2018 Calendar of Events  - click on individual dates for full details.

March 10, 2018     Whalefest kick off and Parade  - Tofino

March 10, 2018  Special Guest Speaker (sponsored by Ocean Outfitters), Tofino
                           Join Ian McAllister for an evening of exploration, research and
                         wildlife conservation. 


March 17, 2018 - Barnacle Blues (St Patrick's Day) at Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet

March 18, 2018   - Chowder Chow Down - Ucluelet Community Centre

March 18, 2018  -  SeaChange Panel, Global Warming! What does it mean for our   

March 21, 2018  - Maritime Kids Day, with special guests BOBS AND LOLO,  Tofino

March 22, 2018  - Maritime Kids Day, with special guests BOBS AND LOLO,  Ucluelet

March 25, 2018 - Closing events at Wickaninnish Beach & Kwisitis Centre, 
                             Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the
Pacific Rim Whale Festival and our local communities.



Ongoing throughout the festival ...

Pacific Rim Arts Society's Annual Spring Art Show

Showcasing the talents of West Coast Artists and Artisans

Friday, March 16 - Sunday March 25 / Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet, B.C.

11am - 7pm Daily  

Come and see what's new in the local art scene! For more information visit


West Coast Photo Showdown

Showcasing the talents of West Coast professional and amateur photographers
Saturday, March 10th - Sunday March 23rd / Gray Whale Deli, 1950 Peninsula

The 40 top photographs will be displayed at the Deli throughout the festival until the 23rd.  3 categories: Wildlife, Landscape and People + Nature.  Vote for your favourite both here.

Winners will be announced at the closing ceremonies  - Sunday, March 25th.

Photo showdown is brought to you by
Hello Nature Adventure Tours and Subtidal Adventures

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 are we 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