Party like a Rockfish at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea!

*We are currently unable to offer birthday parties.

Celebrate under-the-sea with a variety of hands-on activities and games. 


  • Sea-Science Birthday (recommended for ages 9-11): This theme is perfect for any budding biologist! Each child will create their own take home science journal and investigate marine creatures and their features, under microscopes and in our habitats! (This theme has a maximum of 10 children)
  • Crazy Crabs (recommended for kids in preschool – kindergarten)
  • Super Sharks & Fantastic Fish
  • Marvelous Marine Mammals
  • Amazing Octopus
  • Sea-Shirts*: Bring along t-shirts for painting or purchase them from the Centre! (This theme has limit of 8 children)


Birthday parties run for 1 hour 15 minutes at 11:00 am or 1:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. All party guests will have full day admission to the Centre. Our parties are geared towards 5-10 year olds. Other age ranges can be accommodated by request. Also, check out this handy guide: Tips for a Successful Birthday Party 2015

Minimum charge for a birthday party is $80, which admits 1 adult and up to 8 children, as well as the siblings of the birthday child who are under the age of 3. All additional children and adults will be charged individually at a $7 and $12 rate respectively.

Unfortunately, our Centre cannot accommodate food, drink, or cake.

For more information please call
250 665 7511, or email us at with one of the above themes in mind. *Additional fee of $25 for fabric paint applies for Sea-Shirts theme.