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April 2016

Tofino Shorebird Festival

April 29, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Unnamed Venue Tofino, BC Canada + Google Map

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…

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August 2016

Tofino Lantern Festival

August 14, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tofino Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0 Canada + Google Map

The Tofino Lantern Festival is a signature community event, drawing a following with an unbelievable variety of handmade lanterns.  This is the largest annual fundraiser for the Raincoast Education Society, facilitating its delivery of educational walks, talks and courses for curious minds of all ages. During the week leading up to the festival, lantern-making and -decorating workshops take place at the botanical gardens, allowing you to flex your creative muscles.  We've seen lanterns take the shape of a plane, "yellow…

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Cultural Heritage Festival

August 28, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve British Columbia V0R 3A0 Canada + Google Map

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. The Cultural Heritage Festival returns to Tofino, Ucluelet and the West Coast Region. Check back for more details closer to the event!

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January 2017
February 2017

Raincoast Speaker Series: Tsimka Martin and Andy Mackinnon

February 2, 2017

A workshop put on by the Raincoast Education Society.  

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March 2017

Pacific Rim Whale Festival

March 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

A celebration of 20,000 migrating Gray Whales that pass by the west coast.

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May 2017

Tofino Shorebird Festival

May 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

A celebration of shorebirds migrating through the area. Photo by Jess Findlay

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Raincoast Presents: Coastal Animal Tracking

May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

A workshop put on by the Raincoast Education Society.  

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June 2017

Raincoast Presents: Seaweeds of the West Coast

June 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

A workshop put on by the Raincoast Education Society.

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October 2017

Raincoast Presents: Mushrooms of the Westcoast

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Speaker series on mushrooms of the west coast by the Raincoast Education Society.

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