Wild Pacific Trail – Ucluelet – view from one of the benches to Broken Islands Group, Pacific Rim National Park.

Ucluelet and Tofino Events:

Tofino Film Festival February

The Tofino Film Festival always delivers conciousness raising, chuckle inducing, thought provoking entertainment with its thoughtfully curated films.

Storm Watching November 2017 to February 2018

Experience a wet and wild west coast winter! Nothing is more exhilarating than the fury of the wind, rain and waves during a winter storm.

Pacific Rim Whale Festival March 10-25th 2018

Pacific Rim Whale Festival has hit the ‘Big Time’ – The Wall Street Journal, that is! see article

DATES TO COME FOR 2018 and 2019!

Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2018

The event has now grown to attract Canada’s top professional surfers, veterans, longboarders, juniors, and crowds of spectators to Cox Bay in Tofino, BC. The event is a celebration of Canada’s surf culture with a great vibe on and off the beach.The Ripcurl Pro Tofino .

Lantern Festival August 12th 2018

Raincoast Interpretive Centre

Tofino Shorebird Festival May 2018

Every year from late April through May, flocks of Sandpipers, Plovers, Whimbrels, and many other shorebirds pass through the Tofino area. Thousands stop here to feed and rest as they make their impressive journey from South and Central America northward to their Arctic breeding grounds.

Rip Curl Pro Tofino May 2018

Rip Curl Pro Tofino is the largest surfing competition in Canada. This annual Tofino Surf competition provides an arena for competitive surfing. This is the 12th year, the Rip Curl Pro Tofino has been at the forefront of a rapidly increasing level of Canadian competitive surfing.

Clayoquot Island Preserve May 2018 Stubbs Island May Long weekend annually

Annual opening of a wildlife refuge and gardens owned by the Land Conservancy. Free tours once a year only on the May Long weekend. Once frequented by famed author John Steinbeck and his friend, marine biologist Ed “Doc” Rickets, both of “Cannery Row” fame. Free water taxis leave from Tofino Harbour.

Aboriginal Days June

Aboriginal Days at the Pacific Rim National Park – Wickinninnish Interpretive Centre

Tofino Food and Wine Festival June 1-3rd 2018

Tofino Food and Wine Festival celebrates the marriage of food and wine, with the main event, Grazing in the Gardens, showcasing local culinary talents and British Columbia wines, in the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens.

360 Cadillac Van Isle Yacht race June 1-14 2018

Yacht race that circumnavigates Vancouver Island every second year. Next race 2017. Stops in Ucluelet at the Small Boat Harbour where the West Coast Motel is located. www.vanisle360.com

Edge to Edge Marathon June 17, 2018

Full marathon, 1/2 marathon and relay. Marathon runners enjoy the route between Ucluelet and Tofino, including Long Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet. Edge to Edge Marathon

Canada Day july 1st 2018

Activities in the Pacific Rim National Park at Wickinninnish Beach and in Ucluelet. Includes sand castle building, childrens’ crafts and activities, beach volley ball, family BBC and of course – a parade!

Pacific Rim Summer Festival July 1st until July 8th

A festival of music, dance, theatre, film and art in Tofino and Ucluelet.


Ukee Days is a 3-day weekend long festival celebrating westcoast life featuring Logger Sports Canadian Championships, live music and performances, awesome food and retail vendors, a fantastic parade, beer gardens, Deluxe Breakfast, Surf & Turf BBQ, hilarious contests and so much more.

Otalith Music Festival

Enjoy international acts in the heart of a coastal rainforest while raising money for local and reginal non-profit organizations.
Otalith Festival

PRAS Cultural Heritage Festival May 1 until May 31st 2019

Celebrates the rich west coast culture and heritage. Events will include exciting exhibits, workshops, demos, feasts and activities for the whole family. Our focus this year is the Traditional Art of Wood Carving and Cedar Bark Weaving. The public will have the opportunity to observe master carvers at work and learn carving techniques through workshops and public demonstrations. Pacific Rim Arts Society

Queen of the Peak September 29 -October 1, 2018

The Queen of the Peak is an annual all Women’s Surf Contest created by Surf Sister and Shelter Restaurant. This event showcases and celebrates the amazing female surf talent present here on the west coast.

Thornton Creek Hatchery (Bear Viewing) Mid October

Interested in seeing a bear? You can visit the Thornton Creek Hatchery by donation mid October 10am- 3pm! The hatchery is NOT to be entered to view bears outside the advertised opening hours, when gate is closed!

Halloween Howl on October 31, 2018

In Ucluelet at 7:30 at community center. Haunted house, fireworks, hot chocolate!

21st Annual Clayoquot Oyster Festival mid November, 2018

It is held annualy on the 3rd week of November, coinciding with the beginning of the area’s oyster harvest as this is when oysters are at their plumpest.


Ucluelet Aquarium Release Day December, 2018

Come on down and lend a hand! Ucluelet Aquarium

Harbour Lights Sail Past Mid December 2018

Brave the winter weather and join us to watch the boats sail past in all their finery. Enjoy a hot mug of cocoa and cookies while checking out the shops! The fun starts at 7pm!!

Tofino Winter Lights December & January 2018

Come with your family, friends, children and be enchanted by the magical art created by tens of thousands of lights in one of the world’s great gardens.

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