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Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

Stanley Park
PO Box 3232

Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8

2400Largest Group
7Meeting Rooms
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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 hold your next special 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 2400.

Your guests will discover a world of fascinating creatures in breathtaking spaces.  From formal dining with majestic beluga whales to breakfasts, weddings and cocktail receptions in living art gallery-style settings, the Vancouver Aquarium offers stunning backdrops and contemporary West Coast menus.  Just choose your space and menu, and let us do the rest.

When you host your 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.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Vancouver International Airport(YVR) / 30
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Parking:
Fee
Availability:
Please contact the aquarium directly for available dates.
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
2400
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
7
Largest Classroom Style:
50
Largest Theatre Style:
124
Technology:
All provided In-house.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
All provided In-house.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
yes
Rental Policies:
Please note that operating hours to the public of the Vancouver Aquarium vary with the season and holidays. Therefore, event access times may vary. Evening events are based on a five-hour shift and morning events are based on a two-hour shift. The Vancouver Aquarium is recognized internationally for the highest standards in animal care and as a result if you are planning to bring in any props or materials, please discuss this with your Event Planner in advance. To ensure the safety of our animals we do not permit glassware on the outside deck areas, balloons, straws, confetti or jelly balls.
Phone:
604-659-3571
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Leisure travel
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Reunions
Social/Special events
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Entire Aquarium - 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

100,000
Main Building Enhanced - 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 

21,000
Main Building - 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 

15,000
3/4 Top Floor - 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

6,500
Underwater Steller's Bay - Over 3, 000 square feet of event space & unique aquatic life, including indoor & outdoor galleries
- Includes 1 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore, including an outdoor deck 

3,000

Catering

  • Breakfast Menu
    Choose between a continental breakfast or a traditional buffet, complete with freshly brewed organic and fair trade coffee and teas. Both come with fresh chilled juices and freshly baked goods.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Plated Dinner Menu
    Have an incredible dining experience at the Vancouver Aquarium with a rich variety of plated dinners to choose from. Our culinary team has prepared a wide variety of dinner items for every taste and occasion.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Seated Buffet Dinner Menu
    Create your own menu with a seated buffet dinner that allows your guests to choose during your event at the Vancouver Aquarium.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Standing Reception Menu
    Whether it’s a cocktail party or conference welcome, create a memorable start to your event with our vast range of canapés or internationally flavored food stations during your standing reception.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Coffee Break Menu
    Need a break during your business meeting or special event? A Coffee Break is a perfect way for you and your guests to refresh yourselves. Enjoy freshly brewed organic, fair-trade coffee and teas.
    >>> menu (PDF)

Technology

TypeDescription
Audio/Visual capabilities Fully staffed and stocked A/V department with built in equipment 

High-Speed Internet Access Access to a high-speed WiFi connection

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

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110