Annual Events

The great community spirit in our little towns means that we have a lot to celebrate – with each other and with visitors.

Aside from the annual events listed below, there are always community events such as arts and craft displays, music and dance shows, or film festivals, so it pays to check in with the local tourism websites before you travel.


Whalefest (Tofino, Ucluelet). Late March: A week of interpretive and cultural events, as well as the start of the whale-watching season, celebrating the return of migrating grey whales.

Forest Day (Ucluelet). Early May: a weekend with presentations by forestry experts, logging sports, and a salmon BBQ.

George Fraser Day and Heritage Fair (Ucluelet). May: a weekend oriented about Ucluelet’s history and its wonderful rhododendron gardens, with tours and music.


Edge to Edge Marathon (Tofino/Ucluelet). June: a marathon run from Tofino to Ucluelet, with half-marathon, and marathon-relay events as well.

Pacific Rim Summer Festival (Tofino, Ucluelet)
. July: two weeks of live music.

Ukee Days Fair (Ucluelet). July: a weekend country fair, with loggers’ sports, children’s games, live music, and an oyster and salmon BBQ.