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The Most Unique Spaces In The City

Allow your guests to connect to the natural world by hosting your event at the Vancouver Aquarium. We provide you with a number of options that allow you to choose which area of the Aquarium best suits your event needs, such as by the number of guests and the seating style. Each of these areas will provide your guests with a clear view of fascinating marine creatures. Contact our Catering and Events department to find out more or to book your event now.

Phone: 604-659-3456
Email: cateringandevents@vanaqua.org

Unique Spaces

Excite Your Guests

Regardless of which area of the Aquarium your event is held in, your guests will have an incredible and memorable experience. Choose if you want your guests to be seated in front of the Canada’s Arctic gallery and have our beautiful beluga whales swimming freely behind them, or introduce them to the giant octopus and other incredible marine life in the Treasures of the BC Coast gallery. View some of our floor plans to see how your event might look.


Entire Aquarium*

  • Canada’s Arctic Underwater Gallery and Deck
  • Tropical Gallery
  • Treasures of the BC Coast
  • Pacific Canada Pavilion
  • Canaccord Capital Exploration Gallery
  • Goldcorp Ocean Theatre (4D Experience)
  • Wild Coast Deck

* Note that the Amazon Rainforest is the only gallery not included in an Entire Aquarium rental.

Dining Option Guest Capacity
Cocktail Reception 1,400
Standing Reception 1,000
Seated Buffet Dinner 380
Plated Dinner On Request
Entire Aquarium

Main Building

  • Tropical Gallery
  • Treasures of the BC Coast
  • Pacific Canada Pavilion
  • Canaccord Capital Exploration Gallery
  • Goldcorp Ocean Theatre (4D Experience)
  • Frogs Forever? Gallery
  • Wild Coast Underwater Gallery & Deck
Dining Option Guest Capacity
Cocktail Reception 800
Standing Reception 600
Seated Buffet Dinner 280
Plated Dinner On Request
Main Building

Entire Top Floor

  • Tropical Gallery
  • Treasures of the BC Coast
  • Pacific Canada Pavilion
  • Canaccord Capital Exploration Gallery
  • Goldcorp Ocean Theatre (4D Experience)
  • Wild Coast Deck
Dining Option Guest Capacity
Cocktail Reception 500
Standing Reception 375
Seated Buffet Dinner 250
Plated Dinner On Request
Top Floor

3/4 Top Floor Plus

  • Tropical Gallery
  • Treasures of the BC Coast
  • Pacific Canada Pavilion
  • Frogs Forever? Gallery
  • Wild Coast Deck
Dining Option Guest Capacity
Cocktail Reception 500
Standing Reception 350
Seated Buffet Dinner 140
Plated Dinner On Request
Tropic Zone

3/4 Top Floor

  • Tropical Gallery
  • Treasures of the BC Coast
  • Pacific Canada Pavilion
  • Wild Coast Deck
Dining Option Guest Capacity
Cocktail Reception 300
Standing Reception 200
Seated Buffet Dinner 140
Plated Dinner On Request
Pacific Canada Pavilion

Canaccord*

  • Canaccord Financial Exploration Gallery

*Please ask your Event Planner for booking policies

Dining Option Guest Capacity
Cocktail Reception 300
Standing Reception 250
Seated Buffet Dinner 110
Plated Dinner On Request
Canaccord Gallery

Canada's Arctic

  • Canada’s Arctic Underwater Gallery and Deck
Dining Option Guest Capacity
Cocktail Reception 150
Standing Reception 130
Seated Buffet Dinner 100
Plated Dinner 120
Canada's Arctic Gallery
 
 
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