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!
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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!
2015 Poster Artist: Claire Watson
Claire is an Artist, illustrator and freelance graphic designer living with her husband, two kids and Mexican mutt aboard their 42’ Cheoy Lee Ketch in Tofino. She moved from Gabriola Island in 2013 and feels as though Tofino and the wild west coast will be her long-term home.
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.
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Get the low-down by heading to West Coast 101!