Flukes & Feathers at Remote Passages w/ Pete Clarkson

Friday March 17, 2017 : 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Remote Passages Marine Excursions, 51 Wharf St, Tofino


It’s the perfect time of year for an exciting adventure where our guides take you touring into stretching inlet waters and along the outer coast of Clayoquot Sound seeking coastal and inlet birds and migrating grey whales all in one experience! An inspiring daytrip for most ages with informative and engaging guides! Thanks to Remote Passages Marine Excursions for continued Festival support! Partnered event: 25% of proceeds go to support the Whale festival.
Admission $89. PP     CALL 250-725-3330 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE BOAT!  


Arts & Culture
Interpretive Talks
Wilderness & Wildlife Daytrips by Boat

Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers,

Friday March 17, 2017 : 11:00 am
Eagle Eerie Gallery


            Renowned First Nation artist Roy Henry Vickers intimately shares personal stories of coastal life and inspirations, in his own longhouse gallery. He will be releasing Limited Edition prints and will be available for signing following the storytelling. Everyone welcome! Thanks to Eagle Aerie Gallery for years of Whale Festival support.
FREE event – no Admission. 


First Nations Cultural Features
Kids/Family Fun
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Guest Speaker: Elin Kelsey Wild Contagious Hope.

Friday March 17, 2017 : 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Remote Passages Marine Excursions, 51 Wharf St, Tofino


             “On World Ocean’s Day, June 8, 2014, Elin co-launched a twitter tag called  #OceanOptimism. To her surprise, it went viral, engaging more than 74 million people with marine conservation successes. #OceanOptimism is a harbinger of a collective hunger for hope. Drawing on inspiring examples from whales, the west coast and beyond, Elin chronicles the spectacular rise of this turn toward hope and why it is so unlikely – and so important – to an increasingly fractured world drowning in doom and gloom.”  
Button event – no Admission. Buttons Button Event will be available for purchase


Button Event
Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures

Guardians of the Coast - with Chris Darimont

Friday March 17, 2017 : 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tofino Community Hall, 351 Arnet Rd, Tofino

$15 Ocean Outfitters special presentation


Join us for a memorable evening of stories, science and stunning images with Chris Darimont of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the University of Victoria. This talk will celebrate all who safeguard our precious coast.  Chris will guide us into the GBR, where cedar trees date to the Middle Ages, black bears can be white, and wolves are considered marine mammals. Be inspired by powerful alliances of people, led by Indigenous communities, who have stood tall against habitat destruction, Big Oil, and trophy hunting. Lessons learned there could help us tackle new threats now facing other areas of our priceless coast.
Chris Darimont is the Hakai-Raincoast Professor at the University of Victoria and Science Director for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.  With community partners, students, and Raincoast colleagues, he practices acutely applied conservation science.  Known for his work with wolves and bears, he also holds a special place in his heart for beach mice.


Interpretive Talks
Maritime & Coastal Cultures
Ticket Requiring Admission