In consideration of the safety of our visitors and staff, the opening of the Discovery Passage Aquarium has been postponed. In addition, we are unable to host birthday parties or school programs until further notice. Our mission to share the wonders of our ocean has shifted online for the time being. We are excited to bring you the Discovery Passage Aquarium Video Series, with new videos and activities posted on our blog and social media channels every Tuesday at 12:00 pm! We look forward to seeing you back in the Aquarium soon.

The Discovery Passage Aquarium Team


Looking to support the Aquarium? Consider checking out our online store, featuring books and field guides for your intertidal adventures!

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Welcome to Campbell River’s Hands-on Aquarium and Explorer Lab!

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 Islands.

The Aquarium is open from spring until fall each year. Specimens from representative local species are collected from the marine environment in the spring and returned to the area of collection at the end of the season.