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Incredible event spaces

Plan an event with us. With over 50,000 amazing aquatic creatures the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise® initiative, provides a beautiful backdrop for events both big and small.

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Events

From big to small, we can host it all.

Spaces

Unique and unforgettable settings.

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Something for every taste and occasion.

Enhancements

Book a private show or activity to enhance your event.

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Start planning your unforgettable event.

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The perfect setting for your next event

Plan an event with us. With over 50,000 amazing aquatic creatures the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise ® initiative, provides a beautiful backdrop for events both big and small. Unforgettable galleries filled with aquatic life, plus expansive outdoor spaces, means we can happily accommodate you and up to 2,400 guests. From wedding receptions and cocktail parties to seasonal celebrations and corporate events, our experienced event planners will take care of all of the details and our marine life makes it magical.

Event Spaces

An unique and unforgettable setting

Voted one of Canada’s best loved attractions, the Aquarium is an intriguing and unforgettable venue to hold your next special event. Your guests will discover a world of fascinating creatures in breathtaking event spaces. At over 100,000 sq ft there are plenty of event space options to suite you needs. Selecting the perfect gallery for your event will depend on your number of guests, event type and your personal preferences.

Entire Aquarium

Over 100,000 square feet of event space and unique aquatic life, including indoor and outdoor galleries Includes 11 x beautiful galleries full of animals for guests to explore Maximum capacity of 2,000 guests for a cocktail reception.

Main building enhanced

Over 21,000 square feet of event space and unique aquatic life, including indoor and outdoor galleries Includes 10 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore including one outdoor deck Maximum capacity of 1,300 guests for a cocktail reception.

Main building

Over 15, 000 square feet of event space and unique aquatic life, including indoor and outdoor galleries Includes 6 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore, including one outdoor deck Maximum capacity of 600 guests for a cocktail reception.

Entire top floor

Over 11,000 square feet of event space and unique aquatic life, including indoor and outdoor galleries Includes 4 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore, including one outdoor deck. Maximum capacity of 500 guests for a cocktail reception

3/4 top floor

Over 6,500 square feet of event space and unique aquatic life, including indoor and outdoor galleries Includes 3 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore, including one outdoor deck Maximum capacity of 350 guests for a cocktail reception.

Underwater Steller's Bay

Over 3,000 square feet of event space and unique aquatic life, including indoor and outdoor galleries Includes 1 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore, including an outdoor deck Maximum capacity of 130 guests for a cocktail reception.

Entry courtyard (add-on only)

Over 6,800 square feet of outdoor event space The rental of this area is weather dependant; can be added on to other gallery rentals to enhance your event Maximum capacity of 500 guests for a cocktail reception.

Teck Connections lobby (add-on only)

Over 6,000 square feet of event space and unique aquatic life (includes indoor galleries only) Includes 2 x beautiful galleries for guests to explore (outdoor deck not included with the lobby) Maximum capacity of 375 guests for a cocktail reception

Menus

Ocean Wise executive chef Ned Bell

Long-time sustainable seafood ambassador Chef Ned Bell is the Ocean Wise executive chef based at the Vancouver Aquarium. Bell’s cooking philosophy is globally inspired and locally created, this is reflected in our private catering menus.

West coast flavour

Our culinary team can create a wide variety of intriguing menus for every taste and occasion. We are happy to create a custom menu tailored towards your event or theme. Our goal is to offer a dining experience as exceptional as the Aquarium itself.

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Event Enhancements

Take your event to the next level

Book a private show for you and your guests. Whether you’re mesmerized by our jellyfishes, immersed in a 4-D Experience, being introduced to some of our local B.C. marine life or watching charasmatic animals in a training session, your guests will have an unforgettable experience. For more information about event enhancements please contact our event planners.

4-D Experience

Immerse yourself in our new 4-D Experience theatre and have a cinematic adventure filled with thrilling sensory effects. See, hear and feel the drama of a 3D film with special effects such as wind, mist, scents and dramatic lighting, which bring the actio

Wet Lab

Go behind the scenes in our Wet Lab, an interactive learning centre. See and possibly touch marine animals such as crabs, sea anemones, sea stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers.

Shows

With an ever-evolving lineup of shows, the Aquarium always has something interesting to see. Because we base the programs around the animals’ natural behaviours, no show is ever the same.

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Return to earth events

Protect the environment by having a “Return to Earth” event at the Vancouver Aquarium. Let our event planners assist in organize an event that’s reduces your footprint on the environment.

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Start planning your unforgettable event today

We look forward to hosting your and your guests for a truly unique event .Please fill out the online inquiry form below and our Event Planner will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements.

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