Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Located in a spectacular 10,000 sq/ft waterfront location, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is designed to provide visitors of all generations an opportunity to gain new insight into the ocean and what we can each do to cherish and respect the ocean ecosystem. It establishes a new relationship between our community and the ocean that surrounds and defines us.

About This Activity


Year Round


1 Day Pass

What's Included

  • Admission to Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
  • All applicable taxes

More to Know

Live marine life of the Salish Sea is showcased in 17 massive aquarium habitats. Thousands of fish, invertebrates and marine plant life including giant octopus to microscopic plankton are at home here in 87 tonnes of seawater contained behind huge acrylic viewing panels.

A radically designed classroom, The Ocean’s Heartbeat, is equipped with discovery streams, specialized aquariums, microscopes and all the tools and technology of learning.


40 minute drive from downtown Victoria, recommended booking in conjunction with a rental car


Free parking for 2 hours, paid parking available next to the Centre.


Pricing in USD and may vary based on actual travel dates

Subject to change