March 10 – 25, 2018
Various events in Tofino and Ucluelet, BC
Welcome to the Pacific Rim Whale Festival
In March 2018, we will be celebrating our 32nd annual festival! We hope you can be a part of the inspiration, education, and entertainment by celebrating our coastal traditions, unique environment, and the spring return of the grey whale.
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival celebrates the continued protection and annual return of migrating Pacific grey whales to the coastal waters of the communities of Tofino, Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. An estimated 20,000 grey whales make the journey each year from the Baja Peninsula’s breeding and calving lagoons in Mexico toward their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas near the Arctic. Marking the official opening of the area’s prime whale watching season, The Pacific Rim Whale Festival includes an array of cultural, culinary, musical, and educational events.
DATES TO KEEP IN MIND:
March 10, 2018 Whalefest kick off and Parade – Tofino
March 10, 2018 Special Guest Speaker (sponsored by Ocean Outfitters) Tofino
March 17, 2018 – Barnacle Bluegrass (St Patrick’s Day) at Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet
Featuring: DAVID GOGO
March 18, 2018 – Chowder Chow Down – Ucluelet Community Centre
March 18, 2018 SeaChange Panel:
Global Warming: What does it mean for our Oceans?
March 21, 2018 – Maritime Kids Day, with special guests BOBS AND LOLO, Tofino
March 22, 2018 – Maritime Kids Day, with special guests BOBS AND LOLO, Ucluelet