ARTSPLASH! - Annual ART SHOW- Artist in Action

Friday March 23, 2018 : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Rock Ocean Front Resort, 596 Marine Dr., Ucluelet

Artist in Action, Esther Sample

Esther is a primarily self-taught oil and acrylic painter that specializes in west coast scenery. Deeply inspired by her previous career as a commercial fisherman and having grown up on the BC coast, Esther's artwork portrays the true beauty of west coast lifestyle. Through her paintings she shares her point of view and life experiences of the land she calls home. 

“ArtSplash!” is the largest non-juried Annual Art Show on the west coast and once again this year it will be in conjunction with the Whale Festival.  Up to 60 artists will have their work for sale and on selected days Artists in Action will be demonstrating their skills.  This is a fantastic opportunity to see the creative work of regional established and emerging artists.   Admission:  Free – donations appreciated! Daily until the 25th 10am–6pm.

 

 

Arts & Culture
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Wheelchair Accessible

Whale Spotting and Whale Touch Table - Learn to Camp

Friday March 23, 2018 : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kwisitis Centre, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Join Parks Canada and learn about grey whales and their migration up the coast. Meet the interpreters on the deck of the Kwisitis Visitor Centre where you can test your cetacean knowledge and maybe even spot a grey whale.

11-3pm, Learn To Camp
Join Parks Canada’s Learn to Camp team to discover and practice some basics of campsite set up. Subjects include campsite planning, safe food storage practices, learning the Leave No Trace principles, wildlife safety and packing tips for front-country camping.

All About Whales
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Wheelchair Accessible

Flukes & Feathers at Remote Passages w/ Pete Clarkson

Friday March 23, 2018 : 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remote Passages Marine Excursions, 51 Wharf St, Tofino

It’s the perfect time of year for an exciting adventure where our guides take you touring into stretching inlet waters and along the outer coast of Clayoquot Sound seeking coastal and inlet birds and migrating grey whales all in one experience! An inspiring daytrip for most ages with informative and engaging guides! Thanks to Remote Passages Marine Excursions for continued Festival support! Partnered event: 25% of proceeds go to support the Whale festival.
Admission $95. PP     CALL 250-725-3330 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE BOAT! 

All About Whales
Arts & Culture
Kids/Family Fun
Wilderness & Wildlife Daytrips by Boat

GUEST SPEAKER: Barb Beasley, Coastal Frogs & Salamanders

Friday March 23, 2018 : 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Remote Passages Marine Excursions, 51 Wharf St, Tofino

Whales aren’t the only ones migrating at this time of the year. Frogs and salamanders are moving to and from ponds throughout the rainforest and along the coastline. It’s their breeding season and you can tell where they are by listening for their calls and watching for their jelly egg masses. This presentation will describe the natural history of our local species of amphibians, and the stewardship projects being done to safeguard their habitats.

Button event – no Admission. Buttons Button Event will be available for purchase

Button Event
Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Wheelchair Accessible

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Lauren McWhinnie; Endangered Southern Resident Killer whales

Friday March 23, 2018 : 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Remote Passages Marine Excursions, 51 Wharf St, Tofino

 

Exposure to ship-source marine noise is an emerging issue that is increasingly shown to interfere with many of key life functions of marine mammals such as their ability to communicate, forage and navigate. Cetaceans and in particular Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) are already facing increasing amounts of noise exposure from large ships in the Salish Sea as marine vessel traffic increases. While the majority of large vessel movement can be captured and assessed through the use of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), the contribution of smaller non-AIS vessels is not currently as quantifiable.

Therefore our research focuses on collecting information on both non-AIS vessel and the presence of marine mammals(including SRKW) using three passive forms of data collection; an AIS receiver, hydrophones and a land-based camera. This talk will present an outline of the work being undertaken, from the design stages to installation and highlight some of the initial findings from the early analysis work. It will also discuss the importance of this information within the designated Critical Habitat of endangered Southern Resident Killer whales.
Button event. Buttons Button Event will be available for purchase

 

Button Event
Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Wheelchair Accessible

S'more-y Time Around the Campfire

Friday March 23, 2018 : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Point Campground, Group Site, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

 

Share songs and stories around the campfire with Parks Canada! Learn about some of the wildlife that make the area special and try your hand at making the perfect s’more!

 

Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures