Whale Festival Postponed

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival Society board of directors has recently met to discuss the developing world-wide situation with COVID-19, the directives of the BC Ministry of Health and BC Centre for Disease Control, and the latest commitment of various organizations to limit its spread.  While we feel that the Districts of Ucluelet and Tofino are currently safe zones, we would not want this status to change.  So, with heavy hearts, we feel it is our responsibility to postpone The Pacific Rim Whale Festival for March 2020. At this time all scheduled events have been cancelled.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge all the hard work of our committed board members, sponsors, and partners in the preparation of this festival.  The community involvement to this point has been amazing and we do understand the disappointment of the much-anticipated return of The Pacific Rim Whale Festival. And while we are sad that we will be unable to gather in the spirit of celebrating the returning whale migration through educational and fun events, we do believe this to be the best course of action. 

We will continue to monitor the current issue as we are committed to bringing back the festival when advisories are lifted.  We hope, if possible, to re-schedule for the Fall of 2020 to say Bon Voyage to our Whale friends or we will prepare to welcome them back in 2021. We thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and healthy Spring.

Fancy a Whale Watch?

Here on the Pacific Rim, both Tofino and Ucluelet have many fantastic Whale Watching companies to choose from to get out on the water for a chance to witness the amazing show that Mother Nature puts on every single day. How lucky we are to have this in our own backyard!

Although there are multiple companies with multiple sailing times, it is a good idea to book in advance to ensure your spot on the ever-popular Whale Watching and Nature Cruises.

Please contact the Whale Watching companies well in advance to
claim your spot! 

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is happy to have companies such as 
Ocean Outfitters
Remote Passages Marine Excursions, Jamie's Whaling Station, and Subtidal Adventures as part of the festival's
Whale Watching gang. 

For contact information, go to our Events page to view the daily-featured tour companies' contact info!


To help you find your way around our towns locating the Artists In Action and all other events, download these maps (courtesy of Schramm Design):
Tofino Map or Ucluelet Map.

 For event locations in the Pacific Rim National Park, please click here 






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