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March 10 – 25, 2018

Various events in Tofino and Ucluelet, BC

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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.

gray whale

Gray 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.


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

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I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

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