Impress your guests and clients with the natural lit atrium, built-in audio visual, 10-foot presentation screens, dual 86 inch portable monitors, LEED Platinum design, a catering kitchen, spacious meeting rooms, high speed WIFI in every room, ample free parking and more.

Event Spaces

  • Atrium

    Enjoy built-in audio speakers and plug in to engage your audience with a mic or play your favorite music playlist from your smartphone. The foyer also supports independent rentals of audio/visual technology which includes dual 86 inch monitors, a 10 foot presentation screen, where you can easily hook in your laptop for surround sound for your presentation.

  • Multipurpose Room

    If you need a medium-sized event room for your next business meeting, company presentation, training class, non-profit or special social event, this 1044 ft2 rectangular event space can be customized and configured to accommodate many activities.

    The Multipurpose Room is equipped with:

    • A set of fully retractable, theatre-quality tiered seating, with 43 seats
    • Built-in audio-visual equipment with a projector and large, drop-down motorized screen
    • Laptop connections (HDMI/VGA), microphones, and headsets (on request)
    • Adjustable blinds to control daylight during video presentations
    • Sliding glass doors and elegant black privacy drapes for control of Lobby view
    • Tables (rectangular and round) and chairs, available upon request
    • Wireless Internet (throughout the Centre)
    • Hybrid meeting capability using cloud-based video conferencing tool of your choice

    Join the multipurpose room to the atrium area by opening up sliding glass doors. It’s perfect for a small tradeshow or use as a social area for catering and networking.

Meeting Rooms

  • Science Classroom

    Host meetings, workshops or training classes with seating for up to 26 people at tables, or up to 40 people without tables.

    The Science Classroom has a demonstration table at the front of the room for presenters or instructors, and a large motorized drop-down projection screen for laptop presentations. Design features include a wood beamed ceiling, concrete flooring and adjustable lighting. Built-in whiteboards make for easy brainstorming and idea sharing.

    This 1000 ft2, quiet and private meeting room has also been used as a larger breakout room for conferences, a product display room, a multi-station cooking demonstration, and even as a fictional police lab for a TV series location!

    The meeting room has the ability to be used for hybrid meetings using a cloud-based video conferencing tool of your choice and can also be set up for conference calls.

  • Meeting Room 'A'

    Our stylish and comfortable (270 ft2) boardroom style meeting room can seat up to 15 people and includes 12 laptop plug-ins, a large visual monitor, conference call phone, adjustable lighting and built-in whiteboards.

    This meeting room can be used for hybrid meetings using a cloud-based video conferencing tool of your choice.

  • Meeting Room 'B'

    Experience a well-designed (173 ft2) break out room for eight people. This meeting room includes a boardroom-style table, large visual monitor, laptop to monitor plug-in, conference call phone, and adjustable lighting. Portable flip charts and whiteboards are available for ideation and presentations.

    This meeting room can be used for hybrid meetings using a cloud-based video conferencing tool of your choice.

  • Patio Rental

    A 690 ft2 open patio space available for rent, with a large propane BBQ grill and access to indoor amenities such as the washrooms and kitchen. WIFI is available for playing music from a phone or laptop. Patio heaters and tenting can be rented from an external event vendor of your choice.

Accessibility

Annacis Research Centre has a dedicated accessible parking space and can easily section off more accessible parking at the lobby entrance of the building. Floors inside the facility are concrete, making mobility easier for wheelchairs and wheeled oxygen units. Our facility has a large, open concept space with wide hallways and a private accessible washroom and accessible washroom stalls.

We are pet friendly! Guide/service dogs and therapy animals are allowed at events and meetings.

Event Rules & Cancelation Policy

  • Completed rental agreement and full payment is due two months prior to the event.
  • Event liability insurance is required.
  • Cancelation two months or more in advance is a 100% refund. Cancelation more than 30 days but less than two months is a 50% refund. Cancelation 30 days or less is no refund (we keep entire payment of rental).
  • We do allow short notice bookings. If your event is planned in seven days or less the rental agreement and full payment is due immediately.
  • Metro Vancouver is not responsible for any costs or inconveniences caused by a power failure during the term of the rental agreement.
  • No tacks, nails or duct tape are to be used on walls, furniture, beams, etc.
  • No confetti, rice, birdseed, etc. to be used in or outside the centre.
  • All rental and personal items are the sole responsibility of the renter and must be removed by the end time of the rental period.
  • For safety and security, Metro Vancouver employees are on site during your event.
  • Evening rentals that start after 5pm and all weekend rentals must be a minimum of four hours. This can include the setup and breakdown time of your event.

 

Floor Plan

Annacis Centre Floor Plan


Hours of operation

Weekdays: 7 am - 5 pm

Evening/weekends: Contact for availability

Book the venue