March 19 Event List

Friday March 19, 2021 : 7:00 am - 7:01 am

Events for Friday March 19 and related links:

9  - 12 - Low Tide Wildlife Paddle - Paddle West (contact info below)

6:30-8 - Sea Change Panel - Ocean Threats & Successes (register)

Scroll down for more information on each of these events.

ON DEMAND: remember to check out our Videos page for great videos such as Bobs & LoLo and Roy Henry Vickers Storytelling.

Kids/Family Fun

Friday Maritime Kid's Week Activity - Grey Whale ID Hunt

Friday March 19, 2021 : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wild Pacific Trail - Brown's Beach to OJ Deck

Marine Kid's Week Activities:  Remember that kid's week activities can be done at any time within your own bubble.  See below for today's recommended activity and check other days for other possible activities.

Do you want to learn more about identifying some of the local Grey Whales?  This activity is available all week along the Wild Pacific Trail.  Please see the printable GW ID Hunt for more information and a catalog of the 8 locals you can find. 

Eight signs have been posted along the Wild Pacific Trail from Brown's Beach parking lot to the OJ Deck (2.5 km round trip) with pictures of some of our local resident Grey Whales. The QR code on these signs will take you to the Locals catalog so you can identify the local you are seeing on the sign.  Find all eight and enter to win our draw for prizes no later than 4 pm on March 21st.

 Please observe all COVID protocols while on the trail and stay healthy!

We have structured our suggested activities so that they can be done within the safety of your own home bubble.  There are no "in person" gatherings at this year's festival.

All About Whales
Interpretive Walks
Kids/Family Fun
Pet Friendly

Low Tide Wildlife Paddle - Paddle West

Friday March 19, 2021 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Paddle West Kayaking (Tofino)

Experience the abundant wildlife of the spring migration. Witness as the seasons change from winter to spring on the coast. Exploring by kayak at low tide amongst the Islands and tidal flats of Tofino will allow you to view birds, marine mammals and intertidal life up close. Paddle quietly and enjoy the morning while one of our experienced Sea Kayak guides tells stories of what is happening all around you and under you. Small group sizes guaranteed. Additional times can be added upon request.

This is an event for everyone 5 and up. Rates are $75 per person plus GST.

booking office: (250)725-3232 / 877-479-3232


PLEASE NOTE: Event subject to change/cancellation in the event of changes to COVID guidelines.

Interpretive Walks
Kids/Family Fun
Ticket Requiring Admission

Sea Change Panel - Ocean Threats & Successes

Friday March 19, 2021 : 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the members of our Sea Change Panel (to be announced) and Mark Maftei from Raincoast Education Society as they discuss topics pertinent to our area.

Each panel member will have 5-10 minute window to explain:

- What they think the biggest threat facing our oceans is

- Share a conservation success story

 - Areas of research overlooked along our coast.

They will then open the discussion for the public to ask questions.  

Please click here to register for this virtual event.

Adult Activities
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

ON DEMAND - Tofino & Ucluelet Choir

Friday March 19, 2021 : 7:59 pm - 8:00 pm
events/videos page

When we knew we would not be able to have in person events for Whale Festival 2021, we asked the Tofino & Ucluelet Choir if they might be able to produce a video for this festival.  The result is a very powerful gathering of harmony that brings our communities together even as we must distance ourselves.  Please enjoy this video at any time from the comfort of you own home.

Please check out our events/videos page to enjoy this exclusive presentation created for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival starting Friday, March 19.

Arts & Culture
Kids/Family Fun
Performers/Live Music/Entertainment

ON DEMAND - Whale Festival Fun with Bobs & LoLo

Friday March 19, 2021 : 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Video Link on our Videos page

Although they cannot join us in person for their usual rousing show, they have provided us with an exciting and fun-filled video presentation put together specially for Whale Festival that you can view at any time from the comfort of you own home.

Familiar figures at Whale Festival, Bobs & LoLo are five-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters as well as the creators and stars of the upbeat, musical preschool series – Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. Recently named Canada’s Favourite Kids’ Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music, this dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement and make-believe.

Please check out our events/videos page to enjoy this exclusive sing-along created for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival starting Monday, March 15.

Arts & Culture
Kids/Family Fun

ON DEMAND - Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers

Friday March 19, 2021 : 8:31 pm - 11:00 pm
Video Link

Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers is an elevating experience that transcends all cultural boundaries and brings a sense of peace and wonder to all who are fortunate enough to enjoy his many tales of life.  

Roy has provided us with a video made specifically for the Whale Festival.  He will walk through selected works, share stories of inspiration and give people a glimpse into the life lessons that he has learned and that his ancestors have passed on to him.

All who are lucky enough to take in this special video leave with a new found sense of appreciation for friends, family, nature, and all the little things that inspire us from day to day.

This video will be available on our Videos page starting Monday, March 15.

Arts & Culture
First Nations Cultural Features
Interpretive Talks
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures