CALENDAR OF TOFINO EVENTS
- Feast TofinoApr 20, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Feast Tofino is an opportunity to celebrate local, sustainable fisheries with our families and yours. This series of events is a collaboration between acclaimed local and regional guest chefs, restaurants, fishermen, foragers and farmers, all of whom celebrate the ‘boat-to-table’ food philosophy and great West Coast times. Feast Tofino runs when the fish arrive in the spring.
Anchor Events include:
- Dock Festival: Saturday, April 28. Meet our chefs, enjoy seafood samples and more on Tofino’s working harbour front.
- Long Table Dinner: Early May. This collaboration between Tofino and visiting chefs usually takes place in our great outdoors.
Sunday, April 8, is the annual Sneak Peek Into Feast. Get on board and be shuttled to participating Tofino restaurants for evening samplings of locally-inspired food and drink!
- Tofino Shorebird FestivalMay 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
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!
- Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2018May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018Location: Cox Bay
The Rip Curl Pro Tofino is Canada’s largest surfing competition and the only one in Canada open to all divisions.
This is an all-out beach day, usually on Cox Bay Beach (though the location is always confirmed closer to the event), so come prepared to watch some great surfing and to soak in the beach vibe. Don’t forget to pack some water – it can get pretty warm out here!
This annual surf competition provides an arena for competitive surfing in Canada. The divisions for the event are: Pro Men, Pro Women, Masters, Men’s Longboard, Women’s Longboard, Junior Men, Junior Women, and Children.
- Tofino Public MarketMay 18, 2018 10:00 am - Oct 6, 2018 2:00 amLocation: Village Green
“Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Gather It!” The Tofino Market runs every Saturday from 10am-2pm on the Village Green, from May Long Weekend through Thanksgiving. Enjoy unique, hand-crafted artisan wares and up-cycled creation from up to 50 vendors representing the West Coast of Vancouver Island. There’s live music on the gazebo stage, and a free Arts & Crafts Zone for kids. The Market also features local First Nations carving and cedar weaving demos and workshops throughout the season. And don’t forget to fill up on fresh produce, delicious baked goods, hot food and tasty beverages! The Tofino Market is the perfect place to experience the creative vibe of Tofino, where people join together to connect with the artists, the products and the community.