Vancouver Aquarium named one of North America's best aquariums by USA Today

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The Vancouver Aquarium has gained yet another prestigious award for being one of North America’s best aquarium facilities.

Readers of USA Today have voted the marine life science centre in Stanley Park as the continent’s seventh best in the publication’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Award.

The Vancouver Aquarium is outranked by Monterey Bay Aquarium and comes ahead of Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium. The title of North America’s best went to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

“Through the voice of Vancouver Aquarium’s wide network of supporters in Canada and throughout the world, including over one million annual visitors, 1,000 volunteers, and more than 70,000 members, it has been recognized for its work as a top aquarium,” says John Nightingale, Vancouver Aquarium president and CEO. “We want to warmly thank our supporters and visitors who took the time to recognize the Vancouver Aquarium as a leading conservation organization whose staff works hard to conduct vital research and protect our blue planet.”

Earlier this month, the Vancouver Aquarium also earned the designation of eighth best in Trip Advisor’s Top 25 ranking of worldwide aquarium facilities. It was the only Canadian institution to have been named in both rankings.

USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Award: Aquariums in North America

  1. Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta, Georgia
  2. Texas State Aquarium – Corpus Christi, Texas
  3. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  4. Shedd Aquarium – Chicago, Illinois
  5. Tenesse Aquarium – Chattanooga, Tennesse
  6. Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey, California
  7. Vancouver Aquarium – Vancouver, B.C.
  8. Mystic Aquarium – Mystic, Connecticut
  9. Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquaqrium – Nebraska
  10. National Aquarium, Baltimore

Feature Image: Vancouver Aquarium via Shutterstock

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