The following article was submitted by Tourism Vancouver member, Blue Water Cafe.

Celebrating Our Ocean's Harvest!

Named as one of TripAdvisor’s 2016 Top Restaurants in Canada, Blue Water Cafe is Vancouver’s definitive destination for seafood and adds that quintessential taste of BC to meeting and convention experiences. Executive Chef Frank Pabst is one of the country’s most accomplished chefs and his disciplined technique—earned in some of Europe’s finest kitchens—sees him crafting compelling and sustainable seafood dishes using only the freshest wild fish.

Whether you are looking to host a private dinner for 12, or a reception for 450, Blue Water Cafe’s diversity offers unique settings for any occasion. Located in the heart of historic Yaletown, our dedicated team will tailor-make each event to suit individual requirements and ensure that every detail is handled with effortless and seamless care.

The active wine cellar contains two multi-faceted private rooms that are easily combined to accommodate up to 80 seated guests or 120 standing. Complimentary state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, including satellite reception, provides first-rate amenities for boardroom presentations and entertaining.


Capacities Sit Down Standing Reception
Main Dining Room 170 450
Patio 60 125
Arctic Private Wine Room 24 40
Atlantic Private Wine Room 46 70
Pacific Private Wine Room (Arctic + Atlantic) 80 120
Oceans Private Room (Private Entrance, Washrooms, Kitchen, Bar) 60 80



Best Seafood, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2008-2016

Les Clefs d’Or Silver Service Award
WHERE Magazine 'To Dine' Awards, 2016

Wine List Award, Platinum
Recognized for ‘Consistent Excellence’, 2015

Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2016

Best Seafood
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2010-2016

Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada
OpenTable, 2015-2016

'Best of' Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2001-2014, 2016

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver
Best Yaletown, Bronze
Best Japanese Upscale, Honourable Mention

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2015

Best Seafood
WHERE Magazine 'To Dine' Awards, 2012-2015

Regional Company of the Year
27th Annual Pinnacle Awards, 2015