Open 10am to 5pm, Sunday to Saturday

The Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre offers something for everyone! Our Aquarium features ecosystems ranging from our freshwater salmon tank to deep ocean tanks. Adults will marvel at the world class video footage of undersea creatures engaged in life and death struggles. Children of all ages will enjoy the hands on touch tanks and activities!


West Coast Aquatic Stewardship Association was created in 2002 by a group of concerned citizens in order preserve, protect and enhance aquatic species and their habitat. In the last three years, the organization has conducted over a million dollars of habitat restoration projects, as well as salmon enhancement projects. The four main pillars of the organization are habitat restoration, species enhancement, protection, education and stewardship. The Alberni Aquarium was developed under the Education branch and opened on May 1st, 2016. The goal of the Aquarium is to celebrate the beauty of the region.