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Tofino Area Festivals & Events


Main Street Gallery Presents Victoria Leader

Wednesday May 31st, 2017
Victoria Leader has gained appreciation and a following for her live portrait sketches at Tofino Public Market. Beginning in April, Victoria will be showcasing a collection of artworks celebrating the beauty and emotion that the west coast inspires.

Live Music in the Great Room Restaurant at Long Beach Lodge Resort

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 15:00 to 18:00
Live Music in the Great Room Restaurant.Every Wednesday 3-6pm. Enjoy happy hour from 3-6pm with après surf menu from 3-5pm and dinner starting at 5pm.

First-Aid - Wilderness First-Aid 20hr Course (or 40hr re-cert.) - April 28-30

Sunday 30th April, 2017
KNOWLEDGE AND HOW TO RESPOND TO REMOTE EMERGENCIES IN THE WILDERNESS

First-Aid - Wilderness First-Aid 40hr Course - April 28-May 2

Tuesday May 2nd, 2017
ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE AND HOW TO RESPOND TO REMOTE EMERGENCIES IN THE WILDERNESS

ISA Surf Level 1 Instructor Course

Tuesday 2nd May, 2017
Become an International Surfing Association Surf instructor and travel the world teaching surfing and paddling!

SUP Touring 1 Instructor Course (Paddle Canada Cert.) - May 4/5

Friday 5th May, 2017
ADVANCED LEVEL SUP INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION. 

LIVE the LIFE you LOVE: SUP, Surf, Yoga Retreat - May 4 - 8

Monday 8th May, 2017
LIVE the LIFE you LOVE: SUP, Surf, Yoga Retreat - May 4 - 8A FUN filled long weekend of Surf, SUP and Yoga on Canada's BREATHTAKING West Coast in Tofino with Catherine Bruhwiler of Tofino Paddle Surf and Kim Sosnick of North Shore SUP, Yoga, Surf School .

Tofino Shorebird Festival

Sunday 7th May, 2017
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.

Feast Tofino

Monday 22nd May, 2017
Taste Tofino’s sustainable boat-to-table cuisine in this 2 week-long culinary celebration!

SUP Touring 2 Instructor Course (Paddle Canada Cert.) - May 6-8

Monday 8th May, 2017
PADDLE CANADA’S MOST ADVANCED SUP TOURING COURSE. 

First-Aid - Marine First-Aid & CPR-C - May 11/12

Friday 12th May, 2017
FIRST AID FOR MARINE AND FISHING INDUSTRY THAT MEETS TRANSPORT CANADA REQUIREMENTS

First-Aid - Standard First-aid & CPR-C - May 11/12

Friday 12th May, 2017
KNOWLEDGE TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES AT HOME AND AT WORK

Central Westcoast Forest Society Winter Speaker Series with Dr. Colin Levings

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 19:00
CWFS Winter Speaker Series - Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries

Rip Curl Pro Tofino

Sunday 14th May, 2017
The Rip Curl Pro Tofino is Canada’s largest surfing competition and the only one in Canada open to all divisions. Sanctioned by the Canadian Surfing Association, it's also the Canadian Surfing Championship.

Storm Surf Shop 20 Years of Stoke Party

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 17:00 to 22:00
Storm turns 20 this year and they're throwing a party!You don't want to miss this one! Festivities are going down at Tofino Brewing Co. and they've sorted some epic bands - BC/DC and The Sheenas - for your enjoyment!

LONG WEEKEND SUP SURF & TOURING (Paddle Canada Cert.) - May 20-22

Monday 22nd May, 2017
SUP SURFING & TOURING ON MAY LONG WEEKEND. You can do it all in Tofino this May Long Weekend (Victoria Day Weekend)! Spend 3 days stand up paddleboarding in the surf and touring around Clayoquot Sound. 

Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00
Celebrate May We Play with a Cox Bay beach clean up, May 20th, 10am - 1pm!This is a plastic bag, bottle and cup free event! Please dress for the weather, bring your own reusable bag, work gloves, and a reusable to-go cup for some free refreshments!

Tofino Public Market - First of the Season!

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Monday 22nd May, 2017
Mark will be in the gallery painting at his easel! Come in to see him in action and get insight into how he creates his vivid and detailed artworks. Time: 11am-3pm Location: 366 Campbell Street, Tofino

Raincoast Presents Coastal Animal Tracking

Sunday 28th May, 2017
Coastal Animal Tracking with instructor David Moskowitz May 26-28, 2017

The Tofino Boardwalk Gala

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 18:00
May 26, 2017Gala begins at 6pm @ The Shore Building, TofinoTickets are $40 per person

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Raincoast Wildlife Tracking Evaluation

Tuesday 30th May, 2017
Cybertracker Conservation’s Track and Sign Certification is an entirely field-based, two-day course. During the course, the Evaluator selects numerous tracks and signs discovered in the field for the Certification.

2017 Tofino Food & Wine Festival

Sunday 4th June, 2017
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.

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Raincoast Presents Seaweeds of the West Coast

Sunday 11th June, 2017
Seaweeds of the West Coast with Dr. Katy Hind June 9 - 11, 2017This three-day field course (Friday evening - Sunday afternoon), based out of the Tofino Botanical Gardens, will introduce participants to the world of west coast seaweeds.

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Race Clinics with National Champions

Friday, June 16, 2017 (All day)
Join Race Pros and National & International Champions to kick off the 

Tofino SUP Festival & Race

Sunday 18th June, 2017
2017 National SUP Race Championships Join the fun and fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding, showcased at each race location with Short & long distance races, fun races & relays, demos, beach sprints, BBQ, lots of prizes!!! 

Tofino SUP Challenge

Sunday 18th June, 2017
Join the fun and fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding, showcased at each race location with off the beach sprint races, fun relays and long distance courses for all ages and experience levels!!   

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Woof-fit Beach Walk and Breakfast for Dogs and Their People

Sunday, June 18, 2017 (All day)
Tofino Beach Walk and Breakfast for Dogs and Their People, in support of The Smiling Blue Skies ® Cancer Fund, will take place on June 18th, 2017, on Chesterman Beach.

SUP surfing Level 1 (Paddle Canada Cert.) 1 day - June 19

Monday, June 19, 2017 (All day)
TOFINO’S FAVORITE SUP SURFING EXPERIENCE. 

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00
It's time for a summer spruce up! Join Surfrider on June 25th, 10am - 1pm, at Mid-Chesterman Beach for a clean up!

The Tri-Conic Challenge

Monday July 3rd, 2017
Run the Train. Bike the Boat. Swim the Plane. Or, do all three in Port Alberni, Canada Day Long Weekend 2017 (June 30 - July 3)!

July 1st Canada Day Celebrations in Tofino

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day)
Celebrate Canada Day in Tofino, with a Pacific Rim Arts Society Concert!4 bandsOpen to the publicFree open-air concertMore information to come!

Pacific Rim Summer Festival

Sunday 9th July, 2017
The Pacific Rim Arts Society is gearing up with an amazing line-up of performing and visual arts for this year's Summer Festival!Held in Tofino, Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, there is an event for everyone!

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Monday 3rd July, 2017
Mark will be in the gallery painting at his easel! Come in to see him in action and get insight into how he creates his vivid and detailed artworks. Time: 11am-3pm Location: 366 Campbell Street, Tofino

SUP surfing Level 1 (Paddle Canada Cert.) 2 days - July 8/9

Sunday 9th July, 2017
TOFINO’S FAVORITE SUP SURFING EXPERIENCE. 

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Tofino Saltwater Classic

Sunday 16th July, 2017
In its eighth year, the Tofino Saltwater Classic fishing derby was created by the National Hockey League's Brendan Morrison as a fundraiser for Tofino community initiatives. Over $250,000 CAD has been raised thus far!

SUP Touring 1 Course (Paddle Canada Cert.) - July 15/16

Sunday 16th July, 2017
SUP TOURING AND NAVIGATION COURSE IN TOFINOThis Paddle Canada skills course will focus on navigation and coastal touring skills while exploring remote areas of Clayoquot sound. A great way to expand your coastal paddleboarding experience. 

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00
Green waves and summer days! Join Surfrider for a beach clean up on July 23rd, 1pm - 4pm, at Mackenzie Beach! See you there.

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Monday 7th August, 2017
Mark will be in the gallery painting at his easel! Come in to see him in action and get insight into how he creates his vivid and detailed artworks. Time: 11am-3pm Location: 366 Campbell Street, Tofino

Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00
Go with the Flo! Join us for a Surfrider Beach Clean Up on August 12th, 10am - 1pm, at Florencia Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve!

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Tofino Lantern Festival

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 19:30 to 22:30
The Tofino Lantern Festival is a signature community event, drawing a following with an unbelievable variety of handmade lanterns.

Otalith Music Festival

Saturday 19th August, 2017
The most intimate music festival in the world!  Enjoy international acts in the heart of a costal rainforest while raising money for local and regional non-profit organizations.Exclusive All Access Tickets on sale February 9th, 2017. 

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Monday 4th September, 2017
Mark will be in the gallery painting at his easel! Come in to see him in action and get insight into how he creates his vivid and detailed artworks. Time: 11am-3pm Location: 366 Campbell Street, Tofino

Carving On The Edge Festival

Wednesday 13th September, 2017
Carving on the Edge Festival is a celebration of the West Coast carver, showcasing traditional and contemporary west coast wood carving with a full calendar of exhibits, storytelling, family programs, demonstrations and a variety of hands-on workshops.

Surf's Up for Autism

Sunday 10th September, 2017
The 6th annual Surf's Up for Autism is a free two-day surf camp for pre-registered families and children, between the ages of 5 and 17, living with autism.  This is a non-profit event providing opportunities for families living with autism to surf in an inclusive environment.

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

SUP Touring, Vargas Island (Paddle Canada Cert.) - Sept 15-17

Sunday 17th September, 2017
THE BEST SUP TOURING ON THE WEST COAST.A self support 3 day paddleboard camping trip run by local guide and Paddle Canada Instructor trainer Emre Bosut.

Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic

Saturday, September 16, 2017 (All day)
A day at the beach, dedicated to all the mini hardcore Canadian surfers who brave the cold water because they love to surf!

Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic

Saturday, September 16, 2017 (All day)
A DAY AT THE BEACH, DEDICATED TO ALL THE MINI HARDCORE CANADIAN SURFERS WHO BRAVE THE COLD WATER BECAUSE THEY LOVE TO SURF.

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00
To celebrate Salmon Festival, Surfrider is hosting a beach clean up on Sunday, September 17th, 1pm - 4pm, at Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve!

Cultural Heritage Festival

Saturday 30th September, 2017
The Cultural Heritage Festival returns to Tofino, Ucluelet and the West Coast Region! It's about art and West Coast life as one. Join the Pacific Rim Arts Society in exploring art forms that represent the diversity in the cultural heritage of the west coast.

West Coast Weird-Off

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 09:00 to 13:30
Back by popular demand! The West Coast Weird-Off takes a second crack at keeping it weird. We're calling for a fun day on the beach.  

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Queen of the Peak

Sunday October 1st, 2017
Queen of the Peak is an annual all women's surf championship, created by Surf Sister and Shelter Restaurant in 2010.

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

ParticipACTION 150 Play List

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 14:00 to 18:00
The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is an initiative to get Canadians to sit less and move more! The tour will be travelling across Canada visiting various communities, inviting them to try various physical activities.

Raincoast Presents Mushrooms of the West Coast

Sunday 8th October, 2017
Mushrooms of the West Coast with instructors Andy MacKinnon & Erin Feldman  October 6-8, 2017/ Thanksgiving Weekend

Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
Put it on your radar! Surfrider is hosting a beach clean up on Saturday, October 7th, 10am - 2pm, at Radar Point!

Tofino Public Market

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
10 am - 2 pm Tofino Village GreenArtisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Monday 9th October, 2017
Mark will be in the gallery painting at his easel! Come in to see him in action and get insight into how he creates his vivid and detailed artworks. Time: 11am-3pm Location: 366 Campbell Street, Tofino

Tofino Surf Weekend

Sunday 15th October, 2017
Tofino Paddle Surf and Catherine Bruhwiler continue to work with Paddle Canada Instructors Norm Hann and Mike Darbyshire offering these awesome Tofino Coastal Surf Weekends on Tofino's spectacular beaches.

Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships

Sunday 22nd October, 2017
A fun, competitive event for talented and committed surfers in Canada and beyond!

Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships

Sunday 22nd October, 2017
A fun, competitive event for talented and committed surfers in Canada and beyond!

Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Monday 13th November, 2017
Mark will be in the gallery painting at his easel! Come in to see him in action and get insight into how he creates his vivid and detailed artworks. Time: 11am-3pm Location: 366 Campbell Street, Tofino

21st annual Clayoquot Oyster Festival

Sunday 19th November, 2017
Keeping Tofino’s population growing since 1997, the Clayoquot Oyster Festival celebrates Tofino’s favourite bivalve.  It is held annually 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.

Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00
It's Clayoquot Oyster Festival time! Join us in a Surfrider Beach Clean Up at Schooner Cove in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, November 18th, 10am - 1pm.

Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00
Before you Jingle into Xmas, in true Tofino-style, join us in a Surfrider Beach Clean Up at the Crab Dock, Friday, December 1st from 2pm - 4pm!