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Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Located on the breathtaking Sidney waterfront on the traditional lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations of the Coast Salish Indigenous peoples, the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is Canada’s only aquarium and cultural centre dedicated exclusively to the learning, exploration and conservation of the Salish Sea Bioregion. As the only aquarium on Southern Vancouver Island, the Centre displays the natural beauty and ecological diversity of the local Salish Sea through 28 aquarium habitats holding over 160 live marine species and over 3,500 animals including a giant pacific octopus, wolf eels, and pacific salmon. The Centre is also home to a rare, fully-intact killer whale skeleton, a unique collection of Coast Salish Indigenous art, a fun ‘hands-on’ Touch Pool experience, and a Salish Sea Store with one-of-a-kind, locally sourced and environmentally friendly arts, jewellery and crafts.

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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