Host An Event

Take your business event to the bottom of the Salish Sea!

Whether you’re hosting a meeting, awards ceremony or employee recognition, consider the aquarium as a venue for your next special event. Our exhibits and galleries provide an amazing backdrop for a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Our space is perfect for both small, intimate business dinners, as well as larger gatherings for a cocktail party or strolling dinner.

The aquarium is available to rent on most evenings from 7pm to 10pm

Here are just a few things that make our venue special:

  • Choose your own caterer
  • Free parking
  • Use of our sound system and video screens
  • Special rate for Non-Profit organizations



Tara Keeping, BA, IWPP

Tara Keeping, BA, IWPP

Contact our Events Coordinator, Tara Keeping at or 250 668-6757 to discuss your requirements.

Tara Keeping is a professional Wedding and Event Planner with over 15 years’ experience in hospitality, event management and public relations. 


Facility Rental Testimonials

Read what others have to say about hosting an event at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea!

“We felt honoured that we were able to host our celebration at the aquarium as it is a fantastic venue, and we felt so wonderfully supported by the staff and volunteer oceaneers.” – Karina Mende, 
Pacifica Housing

“[The Centre] was an ideal and inimitable setting for our 25th celebration event. The sea life surrounding our activities added to the ambiance and to the evening. The onsite coordinator and her team were both professional and accommodating, and met us three times before the event to ensure that everything was in order. It was important for our school to be supporting a not-for-profit community venue. Book the venue!…you will not be disappointed.” – Kevin White, South Island Distance Education School (SIDES)