Sunday Maritime Kid's Week Activity - Beach Clean

Sunday March 21, 2021 : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
at home activity

Sunday's suggested activity, which you can do any day of the festival, is the Beach Clean with Surfrider's marine debris tracker app.

If you check your Maritime Kid's Week pack, you will see our Beach Clean page.  If you missed out getting your pack, you can also find it by clicking the "Printable Kid's Pack" button at the top, or by clicking here.  The Beach Tracker is the last page in this document. 

Use this page to help you do your own solo clean up or 5 minute beach clean all week during Whale Festival, wherever you are in the Pacific Rim.  Submit your findings on the debris tracker.  Remember that all beaches need to be cleaned so if you are somewhere else near a beach, get out and go to that beach.  It can be just as fun and rewarding.

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.

Interpretive Walks
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Pet Friendly

Clayoquot Sound's Creatures of the Deep - SIMRS

Sunday March 21, 2021 : 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society’s expert naturalists Karyssa and Sydney to explore the pelagic waters off Clayoquot Sound. Discover what weird and wonderful marine creatures call the deep open ocean their home. Find out about SIMRS research and monitoring efforts aimed at better understanding the offshore species that visit Clayoquot Sound’s deep-water canyons and continental shelf break. Finally, learn how you can get involved in ongoing citizen-science and whale conservation initiatives along the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Please click here to register for this virtual event.

Karyssa Arnett is a marine biologist and educator with an undergraduate degree studying marine science and conservation at the University of British Columbia. Karyssa worked as a Naturalist for Jamie's Whaling Station in Tofino and Ucluelet, where she spent many hours on the water documenting whale encounters and reporting sea lion entanglements.

Sydney Dixon is a marine biologist, educator, and wildlife photographer born and raised on the coast of British Columbia. Her passion for the ocean began at a young age and, with a desire to be out on the water, Sydney has worked as a Marine Naturalist in Victoria, Tofino and Ucluelet.  It is through that work that she found her passion for educating. Whether through education or art, Sydney hopes to inspire people to conserve the marine environment and to protect all life below water.

Interpretive Talks
Kids/Family Fun

ON DEMAND - Tofino & Ucluelet Choir

Sunday March 21, 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

Sunday March 21, 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

Sunday March 21, 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