With over 8,000 fish and water animal, this is also the largest aquarium in North America. Among other things, this aquarium is famous for the Beluga whales that live there. Don't miss the incredible whales, or the exhibit on the Amazonian fish, both of which are fascinating.
The aquarium, in Stanley Park, is a center for education and research, rehabilitation and rescue, and an active convention center. There is a pier for boats, a hotel, and an IMAX that offers 3D movies, screened on a huge screen the size of five floors, there are also 4D movies.
The Beluga lives in the northern parts of the Earth, around the north pole. They mostly move in packs of 10, except during migration, when Beluga packs can number in the thousands. The Beluga makes all sorts of sounds and voices, some even remind of how humans sound. The Beluga can also move its forehead and its lips, giving it the ability to make all sorts of faces.
At the entrance, you can see a few different aquariums, with different climates and different animals living inside. On the floor below are areas for learning and play, as well as the edges of the outdoor aquariums. From here you can look into the pool and see different fish and animals inside.
The recommended experiences are the Amazon display and the tropical waters display, that is especially interesting. Don't miss the large glass wall with the Orca whales, the eels, the giant octopus, the sharks, and the piranha.
In the external pool outside the Aquarium building is a performance for feeding the animals publicly, a few different times a day.
The Aquarium is used as a research facility and as a rehabilitation and rescue center. Outside the main aquarium there is a stream with salmon and pools with whales, seals, and dolphins. More than just feeding them, during the feedings the instructors here explain to guests about the lives of the animals.
The aquarium is located on the east side of Stanley Park.