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Ucluelet Aquarium

Canada’s largest catch and release Aquarium awaits you! Get up close and personal with the myriad of incredible marine life that inhabit the waters of the Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds (they even have a majestic Giant Pacific Octopus!).

Canada's Largest Catch & Release Aquarium!

Passionate and knowledgeable interpreters (they truly love what they do!) explain the mysteries of the sea through guided tours and special events celebrating the amazing array of creatures found in the waters around Ucluelet. Through a stimulating “hands on” learning environment (touch tanks and displays),this family friendly Aquarium brings out the curiosity in everyone that enters its doors.

George Fifield

 

All the marine life you’ll see on display starts being collected locally mid-March; is changed with new species over the season and then sent home at thebeginning of December. Not only does this practice minimize impact on the environment, it keeps the displays new and interesting.

INSIDER TIP: At the beginning of December, the Aquarium hosts its final release party for all the creatures that gave up their summer of fun to help teach locals and visitors alike how important they are to the marine ecosystem of the area. Everyone is invited to join in the send-off; make sure you come with a bucket!
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Photo Credits: Featured Image Tourism Ucluelet and Secondary Image by George Fifield.

Cluster of images in order by author include:
First photo by Ucluelet Aquarium
Second photo by Mark Penney
Third photo by Ucluelet Aquarium
Fourth photo by Tourism Ucluelet

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