Daily Admission

Adults 18+: $15
Youth 7-17: $8
Child 3-6:    $5 (includes FREE annual pass)
Under 3:      Free

All admission fees help support our charitable society. Thank you!

Group Rates: Call 250.665.7511 or email: groups@oceandiscovery.ca

Hours of Operation

Daily from 10am until 4:30 pm (last admission at 4 pm)

Closed December 24-26 and January 1.

Annual Pass

Upgrade your daily admission ticket to an annual pass and enjoy unlimited access to the aquarium for one year.

Adult: + $14.00
Youth & Senior: + $12.00

Getting Here: Directions and Parking

We are located at 9811 Seaport Place (off Beacon Avenue) on the waterfront in Sidney (click to view in Google Maps).


Limited free parking is available in the Pier Hotel parkade directly below the aquarium. However, Sidney has many public parking lots with two or three hours of free parking, in addition to free street parking. Check the Sidney parking map here. Pay parking is also available in the lot directly next to the Centre on Seaport Place.

By Car

Sidney is located off Highway 17 approximately 30 minutes from downtown Victoria, 10 minutes from the BC Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay and 5 minutes from the Washington State Ferry Terminal in Sidney.

Exit Highway 17 at Beacon Avenue and head towards the waterfront and Pier Hotel building.

By Bus

BC Transit buses #72 and #70x travel between Victoria and BC Ferries at Swartz Bay and pass through Sidney.

Fifth Street and Beacon Avenue is the closest stop to the aquarium. Walk down Beacon Avenue towards the waterfront and the Pier Hotel building.

General Inquiries


Phone: 250.665.7511
Fax: 778.426.0715

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
9811 Seaport Place
Sidney, BC
V8L 4X3

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