Ocean Wise / Vancouver Aquarium

  • 845 Avison Way
  • Stanley Park
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 3X8
  • Phone: 604.659.3474
COVID-19 Reopen Date Effective: TBD

After September 7, 2020, the Aquarium will pause all on-site public programming and temporarily close to the public while we focus on transformation.

With over 70,000 amazing aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, what will you see today? While following our new one-way flow through six-zones and 86 indoor and outdoor exhibits you’ll see the mesmerizing jellyfish and say hi to the adorable sea otters, as well as the free-roaming animals found in the popular Amazon gallery. You'll also visit the Treasures of the BC Coast gallery to discover the unique and breath-taking animals that live in BC’s local waters, including the Pacific octopus. The Vancouver Aquarium is located minutes from downtown in world famous Stanley Park. 

On your visit, you will also learn about serious conservation issues facing the oceans today, such as ocean pollution and overfishing. Did you know that over 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans each year? Did you know that only 48% of the major fish stocks in Canadian waters are considered healthy? 

COVID-19 Updates
Dine Outside – Picnic-2-Go
Dining & Nightlife
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  • Distance from Convention Centre (Kms): 3

COVID-19 Updates

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  • Special Notes: Enjoy a picnic in the park! Delicious picnic packages complete with mini scones, a salad, choice of sandwiches, wraps or bowls, desserts and drinks. Upgrades and add-ons available. Visit to pre-order your custom four-course picnic. Please note, all baskets must be ordered 24 hours in advance of pick up date. $48 picnic for two, $24 per additional person.


  • Cuisine Type: West Coast
  • Gluten-Free Options Available:
  • Price: $48
  • Neighborhood: Stanley Park
  • Reservation Status: Accepting Reservations
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Picnic Description

  • Description: MINI SCONES (vegetarian, gluten free alternative available) (1 per guest) • Seasonal Scone • Berry Jam • Whipped Butter SALAD (1 choice per basket) • BLACKENED PRAWN SEA’SAR’ SALAD Romaine, Garlic Butter Croutons, Parmesan • MEDITERRANEAN QUINOA (vegetarian, gluten free) Aged Balsamic, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes • GRILLED CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD (gluten free) Grapes, Green Apples, Celery, Toasted Walnuts, Sultanas, Butter Lettuce, Lemon Yogurt Chive Dressing SANDWICHES, WRAPS, and BOWLS (1 choice per guest) • BC SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH Lemon Dill Cream Cheese, Cucumbers • HAM & PROVOLONE CROISSANT Provolone Cheese, Dijon Mayo • AVOCADO, GARDEN VEGETABLE, HUMMUS WRAP (vegetarian) Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Spinach Tortilla • GRILLED CHICKEN and OKANAGAN APPLE SANDWICH Aged Farmhouse Cheddar, Arugula, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Aioli • CALIFORNIA ROLL STYLE AHI TUNA POKE BOWL (gluten free) Spicy Mayonnaise, Avocado, Cucumber, Masago, Seaweed Salad, Edamame, Scallions, Sesame Seeds, Rice, Nori SWEETS (1 choice per guest) • FRUIT CUP (gluten free) Seasonal Fruits, Berries, and Melons • COCONUT CHIA SEED PUDDING (gluten free) Toasted Coconut, Macadamia Nuts, Pineapple, Fresh Berries, Syrup • BANANA BREAD Bananas, Chocolate Chips • WHISTLER “SNOWY” SUGAR BUN Sugar Dusted Sweet Brioche, Chantilly Pastry Cream DRINKS (1 choice per guest) • COKE • DIET COKE • GINGER ALE • NESTEA • SPRITE • ORANGE JUICE • APPLE JUICE


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  • Largest Private Room Capacity: 2000
  • Less than 10 min walk from Convention Centre:
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  • Max Capacity Banquet: 2000
  • Max Capacity Reception: 2000
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  • Year Last Renovated: 2014
  • Year Opened: 1956

Facility Info

  • Largest Room 14650
  • Total Sq. Ft. 18350
  • Number of Rooms 5



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