The Aquarium is open from spring through the summer 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. All required collection and release permitting are obtained.
Water is pumped with minimal filtering and no temperature control from Discovery Passage, and is returned to Discovery Passage directly from the tanks. The tanks essentially are an extension of the natural marine environment.
Three and under – free
Student – $5
Senior – $6
Adults – $8
Family – $24 (2 adults/seniors plus up to 4 students)
*Care Aids accompanying a guest with special needs are free
Student – $15
Senior – $18
Adult – $24
Family – $50 (2 adults/seniors plus up to 4 students)
*Season Passes give unlimited entry to the Aquarium for the entire season!!
We are happy to accommodate groups with advance booking. Due to the compact nature of our facility we cannot accept bookings for groups greater than 25 in number at any one time.
Each member of the group is a $3 admission, with a leader free for every ~10 children. Additional adults are $8.
Please contact us to make your booking and discuss how we can help you get the most from your visit.
The Aquarium is closed for the fall and winter. In May, the Aquarium will re-open seven days per week, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Aquarium is located next to the Campbell River Fishing Pier, adjacent to the Maritime Heritage Centre. Find us near downtown on the ‘Old’ Island Highway. A map is available on the Contact page.View Map
We are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please use the door at the rear, leading from the Pier ramp.
Please note that we do not have public washrooms on site. Washrooms, (wheelchair accessible; baby change table) are located on the Pier next to the concession.