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OPERATION JAPAN TSUNAMI DEBRIS CLEANUP
As memories from Japan continue to sporadically float in, the community rallies with volunteer cleanup efforts.
CALENDAR OF TOFINO EVENTS
- Storm Watching SeasonSeptember 23 - April 30, 2013
Storm watching season extends from October to March. During the storm watching season there are usually multiple storms each month with horizontal rain, swells of up to 20 metres and 90km an hour winds. Storm watching doesn't really require anything of the observer but stillness and wonder. Storm watching is best advantaged from one of our ocean-front rooms where a good book, a fireplace and maybe a blanket across your lap are really all you need to experience the fury and the force of the pounding Pacific Ocean on the other side of your rattling, double paned window. Or for the more adventurous, head out into the storm to experience the power of the wind, to observe the giant waves, and to hear the symphony of the wind and waves.
- Annual Salmon RunOctober 01
Hundreds of Salmon return this time every year to spawn in the small creeks near Long Beach. The Kootowis Staghorn Interpretive Drive offers excellent interpretive signs and drive-to viewing areas perfect for witnessing this impressive migration.
- Mushroom Picking SeasonOctober 01 - November 11
During the fall months in Clayoquot Sound mushrooms grow in abundance in our local rainforests. Mushrooms are an essential part of the forest ecosystem. They provide food for animals and even help plants grow. Mushroom picking can be a great pastime while visiting the coast but pickers are encouraged to have knowledge of safe fungi for consumption, tread carefully, leave over-mature mushrooms behind and not pick in rare ecosystems and forest reserves.
- Thanksgiving (Canadian)October 05 - 07
- Queen of the Peak Surf ContestOctober 13 - 14
The Queen of the Peak is an annual all Women’s Surf Contest created by Surf Sister and Shelter Restaurant created to showcase and celebrate the amazing female surf talent present here on the west coast.
Competitors vie for cash and prizes in both longboard and shortboard categories. New to this years contest is the added division of the “Princess of the Peak” for 16 and under and a “Masters” division for women 40+. A fun local event for spectators too!
- Tofino Film FestivalOctober 19 - 21
Film buff alert! The 2012 Tofino Film Festival reels will be rolling October 19 to 21 at the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre.
- Hallowe'en HowlOctober 31
Haunted Alley, bonfire, hot chocolate, hot dogs...oooohhh...make us your Halloween meeting spot.