Let the Celebration Begin!Let the Celebration Begin!


Throughout the coastal towns of Tofino and Ucluelet and around the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, it's an all-out celebration of life on the coast!

It's about grey whales and marine life education, inspirational talks and interpretive walks, children's fun for the small and culinary events for the tall, First Nations cultural workshops and more - come and experience a coastal tradition!

Check out last years festival events!

Visit our Events page

What's Happening?What's Happening?


Keep tabs on the Festival with our News & Announcements page.

Are you a local business wanting to participate in the Pacific Rim Whale Festival? Go to the Sponsor tab to download our Sponsorship Package, with Event Application and additional forms you need to get started!


2014 Poster art by Kelly Deakin Carter

A long time Ucluelet resident who has now focused on burning wooded object, such as, conks to plywood, burls, driftwood, paddles and the list goes on. She is extremely passionate about creating custom pieces, as we can see here on Pacific Rim Whale Festival poster.

See our generous SponsorsSee our generous Sponsors


The non-profit Pacific Rim Whale Festival Society offers a rewarding platform for partnership between a robust menu of private and corporate funders and contributors.

Local, regional and international sponsors keep the wheels turning, and in turn we extend our utmost gratitude. Like whales without water, we couldn't survive without you!

Offer your support by becoming a festival sponsor!

View our 2013 list of generous sponsors.

The Whales are coming!The Whales are coming!


It's the perfect time of year to witness grey whales on migration; indoors, from the air, or out on the briny sea!

We're on a mission to spread the word on whales and the creatures who share their environments. Of course, there's more than just greys; humpbacks, killer whales, and other outstanding wildlife live here too...

Read more about West Coast Whales!

Canada's Real West CoastCanada's Real West Coast

West Coast 101

Canada's real west coast welcomes springtime weeks ahead of our nation's east coast counterparts!

Surrounded by sandy beaches, and lush rainforest, the communities of Tofino, Ucluelet, and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve are a playground for wildlife and people alike. This is the scoop on where we live and why we celebrate Life on the Coast!

Get the low-down by heading to West Coast 101!

  • Let the Celebration Begin!
  • What's Happening?
  • See our generous Sponsors
  • The Whales are coming!
  • Canada's Real West Coast

Welcome to the Pacific Rim Whale Festival

In March 2015, we will be celebrating our 29th 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. 

For more information please contact

 or mail us at:

P.O. Box 955 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 




The 28th Annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival could not have happened without the incredible support of so many key-community members. We are please to partner with each and every contributor listed below.

The Whale Festival Society would like to thank everyone for the generousity in time, in-kind and financial support - the festival truly embodies the coast's love of community.

The society is looking forward to working with everyone again next fall to prep for the 28th Whale Festival! **

Legacy Sponsor


Grey Whale Sponsors

Stellar Sea Lion 

Harbour Seal Sponsors:

Eagle Sponsors:

  • Barkley Cafe
  • Chocolate Tofino
  • Creative Salmon
  • Coastal Colour Printing
  • Coast Community Credit Union
  • Friends of Clayoquot Sound
  • Gray Whale Deli
  • Lennard Island Light Keepers
  • Marina West Motel
  • Method Marine
  • Norwoods
  • Phillips Brewery
  • Pina Clothing
  • Pacific Rim Arts Society
  • Ocean Pet Supplies 
  • Schramm Design
  • The Beach House
  • The Floathouse
  • The Whale Centre
  • Tofino Botanical Gardens
  • Tofino Brewing co
  • Tonquin Foundation
  • Urban Lotus Acupuncture & Herbs
  • Waterlily Framing
  • West Coast Motel
  • Windsor Plywood

*The Whale Festival Society would also like to extend our thanks to the fantastic contributors of the Wickaninnish Inn's Gala, The Photoshowdown, Barnacle Blues, & The Electric Gumboot Ball!

Each event served as fundraisers for the festival - helping to ensure the Society is able to invite esteemed educators to give talks, hire talented entertainers for the various events and make sure everyone attending is having a wonderful time. Please check the official Sponsorship page for a complete list of all who donated prizes and auction items.*