Bamfield Tour with Jamie's Whaling Station & Huu-ay-aht First Nation

Saturday March 19, 2022 : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jamie's Whaling Station - Ucluelet

Join Jamie’s in Ucluelet for a tour to Bamfield and look out for whales along the way. You will then disembark and begin a tour of the traditional Huu-ay-aht village site of Kiixin.

Please register directly with Jamie's. Cost is $180 and spaces are limited. This will be a 7 to 8 hour tour so bring lunch and a drink.  This tour may not be appropriate for younger children due to the length and content.  Those with injuries, mobility challenges, or medical issues cannot be accommodated due to the hiking terrain.

Adult Activities
First Nations Cultural Features
Interpretive Walks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Wilderness & Wildlife Daytrips by Boat

Cookie Decorating & Face Painting - Gray Whale Deli

Saturday March 19, 2022 : 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gray Whale Deli - Ucluelet

This is a traditional Maritime Kids' week activity and fun for kids of all ages.  Come and decorate your whale cookies at the Gray Whale Deli. Paula will also be on hand to paint faces.

This is a good kick-off to our kids day activities so come on out and enjoy.  This will be a button event and buttons will be available on site.

Button Event
Culinary
Kids/Family Fun
Wheelchair Accessible

PRAS - Art Splash

Saturday March 19, 2022 : 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Pacific Rim Arts Society will be putting on a display of art to view and available for purchase.  Artists will be visiting through the week.  Free to enter and there will be a free raffle as well.

Adult Activities
Arts & Culture
Wheelchair Accessible

Whales & Trails: invasive species trail nature walk

Saturday March 19, 2022 : 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
He-Tin-Kis parking lot by Terrace Beach

Discover invasive species and their impact on native ecosystems on this family friendly walk.  We will explore the Wild Pacific Trail along Terrace Beach and Spring Cove. Learn how to recognize local invasive species, report them, and protect the biodiversity of our beloved west coast.

This will be a whale festival button event.  Meet at the He-Tin-Kis parking lot just off Peninsula road.  A map of the trail is available on the Wild Pacific Trail site.

Button Event
Interpretive Walks
Kids/Family Fun
Pet Friendly

Uzume Taiko Drum performance

Saturday March 19, 2022 : 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Ucluelet Community Center

Uzume Taiko is a loud fusion of Pacific West Coast, North American, Asian, and European sensibilities with a flair for the dramatic! We make our music using Taiko drums, percussion instruments and flutes, and find interesting ways to combine them with modern instruments and voices to create music that is an expression of our desire to see harmony and peace in the world.  Come celebrate and drum with Uzume Taiko and consider taking one of their 2 workshops.  Fun for the whole family.

Button Event
Kids/Family Fun
Performers/Live Music/Entertainment
Wheelchair Accessible

Uzume Taiko Drum workshop 1

Saturday March 19, 2022 : 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Ucluelet Community Center

This 30 minute workshop will be family friendly and geared to kids 4 years to 13 years.  Note that parental supervision is required for younger participants.  Limit of 30 participants.

There will be a charge for this workshop of $5 per participant.  This will gain access to this workshop as well as all other button events during the festival.  

Note that COVID protocol may require proof of vaccination.

Kids/Family Fun
Performers/Live Music/Entertainment
Ticket Requiring Admission
Wheelchair Accessible

Uzume Taiko Drum workshop 2

Saturday March 19, 2022 : 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ucluelet Community Center

This 30 minute workshop will be geared to adults and teens 14 years and up. Limit of 30 participants.

There will be a charge for this workshop of $5 per participant. This will gain access to this workshop as well as all other button events during the festival. 

Note that COVID protocol will require proof of vaccination.

Adult Activities
Kids/Family Fun
Performers/Live Music/Entertainment
Ticket Requiring Admission
Wheelchair Accessible

Salmon Parks Premiere film presentation

Saturday March 19, 2022 : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre - Tofino

Join us for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival premiere of Salmon Parks, a film about saving wild salmon from extinction, led by Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Nuchatlaht, and Ehattesaht First Nations.

Wild salmon and ancient forests evolved together over eons - without one, the other cannot survive. Wild salmon rely on old-growth forests, which have evolved over thousands of years to provide complex shaded habitat for salmon to spawn and reproduce. These complex salmon habitats have been safeguarded by Indigenous Peoples on the coast of BC since time immemorial. Nuu-Chah-Nulth Peoples have been nurturing a timeless relationship with salmon in Nootka Sound on the western coast of Vancouver Island. However, the story of their daily struggles to keep these iconic fish flourishing forever has never been told. Until now…

Those attending must be vaccinated per the current health order.  Buttons will be available on site.

Adult Activities
Button Event
Film
First Nations Cultural Features
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Wheelchair Accessible