Tofino BC Events

From surf events and annual celebrations, to food festivals and live music, Tofino’s event schedule is ever-changing and fun. Simply use the filter box below to choose your interests and plan your visit!

Main Street Gallery Presents Victoria Leader

Thursday April 13th to 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.

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Surf Saturday with Pacific Surf Company

Saturday, May 27, 2017 (All day)

Pacific Surf Compnay is fundraising for Power to Be's programs this spring, and on Saturday, May 27th they will be donating $20 from every lesson to Power to Be. Book your lesson and be a part of a great cause!

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Adopt a Baby Salmon Day

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:00 to 13:30

The baby salmon are ready to be released into the ocean! Help the Thornton Creek Hatchery to release them!

Plus ... hot dog lunch, crafts, fish pond, and face painting!

Admission by donation. 

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Basics of Graffiti Art Design

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 16:30 to 18:30

Handstyles, bombs, and pieces. Introduction to the design and life of urban art.

Location: Ultramarine Art Supply

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Cost: $25 + materials

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Raincoast Wildlife Tracking Evaluation

Monday 29th to 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.

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Tofino Ambassador Program - Marine Ecology

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 17:00 to 20:00

Small Town, Big Picture is a suggested prerequisite for this course. This three-hour session, taught by Ariane Batic, focuses on the rich marine environment that plays an intergral role in life on this coast.

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West Coast Connection: Tourism Trade Show

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 14:00 to 18:00

Living and working in Tofino? Come to the first, FREE, West Coast Connection: Tourism Trade Show!
Discover what experiences to offer your guests this summer.
Free food and door prizes.
Location: Best Western Tin Wis Resort

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Tofino Ambassador Program - Small Town, Big Picture

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 17:00 to 20:00

This three-hour orientation session, taught by Nora Morrison, delivers the “big picture” of living in Tofino. Learn about local history and basic ecology, cross-cultural understanding, businesses and activities, festivals, host etiquette, and important civic information.

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Tofino Ambassador Program - Rainforest Ecology

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 17:00 to 20:00

Small Town, Big Picture is a suggested prerequisite for this course. This three-hour session, taught by Dan Harrison, focuses on the rare coastal temperate rainforests. Learn about the wide range of species and interactions that occur in the terrestrial ecosystems of Clayoquot Sound.

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Tofino Ambassador Program - Small Town, Big Picture

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 17:00 to 20:00

This three-hour orientation session, taught by Nora Morrison, delivers the “big picture” of living in Tofino. Learn about local history and basic ecology, cross-cultural understanding, businesses and activities, festivals, host etiquette, and important civic information.

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2017 Tofino Food & Wine Festival

Friday 2nd to 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.

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Spring Choir Concert - Ucluelet

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 19:30

The SPRING CHOIR CONCERTS are coming soon!!  The Tofino and the Ucluelet choirs are joining their voices to offer you two shows! Sunday, June 4 at the Ucluelet Community Center and Monday, June 12 at the Tofino Community Hall. The 70 singers will be performing with a full band!

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Tofino Ambassador Program - Rainforest Ecology

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 17:00 to 20:00

Small Town, Big Picture is a suggested prerequisite for this course. This three-hour session, taught by Dan Harrison, focuses on the rare coastal temperate rainforests. Learn about the wide range of species and interactions that occur in the terrestrial ecosystems of Clayoquot Sound.

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Tofino Ambassador Program - Small Town, Big Picture

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00

This three-hour orientation session, taught by Nora Morrison, delivers the “big picture” of living in Tofino. Learn about local history and basic ecology, cross-cultural understanding, businesses and activities, festivals, host etiquette, and important civic information.

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Tofino Arts Council Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 19:00

Tofino Arts Council Annual General Meeting is this Wednesday, June 7 @ 7pm. Come to Darwins Cafe in the Tofino Botanical Gardens!Calling all Artists, Musicians, Actors, Carvers, Sculptors and essentially all creatives of Tofino of all ages! We need your feedback!

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Tofino Ambassador Program - Nuu-chah-nulth Landscape

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00

Small Town, Big Picture is a suggested prerequisite for this course. This three-hour session, taught by Gisele Martin, is an introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth homelands, culture, and language. Learn about local history, cross cultural understanding, Nuu-chah-nulth language, and cultural world view.

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Wall Hanging Macramé Workshop

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Learn the basic knots and skills to create your very own macrame wall hanging piece with local artist Kendra Dawn. 

Location: Ultramarine Art Supply

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $25 + materials

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World Oceans Day: Surfrider Pacific Rim Film Event

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 18:30 to 21:30

Surfrider Pacific Rim would like to invite you to their 1st annual World Oceans Day event. 
Speakers and “Fishpeople” film directed by Keith Malloy
Location: Clayoquot Theatre
Doors: 6:30pm 
Event: 7:30 - 9:30pm
By donation at the door * All ages welcome!

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Raincoast Presents Seaweeds of the West Coast

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June, 2017

Seaweeds of the West Coast
with Dr. Katy Hind
June 9 - 11, 2017

This 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.

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Jon Roy at the Legion

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 21:00

Jon Roy is returning to  Tofino to play the Legion on June 10th, the day after the release of their new album, 'The Road Ahead is Golden.'

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Tofino Ambassador Program - Nuu-chah-nulth Landscape

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 17:00 to 20:00

Small Town, Big Picture is a suggested prerequisite for this course. This three-hour session, taught by Gisele Martin, is an introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth homelands, culture, and language. Learn about local history, cross cultural understanding, Nuu-chah-nulth language, and cultural world view.

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Spring Choir Concert - Tofino

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 19:30

The SPRING CHOIR CONCERTS are coming soon!!  The Tofino and the Ucluelet choirs are joining their voices to offer you two shows! Sunday, June 4 at the Ucluelet Community Center and Monday, June 12 at the Tofino Community Hall. The 70 singers will be performing with a full band!

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Beeswax Crafting Workshop

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Explore the versatility of beeswax with local artist and shop owner, Erin McGillivray. In this all ages workshop we will be making beeswax bowls, candles, and reusable wax cling wrap.

Location: Ultramarine Art Supply

Time: 6-8pm

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Tofino SUP Festival & Race

Friday 16th to 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!!! 

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Tofino Paddle Surf

Tofino SUP Challenge

Saturday 17th to 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!!  
 
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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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'Cloudscapes' Painting Workshop

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

An adventure in Chinese brush painting.  In this 2-hour workshop participants are invited to watch or follow along as local artist Jim Schwartz demonstrates the art of Chinese landscape painting. 

Location: Ultramarine Art Supply

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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The Tri-Conic Challenge

Friday June 30th to 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)!

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Pacific Rim Summer Festival

Saturday 1st to 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!

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Saturday 1st to 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

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Tofino Ambassador Program - Nuu-chah-nulth Landscape

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00

Small Town, Big Picture is a suggested prerequisite for this course. This three-hour session, taught by Gisele Martin, is an introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth homelands, culture, and language. Learn about local history, cross cultural understanding, Nuu-chah-nulth language, and cultural world view.

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Tofino Saltwater Classic

Friday 14th to 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!

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

Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th July, 2017

SUP TOURING AND NAVIGATION COURSE IN TOFINO

This 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. 

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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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.

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Saturday 5th to 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

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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!

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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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.

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Otalith Music Festival

Thursday 17th to 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. 

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Saturday 2nd to 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

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Carving On The Edge Festival

Thursday 7th to 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.

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Surf's Up for Autism

Saturday 9th to 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.

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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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!

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Cultural Heritage Festival

Saturday 23rd to 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.

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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.  

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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Queen of the Peak

Queen of the Peak

Friday September 29th to 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.

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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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.

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Tofino Public Market

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

10 am - 2 pm
Tofino Village Green

Artisan wares and upcycled creations, fresh local food and beverages, plus live entertainment for the whole family!

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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!

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Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Saturday 7th to 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

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Tofino Surf Weekend

Friday 13th to 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.

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Meet Mark Hobson In His Gallery

Saturday 11th to 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

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21st annual Clayoquot Oyster Festival

Thursday 16th to 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.

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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.

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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!

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