Annacis Research Centre offers boutique conference and event space for up to 375 guests in a modern, LEED platinum building. The centre’s meeting rooms provide a unique and affordable alternative to larger venues. Our natural lighting and large open spaces are wonderful for inspiring ideas and conversations! Impress your guests and clients with built-in audio visual, large presentation screens, a catering kitchen, high speed WIFI in every room and ample free parking.

COVID-19 Update

Metro Vancouver and Annacis Research Centre is committed to the health and safety of researchers, event guests, and staff.

Annacis Research Centre is happy to resume event bookings while following COVID-19 safety guidelines from the BC Provincial Health Authority. We have adjusted event room capacity to facilitate physical distancing and have enhanced sanitation procedures, including offering sanitization stations in all meeting rooms.

Meeting room pricing has been temporarily adjusted to accommodate the financial challenges many are currently facing. We thank you for your continued support and business.


  • Multipurpose Room

    If you need space for your next big business presentation, company meeting, non-profit conference, movie screening, or special social event - this large (2088 ft2), rectangular event space can accommodate many activities.

    The multipurpose room is equipped with:

    • Two independent sets of fully retractable, theatre-quality tiered seating, each with 43 seats
    • Built-in audio-visual equipment and two large screens
    • Laptop connections (HDMI/VGA), microphones, and headsets
    • A retractable wall, allowing the room to be divided into two spaces
    • Tables (rectangular and round) and chairs, available upon request
    • Wireless internet (throughout the centre)

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

    Hourly / Daily Rate (During Weekday Business Hours) – GST not included $80 / $640

  • Foyer

    The foyer is a large (2300 ft2), bright, open event space that showcases BC wood beams, an artful ceiling light display and polished concrete floors. It can be used with or without formal seating for anything from networking events and large-scale product demonstrations to wedding receptions, dinner parties, and fashion shows.

    A large sliding glass door allows the foyer to be joined with the multipurpose room to create a larger space when needed. 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 can be rented for exclusive event use. At other times, it is available as a shared space for socializing, coffee breaks and as a meeting hub. A fully equipped catering kitchen is located behind the foyer area.

    Exclusive Use - Hourly / Daily Rate (During Weekday Business Hours) – GST not included $65 / $500

Meeting Rooms

  • Science Classroom

    Host meetings, workshops or training classes with seating for up to 30 people at tables, or up to 50 people without tables.

    The science classroom has bench space at the front of the room for presenters or instructors, a large drop-down projection screen, 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, and as a fictional police lab for a TV series location.

    Hourly / Daily Rate (During Weekday Business Hours) – GST not included $45 / $360

  • 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.

    Hourly / Daily Rate (During Weekday Business Hours) – GST not included $30 / $240

  • 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.

    Hourly / Daily Rate (During Weekday Business Hours) – GST not included $30 / $240

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

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