Pacific Rim Whale Festival
Celebrate the gray whale migration with the 27th Pacific Rim Whale Festival - March 16-24, 2013
Each spring the entire North American population of Pacific Grey Whales migrate along the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. An estimated 22,000 grey whales make the journey from Mexican Baja Peninsula along the west coast to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas near the Arctic.
Travelling close to the shoreline, the whales provide excellent viewing opportunities from the rocky headlands along the coast between Ucluelet and Tofino. During the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, free public viewing stations are available at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet and at the Wickaninnish Centre in the Pacific Rim National Park. Get even closer to these magnificient animals with a whale watching excursion with local charter boats or floatplanes from Ucluelet or Tofino.
The hosting villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, along with the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve look forward to welcoming you!