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Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

9811 Seaport Place
Sidney, BC V8L 4X3
Phone:  (250) 665-7511

The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, (formerly the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre) is Sidney's award-winning aquarium showcasing the amazing ecosystem of the Salish Sea. Get up close and personal with wolf eels, jellyfish, rockfish, a giant Pacific octopus, and hundreds of other creatures, without having to get wet. While on your self-guided tour, check in with the volunteer Oceaneers who are standing by to answer all of your questions about the local species. Don't miss doing the scavenger hunt, looking into the microscopes, or tickling sea urchin in the touch pool. Weekends are packed with games, crafts and activities that the whole family will enjoy! The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is Vancouver Island's third most popular attraction, and is located on the waterfront in Sidney.

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Total Sqft.: 10,000
  • Banquet Capacity: 56
  • Reception Capacity: 200
  • Description: The spectacular full facility is available seven days a week, after regular operating hours. Up to 250 guests can wander at leisure and explore the giant aquariums, wet labs, and discovery pods. The facility has complimentary Wi-Fi internet and a range of AV options including sound system and large format screens. More information can be found at www.oceandiscovery.ca/rentals or by emailing events@oceandiscovery.ca.
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