What are the buttons all about anyway?

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PRWF Buttons are bordered with a different coloured ring each year to distinguish them from other years’, and are designed by local kids. They come in 12 special designs for you to choose from and traditionally have cost a suggested minimum donation of $5 each. Buttons are usually available at most events, and can also be bought at local Visitor Info Centres, select merchants, and participating tour operators who support the program.  HOWEVER, for 2021, we are selling these buttons via an online site (stay tuned for details) in the hopes of raising funds to assist with our 2022 festival.  Please help out by buying a button.

Once we can put on a full festival again, wear them proudly in support of the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, and show your PRWF Button for Free Admission to the majority of our calendar events! Made possible, in part, by the contributions of our local whale watching companies, talented young artists, and the printing expertise of Piña Studio in Ucluelet.

Each year's new designs will be posted online and announced in late February!

And here are the designs for our 2021 Pacific Rim Whale Festival Event Buttons (carried over from 2020):


  • Berlin Milliken
    entry by Berlin Milliken
  • Bronwyn Bradshaw
    entry by Bronwyn Bradshaw
  • Chantal Sam
    entry by Chantal Sam
  • Citra Froment
    entry by Citra Froment
  • Eli Morgan
    entry by Eli Morgan
  • Jack Carson
    entry by Jack Carson
  • Jorja Baker
    entry by Jorja Baker
  • Kayla Stoski
    entry by Kayla Stoski
  • Lee Manson
    entry by Lee Manson
  • Mason Loeb
    entry by Mason Loeb
  • Savannah LeFevre
    entry by Savannah LeFevre
  • Sophie Bernard
    entry by Sophie Bernard