.) Student/Senior $10.00 (tax incl.) Annual Family Pass $50.00 + tax Annual Adult Pass $25.00 + tax Annual Student/Senior Pass $20.00 + tax Annual... More