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Tofino Area Festivals & Events


Art Splash Annual Spring Art Show 2017

Sunday 26th March, 2017
Art Splash is an Art Show featuring the work of talented local artists.  Visitors from near and far will have the chance to view and purchase pieces of art during a 16 day show at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet.

Pacific Rim Whale Festival

Sunday 26th March, 2017
Join the coastal celebration!  The festival, now in its 31st year, honours the annual migration of over 20,000 Gray Whales past our shores.

ART MIGRATION Art Show

Wednesday April 12th, 2017
ART MIGRATION Art Show and Reception

CoastSmart Preview

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 13:00
CoastSmart is about to roll out across the Pacific Rim Peninsula! We cordially invite you to take a sneak peek.

Clayoquot Café—Salmon Farming in Clayoquot Sound?

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
Clayoquot Action is hosting a series of monthly Clayoquot Cafés. Each gathering will include an in-depth update on a different ecological challenge, and provide an opportunity for conversations that matter. We’ll use the World Café format to facilitate dialogue.

Brett Polegato, baritone with Robert Kortgaard on piano: West Coast Winter Music Series Performance

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00
Brett Polegato, baritone with Robert Kortgaard on piano. Presented by West Coast Winter Music  Saturday, April 1, 2017; 7:30 pm

Peaceful Action Training

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00
This short, fun workshop will introduce you to the concepts of peaceful action. This workshop is designed to be hands-on. The focus will be on covering relevant theory and then applying it in a variety of activities.

Modern Art for Everyone

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
An introductory modern art workshop with local artist Dan Law, open to everyone!Cost: $25 + materials

Central Westcoast Forest Society Winter Speaker Series with Becky Wigen

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 19:00
CWFS Winter Speaker Series - Bones, Beaks and Teeth

Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Monday 17th April, 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

Plant Hanger Macramé Workshop

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Learn the basic knots and skills to create your very own macrame plant hanger with local artist Kendra Michie.Cost: $25 + materialsFor more info and to register please email or stop by Ultramarine Art Supply (451 Main Street, Tofino).

Tofino General Hospital Foundation's 3rd Annual Benefit Gala

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 18:00
This annual gala is generously hosted by Shelter Restaurant, with a live and silent auction.

Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00
Celebrate Earth Day with a MUP (Tofino Multi Use Path) clean up! Join us on April 22nd, from 10am - 1pm!

Drawing from Imagination Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Explore art as a tool for self-discovery and soul expression in this 2-hour workshop by local artist Andrea Fergusson.Cost: $25 + materialsFor more info and to register please email or stop by Ultramarine Art Supply (451 Main Street, Tofino).

PLANETARY—Earth Day screening

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 20:00 to 22:00
Celebrate Earth Day with this special screening of PLANETARY.Doors at 7:30pm, Movie at 8:00pmClayoquot Community Theatre, 380 Campbell Street, Tofino.This event is a Pull Together fundraiser.

Storm’s Log Rider Waltz

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00
Long Board Surf Contest Open to all, FREE event! Location: Chesterman Beach or Cox Bay Beach

Brunch for the Birds

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00 to 13:00
If you want to get an early start on the Tofino Shorebird Festival, join us for "Brunch for the Birds" on April 23rd, the delicious annual festival fundraiser hosted by the Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant. This event is sponsored by the Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant with a

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!

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

Sunday 21st May, 2017
Taste Tofino’s sustainable boat-to-table cuisine in this 2 week-long culinary celebration.

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
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. 

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

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!

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, 2017  

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.

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

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!

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!

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

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!

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!

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 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!