Public Events / Gala / Night at the Aquarium

Our signature

fundraising gala

Embark on an underwater journey as we celebrate our oceans at Night at the Aquarium, an award-winning signature fundraising gala that supports Ocean Wise.

Event quick Info


June 2019, 6 p.m.


Vancouver Aquarium


On sale spring 2019


Phone 604.659.3753 or email


One of Vancouver’s most anticipated fundraising galas

Night at the Aquarium welcomes more than 350 of our city’s corporate and philanthropic leaders for an evening of great wine, delicious food, live music and a spectacular array of exciting items in our live and silent auctions.

All proceeds directly support our ocean conservation, education and research initiatives.

The festivities begin with cocktails and canapés amidst the stunning backdrop of aquatic creatures followed by a collaborative Ocean Wise dinner prepared by Vancouver’s top chefs, paired with premier wine and spirits.

Come together as a live band serenades you while you bid on once-in-a-lifetime live and silent auction items to support our ocean conservation initiatives.

Night at the Aquarium would not be possible without our sponsors, donors, event committee and event partners.

Ticket sales are final. Must be 19 years of age or older to attend. Partial tax receipts will be provided to ticket purchasers.

Food and Drink

Incredible flavours

From restaurants to wineries to craft spirits, the culinary offerings at Night at the Aquarium are beyond amazing.

Experience the ultimate VIP Package

Exclusive VIP dining area with premier décor, wine and entertainment

Surprise animal appearance

Commemorative gift bag

Auction & Raffle

Happy bidding!

We are delighted to bring you an amazing selection of auction and raffle items that will all be available at Night at the Aquarium, please check back closer to the event for a look at the exciting items on offer. A huge thank you to every individual and company for their donation.


If you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Alec Moloney, Events Coordinator by calling 604.659.3753 or emailing.

Gala Committee

The people who make it happen

Night at the Aquarium would not be possible without the hard work and support of our incredible committee.


2018 Committee

  • Bal Bhullar

  • Bruce Fougner

  • Elizabeth Janke

  • Erica Chan

  • Kim Haakstad

  • Peter Millar

  • Susan Pratt

2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

PCL Construction

Official Airline Partner

Air Canada

Cocktail Sponsor


Silent Auction Sponsor

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel LTD

Gold Sponsors

Alpha Mechanical, Chevron, One Ocean Expeditions, Nathanson Schachter & Thompson LLP

Silver Sponsors

Beedie, Delta Group, Earnscliffe Strategy Group, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, Odlum Brown, Pedersen's, Rennie, Robert Fleming Lawyers, Waste Control Services


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