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Tofino Events & Festivals
Tofino festivals run straight through the year, from March’s Pacific Rim Whale Festival to the Clayoquot Oyster Festival in November. In between are the Tofino Food and Wine Festival, National Aboriginal Day, the Pacific Rim Summer Festival, Tofino Art in the Gardens, West Coast Maritime Festival and the Tofino Film Festival. For information, maps and brochures, drop by the Pacific Rim Visitor Centre at 1426 Pacific Rim Highway or the Tourism Tofino Visitor Centre at 455 Campbell Street in Tofino.
Tofino Shorebird Festivalhttp://raincoasteducation.org/events/tofino-shorebird-festival
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.
The protected forests, expansive mudflats, long sandy beaches, and rocky shorelines of the region create the right combination of habitats to draw over 40 species of shorebirds to the area, including the largest migratory concentrations of Whimbrels anywhere in British Columbia, and impressive flocks of Western Sandpipers, Dunlin and more. The threatened Red Knot is also a regular visitor each spring, as well as Rock Sandpiper in winter. In past years, local bird expert Adrian Dorst listed at least 30 species of shorebirds during spring migration!
The Tofino Shorebird Festival celebrates this impressive annual migration with a series of educational birding activities and events.
2018 schedule of events to come
Tofino Food & Wine Festivalhttps://tofinofoodandwinefestival.com
Food and Wine Festival is a weekend of food and wine events in the west coast. Its signature event, Grazing in the Gardens, continues to grow in popularity. Picture a showcase of local culinary talent and British Columbia wines, craft ciders and beers, in the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens – it’s a setting like no other.
In 2003, the festival began as a small, local event, and has since grown into a destination weekend for out of town guests. Grazing is a chance to mingle with Tofitians, meet local chefs, island purveyors, regional winemakers and more. Set in the rainforest, its surroundings provide a grassroots ambiance combined with pleasant surprises throughout the winding paths. It is truly a memorable weekend, and a wonderful way to experience the west coast.