Ucluelet and Tofino Events:
Pacific Rim Whale Festival March 11 – Sunday 26, 2017
Tofino Shorebird Festival May 5 – 7, 2017
Every year from late April through May, flocks of Sandpipers, Plovers, Whimbrels, and many other shorebirds pass through the Tofino area. Thousands stop here to feed and rest as they make their impressive journey from South and Central America northward to their Arctic breeding grounds.
Clayoquot Island Preserve May 2017. Stubbs Island May Long weekend annually
Annual opening of a wildlife refuge and gardens owned by the Land Conservancy. Free tours once a year only on the May Long weekend. Once frequented by famed author John Steinbeck and his friend, marine biologist Ed “Doc” Rickets, both of “Cannery Row” fame. Free water taxis leave from Tofino Harbour.
Aboriginal Days June 2017
Aboriginal Days at the Pacific Rim National Park – Wickinninnish Interpretive Centre
Tofino Food and Wine Festival June 3, 2017
Tofino Food and Wine Festival celebrates the marriage of food and wine, with the main event, Grazing in the Gardens, showcasing local culinary talents and British Columbia wines, in the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens.
360 Cadillac Van Isle Yacht race June 10 – 24, 2017.
Yacht race that circumnavigates Vancouver Island every second year. Next race 2017. Stops in Ucluelet at the Small Boat Harbour where the West Coast Motel is located. www.vanisle360.com
Edge to Edge Marathon June 11, 2017
Full marathon, 1/2 marathon and relay. Marathon runners enjoy the route between Ucluelet and Tofino, including Long Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet. Edge to Edge Marathon
Canada Day July 1, 2017
Activities in the Pacific Rim National Park at Wickinninnish Beach and in Ucluelet. Includes sand castle building, childrens’ crafts and activities, beach volley ball, family BBC and of course – a parade!
Pacific Rim Summer Festival July 1 to July 9, 2017
A festival of music, dance, theatre, film and art in Tofino and Ucluelet.
UKEE DAYS July 21-23, 2017
Ukee Days is a 3-day weekend long festival celebrating westcoast life featuring Logger Sports Canadian Championships, live music and performances, awesome food and retail vendors, a fantastic parade, beer gardens, Deluxe Breakfast, Surf & Turf BBQ, hilarious contests and so much more.
Otalith Music Festival August 18-19, 2017
Enjoy international acts in the heart of a coastal rainforest while raising money for local and reginal non-profit organizations.
PRAS Cultural Heritage Festival September 2017
Celebrates the rich west coast culture and heritage. Events will include exciting exhibits, workshops, demos, feasts and activities for the whole family. Our focus this year is the Traditional Art of Wood Carving and Cedar Bark Weaving. The public will have the opportunity to observe master carvers at work and learn carving techniques through workshops and public demonstrations. Pacific Rim Arts Society
Queen of the Peak September 29 -October 1, 2017
The Queen of the Peak is an annual all Women’s Surf Contest created by Surf Sister and Shelter Restaurant. This event showcases and celebrates the amazing female surf talent present here on the west coast.
Thornton Creek Hatchery (Bear Viewing) Mid October
Interested in seeing a bear? You can visit the Thornton Creek Hatchery by donation mid October 10am- 3pm! The hatchery is NOT to be entered to view bears outside the advertised opening hours, when gate is closed!
Halloween Howl on October 31, 2017
In Ucluelet at 7:30 at community center. Haunted house, fireworks, hot chocolate!
21st Annual Clayoquot Oyster Festival mid November, 2017
It is held annualy on the 3rd week of November, coinciding with the beginning of the area’s oyster harvest as this is when oysters are at their plumpest.
Ucluelet Aquarium Release Day December, 2017
Come on down and lend a hand! Ucluelet Aquarium
Harbour Lights Sail Past Mid December 2017
Brave the winter weather and join us to watch the boats sail past in all their finery. Enjoy a hot mug of cocoa and cookies while checking out the shops! The fun starts at 7pm!!
Tofino Winter Lights December & January 2018
Come with your family, friends, children and be enchanted by the magical art created by tens of thousands of lights in one of the world’s great gardens.
Tofino Film Festival February
The Tofino Film Festival always delivers conciousness raising, chuckle inducing, thought provoking entertainment with its thoughtfully curated films.
Storm Watching November 2017 to February 2018
Experience a wet and wild west coast winter! Nothing is more exhilarating than the fury of the wind, rain and waves during a winter storm.
DATES TO COME FOR 2017 & 2018!
Rip Curl Pro Tofino
The event has now grown to attract Canada’s top professional surfers, veterans, longboarders, juniors, and crowds of spectators to Cox Bay in Tofino, BC. The event is a celebration of Canada’s surf culture with a great vibe on and off the beach.The Ripcurl Pro Tofino .