The March 12-27th, 2016 schedule of events  - Click on the date tabs to see a full listing of events for that day.

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 10th, 2016 / 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 2016 silent auction?
Please contact for information.


Artsplash! Pacific Rim Arts Society's Annual Spring Art Show
Showcasing the talents of West Coast Artists and Artisans
Saturday March 12- Saturday March 19 / 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

Vancouver Opera presents STICKBOY
7:30pm, Friday, March 11, Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet
            The Ucluelet and Area Historical Society are pleased to once again present to the local schools and the communities-at-large, performances by Vancouver Opera in Schools.  The much anticipated productions this year will be of Stickboy, which has been has been described as “bravely autobiographical, poetic and visually innovative”. This made-in-Canada opera is a powerful and insightful drama exploring the ramifications of incessant bullying, an issue facing many of our youth of today.
Admission:  By donation from the general public


Don't miss this very special event...

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 Ocean OutfittersRemote Passages Marine Excursions, Jamie's Whale Station, and Subtidal Adventures 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.