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Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise Initiative

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845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 3E2

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Party | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:2000
Meeting
Rooms:7
Best Of
Winner: Best Venue for an LGBTQ-Friendly Event
Best Of
Runner-up: Best Venue for Locally Sourced Catering
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About

About Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise Initiative

Voted one of Canada’s best loved attractions and one of the top Aquariums in the world, the Vancouver Aquarium is an intriguing and unforgettable venue to host your next private event. We opened our largest expansion in our history in June 2014, almost doubling our event space and increasing our capacity for cocktail receptions to an incredible 2000 guests.

Enjoy your cocktail receptions, formal dinners and business breakfasts in a living art gallery that is constantly evolving. Whether you are looking to book a unique venue for a business seminar or a large wedding party, the Vancouver Aquarium delivers thoughtful service and unparalleled attention to detail. Our inspired cuisine uses the finest local ingredients that Vancouver has to offer. Combine that with our stunning gallery views, the Vancouver Aquarium is a winning combination for any special event.

When you're the host of an event at the Vancouver Aquarium, you do more than provide your guest with an amazing experience; you are also supporting a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. This includes conservation, education and research programs such as our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, Ocean Wise™, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and the Coastal Ocean Research Institute.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby etc.

:
Vancouver International Airport(YVR) - 30 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee

CATERING
The Vancouver Aquarium’s culinary team creates a wide variety of intriguing menus for every taste and occasion, and we are happy to create a menu tailored towards your event. Our goal is to offer a dining experience as exceptional as the Aquarium itself. All of our seafood selections are 100% Ocean Wise certified, a program that was founded by the Vancouver Aquarium to encourage ocean-friendly seafood choices. Whenever possible we strive to use sustainably sourced farm-to-table supply networks. All of our vendors go through a rigorous approval process that speaks to the high-quality products we use, employee standards and carbon footprint.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Laptops
Microphones
Parking On-Site
Car Charging Stations
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

2000 Attendees


7 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 122 | Classroom Style 50 | Standing Reception 2000

TECHNOLOGY
All provided in-house.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


LaptopsMicrophones

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

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Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Car Charging Stations
Car Charging Stations
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Sound System
Team Building
Team Building


Unique Experiences
Animal Enhancements: Steller Sea Lion Shows Otter Feed Penguin Meet & Greet Jellyfish Feed Shark Feed and more!

Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
2000
Overall
50
Classroom
Style
2000
Standing
Reception


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Over 5,000 square feet of event space & unique aquatic life, including projectors lining the walls.
Available during the day and evening for a sit down dinner for 160 guests or 200 cocktail reception.
| 100,000 SQ FT | image

Over 100,000 square feet of event space & unique aquatic life, including indoor & outdoor galleries.
Includes 11 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore including two outdoor decks.
| 21,000 SQ FT | image

Over 21,000 square feet of event space & unique aquatic life, including indoor & outdoor galleries.
Includes 10 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore including one outdoor deck.
| 15,000 SQ FT | image

Over 15, 000 square feet of event space & unique aquatic life, including indoor & outdoor galleries.
Includes 6 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore, including one outdoor deck.
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This floor can accommodate up to 250 guests for a buffet or plated dinner and up to 500 for a cocktail reception.
This space consists of our Tropics, BC Coast, Pacific Canada, Canaccord and Wild Coast Deck.
| 6,500 SQ FT
Over 6,500 square feet of event space & unique aquatic life, including indoor & outdoor galleries.
Includes 3 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore, including one outdoor deck.
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This gallery has a capacity of 140 for a seated dinner and up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception.
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This space has a capacity of 105 guests for seated dinner and up to 180 for a cocktail reception.
It includes Tropics, Pacific Canada and Wild Coast Deck.
| 3,000 SQ FT | image

Over 3, 000 square feet of event space, includes a beautiful gallery for guests to explore, including an outdoor deck.
This space is also great for a seated dinner for up to 100 guests and 130 for a cocktail reception.
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This outdoor space can be used for your ceremony, entertainment, an outdoor reception of 225 guests or a buffet and 500 for a cocktail reception.
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This space is ideal for up to 80 guests for a seated dinner and up to 175 for a cocktail reception.
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This gallery has a capacity for up to 100 guests for a seated dinner and 200 for a cocktail reception.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
The Vancouver Aquarium’s culinary team creates a wide variety of intriguing menus for every taste and occasion, and we are happy to create a menu tailored towards your event. Our goal is to offer a dining experience as exceptional as the Aquarium itself. All of our seafood selections are 100% Ocean Wise certified, a program that was founded by the Vancouver Aquarium to encourage ocean-friendly seafood choices. Whenever possible we strive to use sustainably sourced farm-to-table supply networks. All of our vendors go through a rigorous approval process that speaks to the high-quality products we use, employee standards and carbon footprint.
Dining Options
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Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Vancouver International Airport(YVR) - 30 minutes
Nearby Cities
Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby etc.
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones

Description
All provided in-house.
Technology

Fully staffed and stocked A/V department with built in equipment 

Access to a high-speed WiFi connection

Secure entrance to all residential facilities and security escort service is available for conference guests.



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