As we begin talking about the start of the 2011 season we cannot go to long before mentioning one of the greatest events to hit Tofino each year. Every year in March, Tofino and Uclulet play host to the Pacific Rim Whale Festival. As I mentioned, this is one of the most exciting periods of the year but for several reasons. Not only is it a week long event filled with numerous activities, chowder competitions, kid’s events, live music and fun but most importantly it officially marks the return of the Grey Whale to our local waters.
Each year on average there are approximately 20-25,000 Grey whales passing through our local waters en route from Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to Alaska. While this does mark the beginning of the season it is also important to know that there are very often Grey whales in the area much earlier or even year round. West Coast Aquatic Safaris is very happy to be one of the sponsors of this event and this year will be sponsoring the Maritime Kid’s Day in Tofino and special presentation from Bob’s and Lolo. This event will be on Friday March the 25 from 1–4 pm and is a day your family will not want to miss.
During this week town will be quite busy and those that make their plans early are sure to be rewarded with great savings and convenient departure times that work for you.