Public Events / Gala / Toast to the coast

The most unique
event in Vancouver

Sip and savour your way through the galleries of the Vancouver Aquarium as you go on a foodie journey with meaning - one that supports important ocean issues.

Event info


October 19 2018, 7:30 p.m.


The Vancouver Aquarium


Regular: $150 - SOLD OUT
VIP: $200 - SOLD OUT


Regular 10: $1,400 - SOLD OUT
VIP 10: $1,900 - SOLD OUT


Call 604.659.3753
or email us.


Enjoy gourmet bites and sip signature wines during this culinary journey celebrating ocean conservation

Sip and savour your way through the galleries of the Vancouver Aquarium as you go on a foodie journey with meaning - one that supports important ocean issues, like halting ocean plastic pollution. This is a stand-up, cocktail reception style event.

Enjoy gourmet dishes from top Ocean Wise® Seafood restaurants, as well as signature drinks from B.C. wineries, breweries and cocktail makers. Forego the formality of the sit-down dinner and take in all of the sights which the Aquarium has to offer. Then further unwind at an electrifying after party with dancing and late night nibbles. Throughout the evening you'll have the opportunity to bid on exciting items and experiences during our silent auction.

This will be the 12th Toast to the Coast and with the issue of ocean plastic pollution more pressing than ever, this promises to be the best one so far. Food and beverage samples are included with the ticket price. All proceeds support Ocean Wise’s important research, education and direct action programs that improve the health of our ocean.

Food and Beverage

Incredible flavours

Toast to the Coast is a wine-tasting fundraiser that features wines from various vineyards and pairs them with food provided by members of the Ocean Wise® seafood program, which is committed to helping restaurants and their patrons make sustainable seafood choices.

Participating Restaurants

ARC Restaurant at the Fairmont Waterfront, Diva at the Metropolitan, Fanny Bay Oysters, Hapa Izakaya, Market by Jean Georges at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, Minami, Notch 8, Nomad, Ocean Wise, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Pacific Yacht Charters, The Lobby Lounge, The Oakwood, The Pointe at the Wickaninnish Inn, The Sonora Room, Uno Gelato, Urban Fare.

2018 Beverage Partners

Arterra, Clos du Soleil, Georgian Bay Spirit Co., KPMG, Gin Stand, Lonetree Cider, Northam Group, Ocean Blu, Parkside Brewery, Postmark Brewing, Resurrection Spirits, Salt Spring Coffee, Stag's Hollow, Stanley Park Brewing, Walter Caesar, Whistler Brewing.

Experience the ultimate VIP Package

Early access to the venue for VIP reception

VIP lounge area with premier d├ęcor, drink and food

Commemorative gift bag

Walrus tour at the new Research Outpost

Auction & Raffle

Happy bidding!

We are delighted to bring you an amazing selection of silent auction and raffle items that will all be available at Toast to the Coast. A huge thank you to every individual and company for their donation.

If you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Alec Moloney, Events Coordinator by calling 604.659.3753 or emailing.

2018 Raffle


Donated by Air Canada | Air Canada Rouge
If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would you go? This is your chance to win two Economy Class tickets anywhere Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge fly. Tickets for the raffle will be available on the night of the event.

Subject to blackout dates. Valid until October 20, 2019.

2018 Silent auction

Silent Auction

View our awesome line-up of experiences, dining delights and unique items!

Behind the event

Your help makes it happen

Our event would not be possible without the hard work put in by our Toast to the Coast Event Committee and the generosity of our sponsors. Our sponsors are community leaders who are helping us effect the conservation of aquatic life. By supporting Toast to the Coast, they’re supporting the conservation and research programs that make it happen. We thank them for their generosity.

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Major Sponsor

Delta Group

Vehicle Sponsor

The BMW Store

Raffle Sponsor

Air Canada

Media Sponsor

Van Mag

event partners

Event Partners

Colour Time Printing & Digital Imaging, Easy Park, Innovation Lighting, Multigraphics, Pedersen's Rentals & Sales and SYSCO Canada


2018 Event committee

  • Shannon Clarke

  • Peter Rowntree

  • Aliya Chatur

  • Christina Day

  • Derek Dimartile

  • Luca Patrk

  • Nicholas Tsoi

  • Drew Hamilton

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