Having A Drink With An Octopus After Hours At The Aquarium

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There’s something amazing about cruising around the Vancouver Aquarium after hours. Not that all the kids and families aren’t an integral part of the experience, but it’s all kinds of liberating to be able to roam the stunningly designed space and take in the exhibits without having to take an obligatory back row to kids and strollers. It’s just gentle darkness and the soothing sounds of sea creatures in calm water. Add a little wine and some good food, however, and it becomes a truly unparalleled night out. That’s exactly what Toast to the Coast was on Friday night. Guests to the annual fundraising event enjoyed canapés from some fantastic Vancouver restaurants, sampled wines poured by many of BCs top wineries, and got a closer to nature in ways most Friday nights generally don’t allow. Best part: 100% of the evening’s proceeds went to support aquatic conservation, research and education programs, including everyone’s favourite national sustainable seafood program, Ocean Wise. These are just some of the things we tasted and saw…

  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Jellies at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Jellies at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Hapa Izakaya Torched Salmon Sushi at "Toast To The Coast"
    Hapa Izakaya Torched Salmon Sushi at "Toast To The Coast"
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vegetable Tartare and Crunchy Corn Nuts from Cin Cin Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vegetable Tartare and Crunchy Corn Nuts from Cin Cin Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium Staff at "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium Staff at "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Strawberry Marshmallows at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Strawberry Marshmallows at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Crowds at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser 2015
    Crowds at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser 2015
  • Crowds at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser 2015
    Crowds at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser 2015
  • Raw Bar Prepping at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Raw Bar Prepping at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Modern Day Marshmallow Toasting
    Modern Day Marshmallow Toasting
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast"
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast"
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar getting ready to shuck some fresh BC Oysters on the Half Shell
    Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar getting ready to shuck some fresh BC Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Homer Street Cafe at the Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Homer Street Cafe at the Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Dungeness Crab Maki with Miso Motoyaki Sauce (RawBar at the Lobby Lounge, Fairmont Pacific Rim)
    Dungeness Crab Maki with Miso Motoyaki Sauce (RawBar at the Lobby Lounge, Fairmont Pacific Rim)
  • Homer St. Cafe and Bar with Smoked Duck, Beetroot, Cranberry, Celeriac, Apple at the Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast"
    Homer St. Cafe and Bar with Smoked Duck, Beetroot, Cranberry, Celeriac, Apple at the Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast"
  • Crowds at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Crowds at Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Uni liquid nitrogen ice cream from Earls
    Uni liquid nitrogen ice cream from Earls
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Fort Berens Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast"
    Fort Berens Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast"
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • BC Oysters on the Half Shell from Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
    BC Oysters on the Half Shell from Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
  • Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chip with Cod Mayonaise with Red Pickled Onion from Fable
    Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chip with Cod Mayonaise with Red Pickled Onion from Fable
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
    Vancouver Aquarium "Toast To The Coast" Fundraiser
  • Vancouver Aquarium / Toast To The Coast
    Vancouver Aquarium / Toast To The Coast
  • Vancouver Aquarium / Toast To The Coast
    Vancouver Aquarium / Toast To The Coast
  • Vancouver Aquarium / Toast To The Coast
    Vancouver Aquarium / Toast To The Coast

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