Ocean Outfitters presents: Great Bear Wild, Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest

Saturday March 10, 2018 : 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tofino Community Hall, 351 Arnet Rd, Tofino

7:30pm,  $15 pp, Under 12 –Free,
Tickets online at 

Join Ian McAllister for an evening of exploration, research and wildlife conservation. 

Ian McAllister is a conservationist, filmmaker, photographer and writer who has spent the last 30 years working to protect B.C.’s coastal wilderness and wildlife. Ian has written ten books on the Pacific coast and is currently directing a large screen IMAX film on the Great Bear Rainforest.  A co-founder and the Executive Director of the non-profit Pacific Wild he is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the International League of Conservation Photographers.

100% of ticket sales go to Pacific Wild, a non-profit located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, committed to defending wildlife and their habitat on Canada’s Pacific coast. A cornerstone of Pacific Wild’s wildlife protection work is visual storytelling and impactful communications, pursuing projects and activities through three main initiatives in order to achieve ambitious conservation goals: Ocean, Land, and Community. Working in collaboration with First Nations communities, scientists, other organizations and individuals, Pacific Wild supports innovative research, public education, community outreach and awareness to achieve the goal of lasting environmental protection in the lands and waters of the Great Bear Rainforest.




Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Ticket Requiring Admission

Tofino Legion Pancake breakfast for Whale Festival Parade

Saturday March 10, 2018 : 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Tofino Legion, Main St. Tofino

 Cost $5 and non-perishable food item. Proceeds to KUU-US Crisis Services who run a food bank in Tofino and Ucluelet. 

Kids/Family Fun

Parade of Whales and Wonders – Festival opening

Saturday March 10, 2018 : 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Campbell Street, Tofino

This event kicks off the Whale Festival, with businesses and organizations working hard to decorate floats that capture the spirit of the Pacific Rim Whale Festival. Locals and visitors alike, line Campbell Street to watch as the excitement moves through Tofino, finishing in the downtown village green.                                                     
The parade floats will depart from the Wickaninnish Elementary School, continuing along Campbell St. down 2nd, right on Main St, right on 3rd and finish at the Village Green.
Please no balloons on your floats – there are many natural ways to decorate.

Free Event – no Admission. Buttons b will be available for purchase

Arts & Culture
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Pet Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible

BEACH CLEAN: with Surfrider Pacific Rim

Saturday March 10, 2018 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wickaninnish Beach, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Surfrider will be celebrating the 32nd annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival with a beach clean up on Wickaninnish Beach. This clean will be led by Volunteer Coordinator Colin Robinson, and will take place after the Whale Fest Kickoff & Parade! Snacks and refreshments will be provided, remember to BYO mug!


Kids/Family Fun

'Mathematical Harmonies - Paintings and Sculpture

Saturday March 10, 2018 : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reflecting Spirit Gallery in Davison Plaza, Ucluelet


The art show runs from March 10th until April 5th, featuring the incredible mathematical art of Didymus Bernodotte.  Meet the artist, Thursday March 15 - 7pm.


Arts & Culture