Welcome to the Pacific Rim Whale Festival

Welcome to the Pacific Rim Whale Festival

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.

For more information on the BC Health advisory, please follow this link.  There is an abundance of information and links for the Island, BC, and Canada.

For more information about the festival, please contact


 or mail us at:

P.O. Box 955 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 


We would like to thank our major sponsors, as well as the many smaller sponsors that have supported our Silent Auctions, for their commitment to our communities and the return of the majestic Grey whales.

For a full list of major sponsors please view our SPONSORS page.