The March 12-27th, 2016 schedule of events will be updated as soon as possible. Please check back to see what's happening!

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the Pacific Rim Whale Festival and our local communities.

Pre-Festival Events and Fundraising:


The Wickaninnish Inn Gala and Silent Auction - Tofino, BC

Thursday, March 12th / The Wickaninnish Inn  6:00pm 

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival Gala and Silent Auction starts with Chef Warren Barr and the kitchen brigade cooking up some magic. Wine pairings and tempting silent auction items complement the evening for this 20th annual fundraising (and fundraising) event. 100% of the ticket cost and silent auction proceeds go to support the volunteer-fueled Whale Festival and its marketing efforts. Tickets for the dinner with wine pairings are an amazingly great value at $110/person, including taxes and service. For details email our team at or visit for more info.

Thank-You to all contributors of the Wickaninnish Inn Gala and Silent Auction! We appreciate your support and thank-you for your contributions.

Want to donate to the 2014 silent auction? Please contact for information.


 Check out these great events happening daily. * Times and Details Subject to Change

Artsplash! Pacific Rim Arts Society's Annual Spring Art Show
Showcasing the talents of West Coast Artists and Artisans
Saturday March 14- Sunday March 22 / Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet, B.C.
10:00am - 10:00pm Daily  

Come and see what's new in the local art scene! For more information visit

West Coast Photo Showdown
An Exhibition Competition for the Best Winter Wave Photos!

Opening Exhibition and Viewing: Saturday March 14th & 15th, 2015 
Opening 7:00pm / Saturday, March 14th @ Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Ucluelet 
Admission $5
 (Button Event)

Winter storms on the Pacific Ocean have been pounding our coastline for ages!  If you’re lucky enough to have witnessed one of these massive surf storms you know how hard it is to capture an image that does it justice.  That’s why we’ve invited anyone with a photographic eye to submit their finest winter storm photos to showcase their talent and celebrate one of our favourite winter activities – Stormwatching.  This is an informal opportunity to come out and view some of the best winter stormwatching photography on the West Coast.  All of the photos that will appear in the Showdown have been taken right here along our coastline between Ucluelet and Tofino.  The winning photos will be chosen by YOU, in a People’s Choice style vote by ballot.  Thank you Black Rock Oceanfront Resort.

Please visit Black Rock's event page for sign up details...

Daily Marine Documentary Presentations - Button Event
Remote Passages Marine Excursions - Boathouse @ 51 Wharf St., Tofino 
Saturday March 14 - Sunday March 22, 2015
10:15am & 2:00pm  

Researchers discover the mysteries of Gray, Humpback, Killer and Sperm whales!Marine-based documentaries suitable for all ages.See daily screenings at



Beneath the Surface 

 An art exhibit in the Wickaninnish Inn's new gallery space off their beautiful Driftwood Cafe. 

Wickaninnish Inn, 500 Osprey Lane, Tofino - Gallery open daily

Please join the Wickaninnish Inn in celebrating the coast's young artists with a showing of this year's button art winners. Prints will be for sale with all proceeds going back to the Whale Festival. 

The space is also showcasing pieces from this year's winning poster artist, Marika Swan; the 2012 poster artist, Allison Tremain; and other coastal artists who submitted their pieces for a chance to be the festival's poster creator. 

Fancy a Whale Watch?

Here on the Pacific Rim, both Tofino and Ucluelet have many fantastic Whale Watching companies to choose from to get out on the water for a chance to witness the amazing show that Mother Nature puts on every single day. How lucky are we to have this in our own backyard?!
Although there are multiple companies with multiple sailing times, it is a good idea to book in advance to ensure your spot on the ever-popular Whale Watching and Nature Cruises.

Please contact the Whale Watching companies well in advance to claim your spot! 

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is happy to have companies such as Remote Passages Marine Excursions, Jamie's Whale Station, The Whale Centre, Ocean Outfitters,  and Tofino Water Taxi in Tofino and Jamie's Whaling Station and Subtidal Adventures in Ucluelet as part of the festival's Whale Watching gang. 
For contact information, go to our Events page to view the daily-featured tour companies' contact info!


To help you find your way around our towns locating the Artists In Action and all other events, download these maps (courtesy of Schramm Design):   Tofino Map or Ucluelet Map.

 For event locations in the Pacific Rim National Park, please click here.