Take in the sights,
sounds and great service
Take in the sights,
sounds and great service
The Vancouver Aquarium will be temporarily closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and all programming will be cancelled as a preventative measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 through our community. Learn more.
Whether you’re looking for a delicious (and sustainably sourced) bite to eat, or you need to find that perfect gift for a loved one, our ameneties and services have you covered. We also offer additional services, such as lost child search within the Aquarium, a gender neutral washroom as well as complimentary wheelchair, walker and strollers rentals* to ensure that our facility is accessible to all.
*Rentals offered for loan on a first-come, first-served basis with a piece of ID or credit card.
If you have any specific needs or questions you would like answered, please let us know before your visit by emailing us at email@example.com or calling us at 604-659-3400 and ask to speak with the Duty Manager.
The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit organization; our earned revenues, such as those earned from our Café, directly support our education, conservation and research initiatives.
Vancouver’s Water is Better on Tap. We only offer Vancouver’s tap water at the Aquarium – it comes filtered, fresh from the mountains, and is safe to drink. You’ll find dispensers throughout the building – enjoy!
Serving it to you warm, while keeping our kitchen cool. Our kitchen appliances are connected to an energy-efficient exchange loop that redistributes heat throughout the building. We save energy by using the heat already produced in our café to warm galleries like the Amazon.
We only serve shade grown, organic coffee. Buying shade grown ensures our coffee grows under the shade of the rainforest canopy, preventing deforestation, and protecting animals like our Goeldi Monkeys.
Our cafe donates overripe produce to our Amazon animals. Softer fruits that are too ripe for Café guests are perfect for animals like bats who prefer the softer flesh. This prevents perfectly nutritious food from going to waste, and supports our efforts to eliminate waste.
All dishware and food waste is composted, and turned into Class A compost that is used to grow certified organic alfalfa and hops in the Lower Mainland.
We only feed our guests Ocean Wise recommended seafood to ensure that our seafood is harvested in a method that ensures limited bycatch on non-target and endangered species, and that populations are abundant and resilient.
Give an amazing gift plus help support the Aquarium’s direct action, research and education initiatives, all with one amazing e-gift card! Our e-gift cards can be used for admission to the Aquarium, memberships, animal encounters, birthday parties, sleepovers, cafe and gift shop purchases.
Lost, stolen or missued cards cannot be re-issued.
Not redeemable for cash. All sales final.
Your Vancouver Aquarium gift card may be used to purchase Membership, Admission, Animal Encounters, Birthday Parties and Sleepovers as well as items from our Gift Shops and Cafes. Not valid for any online purchases or onsite photography. Not valid at YVR Aquarium store. Not redeemable at self-serve ticket kiosks. For current balance information, please visit any Aquarium cashier with your gift card. Value is in Canadian dollars.
In the event that duplicate copies are presented, the Vancouver Aquarium reserves the right to refuse Gift Card redemption for any or all Gift Card holders.
Please note that Animal Encounter availability is extremely limited and subject to change. Not all encounters are currently being offered. Visit our the Animal Encounter page for information on current offerings.
E-Gift cards are available online only. After purchase, you will receive a PDF e-gift card by email. You'll have a chance to enter a recipient name and message during purchase and you can either forward the e-gift card PDF by email or print it to give to the recipient. E-gift cards are available online only and will not be mailed to purchasers.
E-Gift cards can be used towards purchases made by phone where applicable as well as in person.
The Vancouver Aquarium will be temporarily closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and all programming will be cancelled as a preventative measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19 through our community. Learn more.