Welcome to the Pacific Rim Whale Festival

Welcome to the Pacific Rim Whale Festival

In March 2018, we will be celebrating our 32nd annual 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. 

JOIN US: MARCH 10 – 25, 2018!

For more information please contact


 or mail us at:

P.O. Box 955 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 


March 10, 2018     Whalefest kick off and Parade  - Tofino

March 10, 2018  Special Guest Speaker: Ian McAllister 
(sponsored by Ocean Outfitters) Tofino

March 17, 2018 - Barnacle Bluegrass (St Patrick's Day) at Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet
Featuring: DAVID GOGO

March 18, 2018   - Chowder Chow Down - Ucluelet Community Centre

March 18, 2018  -  SeaChange Panel:
Global Warming: What does it mean for our Oceans?

March 21, 2018  - Maritime Kids Day, with special guests BOBS AND LOLO,  Tofino

March 22, 2018  - Maritime Kids Day, with special guests BOBS AND LOLO,  Ucluelet

March 25, 2018 - Closing Ceremonies, Microplastic Survey (Ukee Aquarium) & Tug-O-Whale at Wickaninnish Beach, PRNPR


We would like to thank our major sponsors for their commitment to our communities and the return of the majestic Grey whales.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors


Black Press

Black Rock Resort

Jamie’s Whaling Station

Long Beach Lodge

Ocean Outfitters

Remote Passages Marine Excursions


Tofino Resort & Marina

Tourism Tofino

Tourism Ucluelet

The Westerly News



District of Tofino

District of Ucluelet

Tofino Time



Canadian Princess Lodge and Marina


Gray Whale Deli

Jamie’s Rainforest Inn

Pacific Sands Resort

Tin Wis Resort

Ucluelet Historical Society

Waters Edge Resort



Wickaninnish Inn


For a full list of sponsors please view our SPONSORS page.