Starfish, clams, green surf anemones, Californian sea cucumbers, rock fish, jelly fish, even giant Pacific Octopuses (a baby one of course), are just a few examples of the fascinating marine life you could see at the Ucluelet Aquarium. The creatures on display are gathered from local waters near Ucluelet and are released back into the wild at the end of each season.
The Ucluelet Aquarium is truly a gem in this coastal community, giving visitors an up close and personal encounter with a diversity of local marine life. The touch tanks provide an interactive and fun, hands on, learning environment for children and adults.
The displays are full of beautiful, interesting creatures and are always changing. Come and learn about the local marine ecosystems at our mini aquarium, and you'll agree that there isn't another aquarium like it!
The Ucluelet Aquarium is located in a brand new building and facility on the waterfront that opened in 2012. The new facility includes a classroom activity centre, dynamic displays reflecting changes in the marine environment, and a constant water flow system to demonstrate outdoor tide pools, and enrich the habitat of Ucluelet's harbour.