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Ucluelet Aquarium

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Address: Whiskey Dock, Main Street, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-726-2782
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff,...

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

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We were a group from Campbell River. We, in Campbell River are the proud owners of the old Ucluelet Aquarium, so We wanted to see the new one. Very well done. Beautiful inside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Campbell River, . B.C.

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Campbell River, . B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a group from Campbell River. We, in Campbell River are the proud owners of the old Ucluelet Aquarium, so We wanted to see the new one. Very well done. Beautiful inside, and plenty of places for hands on .

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time learning about sea life at the aquarium. Kids left with stuffies and lots of memories. The touch tanks are amazing!

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great aquarium! Very hands exhibits and very helpful staff! Very well laid out displays with amazing marine life

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Informative friendly staff. Nice spot for a rainy day. Lots to look at. The 🐙 was the highlight for many. Great to see some animals I haven't seen in a while.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Aquariam on a rainy day. Great location for kids to explore marine life. Was able to hold and touch starfish and sea life. It is a catch and release aquarium so all sea life is released at the end of the season and all is local sea life.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I loved our visit to the aquarium a few years ago with my family. All the creatures there were found locally and are returned to the sea eventually. There were open topped aquariums that you could put your hands in and touch the little creatures. The staff were all very informed and had lots of stories. I could have stayed... More 

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This place isn't big. It isn't fancy, but you can tell there's love and care for education and most certainly for the wonders under the water. I love that they catch and release all their specimens. Not only does it make me happy that the critters I see and learn about will soon be going back home, it also adds... More 

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Thank Highflung
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great hands on interactive aquarium for kids and adults. Informative and great philosophy - only keeping the animals for one season at a time. Nice central location in Ucluelet. Busy on rainy days.

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Ucluelet, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is a must see while you are in ucluelet. It is a hands on aquarium and the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable we loved our visit and will return

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We walked to the aquarium from parking down town. The volunteers there were very friendly and loved the fact that there were alot of touch aquariums. We learned alot about the creatures that we were able to see when we kayaked.

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