Discovery Passage Aquarium | Aquarium
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Aquarium

Visiting the Aquarium

Come and check out the wonderful diversity of life within our rocky tide pools, kelp forests, and eel grass beds! There are many interactive opportunities, with knowledgeable and friendly staff to engage and entertain.

 

Aquarium operations

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.

Admission

Day Passes:

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

 

Season Passes*:

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!!

Groups

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.

Hours

The aquarium is now closed for the season. During the summer months, the Aquarium is open seven days per week, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location

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.

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Accessibility

We are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please use the door at the rear, leading from the Pier ramp.

Washrooms

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.