Tofino Events Calendar

Welcome to the Wickaninnish Inn Tofino Festivals and Events Calendar! On these pages, you will find information on Wickaninnish Inn events, as well as the many festivals and celebrations in the Tofino/Pacific Rim area, and on Chesterman Beach to complement your time enjoying the waves!

Click on the tabs below to see events at the Inn and around Tofino during your stay with us: 

All October: Blue Mountain Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Promotion

With the help of Okanagan Falls BC's Blue Mountain Vineyards, we're thrilled to offer the Blue Mountain Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation promotion in celebration of those affected by breast cancer. For every glass or bottle of Blue Mountain Rosé sold at the Inn in the month of October, partial proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation BC/Yukon Region. Cheers to your health!

September 29-October 1, 2017: Queen of the Peak

Inspired by the pioneers of female surfing in Tofino, Shelter Restaurant and Surf Sister combined forces to celebrate our local ladies and offer them the chance to show their stuff! This third annual women's surf competition has grown to be the largest of its kind in Canada, and one of the largest in North America, attracting athletes from all over the Pacific Northwest. Though you may not be ready to carve a wave (perhaps another lesson with Surf Sister first...) fun events leading up to and during the competition are open to the public. For more information visit the Queen of the Peak website.

October 5, 2017: Geoff Johnson Live at the Driftwood Café

Geoff Johnson's adventure in music began with The Beatles and always seems to return to the music of their time. While he can often be heard playing raucous rock and roll up and down the coast and spinning tracks on the local radio station he loves to sit down in a quiet room with an acoustic guitar to play the melodic 60s and 70s tunes that turned him and so many others into music lovers. In addition to The Fab Four expect some Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison and the like as well as an original tune or two. Join Geoff between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach, in the Wickaninnish Inn's Beach Building. Complimentary event, no tickets required.

October 19, 2017: Esther Celebrini Live at the Driftwood Café

Esther Celebrini has been producing music events for over 20 years, working with professional musicians and as well, bringing her own skills as a trained classical pianist, songwriter and composer as well as music DJ (DJ Lady E) to provide a versatile range of emotions and experiences. Join Esther between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

October 26, 2017: Flavours of Lebanon in the Driftwood Café

The Pointe Restaurant's Culinary team member Matthew Dahdah brings his Lebanese heritage to the Driftwood Café for eclectic menu selections featuring some of his favourite home recipes. Enjoy dishes such as Kibbeh, Fatyers, Man’oushe, Mujadara, Tabouli, Labneh, Hummus, Babaganouj, and Baklava served as a fixed price adventurous menu for the evening. 
Join us for an evening celebrating flavours of Lebanon, Thursday October 26th between 4:00pm and 9:00pm. No tickets required. Menu available for $30 plus taxes and service. 

November 2, 2017: Lance Lapointe Live at the Driftwood Café

Lance Lapointe Band surfaced 9 years ago (2017) from Vancouver Island. Recently, Lance won the "Spirit of Music" award from the Port Alberni Chamber of Commerce. Not one to rest on his laurels, he's also been working at the Van Howes Studio in LA on a new CD and songs. Lance's performance will bring you through a versatile set full of unique, emotional original and cover music that will surely make your senses reel for more. Join Lance between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

November 4, 2017: Chefs Table in The Pointe Restaurant with Joël Watanabe of Kissa Tanto

All are welcome, please come in...- Kissa Tanto, Best New Restaurant in Canada's 100, 2016
We’re excited to welcome Kissa Tanto's Chef/Owner Joël Watanabe, Vancouver Magazine's 2017 Chef of the Year, to Tofino! As a part of our guest chef series, Chef Watanabe and Chef Barr collaborate for an evening of gastronomic delights here at The Pointe Restaurant. The evening will begin at 5:30pm, with a cocktail tasting followed by a seven course chef's table gourmet dinner. Tickets are $140 plus taxes and gratuities. Wine pairings for the meal will be offered at $80 plus taxes and gratuities. Please contact our Special Events team at 250.725.3100 ext. 222 or email specialevents AT wickinn.com for more information or to reserve your ticket.

November 16, 2017: Geoff Johnson Live at the Driftwood Café

Geoff Johnson's adventure in music began with The Beatles and always seems to return to the music of their time. While he can often be heard playing raucous rock and roll up and down the coast and spinning tracks on the local radio station he loves to sit down in a quiet room with an acoustic guitar to play the melodic 60s and 70s tunes that turned him and so many others into music lovers. In addition to The Fab Four expect some Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison and the like as well as an original tune or two. Join Geoff between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach, in the Wickaninnish Inn's Beach Building. Complimentary event, no tickets required.

November 16-19, 2017: Clayoquot Oyster Festival

We just love this annual tribute to our favorite bivalve! This is a week-end festival of entertaining talks, oyster farm tours, and tasty events where local chefs present their own interpretation of our locally-farmed oysters. Our Out Landish Oysters event (details below) is sure to delight, and there's also the Mermaids' Ball with its slurping contest and (dare we say) outrageous costumes...

November 17, 2017: Out Landish Oysters & Okanagan Crush Pad at the Driftwood Café

Victor and Kathy McLaggan are the founding members of Out Landish Shellfish Guild, a group of shellfish farmers working out of Heriot Bay on Vancouver Island.The group farms oysters, clams, mussels and scallops on and around the discovery islands, Quadra, Read, Marina and Cortes Islands.

Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie built Okanagan Crush Pad in scenic Summerland, BC, on Switchback Organic Vineyard in 2011. The facility, producer of Haywire and Narrative, has quickly built a reputation as a premium winery receiving unprecedented awards and accolades with chief winemaker Matt Dumayne at the helm.

Join us for stand-up reception featuring Victor and Kathy's Out Landish Oysters beautifully paired with Okanagan Crush Pad's Haywire wines, on Friday, November 17th between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Tickets $75 plus taxes available through special events AT wickinn.com or calling 250-725-3100 ext. 222.

November 25, 2017 - January 8, 2018: Winterlights at the Tofino Botanical Gardens

Tofino Winterlights is a new seasonal light exhibit offered at the Tofino Botanical Gardens. The exhibition will be open nightly from 5:30pm – 9pm, November 25th – January 8th, 2017. Come with your family, friends, children and be enchanted by the magical art created by tens of thousands of lights in one of the world’s great gardens.

November 30, 2017: Esther Celebrini Live at the Driftwood Café

Esther Celebrini has been producing music events for over 20 years, working with professional musicians and as well, bringing her own skills as a trained classical pianist, songwriter and composer as well as music DJ (DJ Lady E) to provide a versatile range of emotions and experiences. Join Esther between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

December 22 , 2017 - January 2, 2018: Holidays at Wickaninnish Inn

For years, guests from around the globe have retreated to the Inn, for a holiday experience that gives back. “Each holiday season The Wickaninnish Inn attracts visitors who want to use this time of year to recharge and renew,” says the Managing Director Charles McDiarmid. “For couples, families and even extended families, Christmas and New Year's at the Wick is a bonding experience, spent at a safe distance from hectic holiday activities and Boxing Day sales.”

December 24, 2017: Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Driftwood Café

The Driftwood Café celebrates the spirit of the season with traditional treats, carols, holiday classics on screen, and fireside stories...read by Santa! Movies begin at 4:30pm, stories to follow at 6:30pm, then warm up your pipes for 7:00pm caroling! At 7:30pm we'll round out the evening with more Christmas screen classics. A perfect time for a warming libation inspired by the holidays! Enjoy the atmosphere cozied up next to the stone fireplace or from your perch at our signature driftwood bar. Join us for an evening of joy this Saturday, December 24th between 4:00pm and 10:00pm No tickets or reservations required.

December 30, 2017 - January 2, 2018: Artists in Action

Start the new year beautifully by visiting us in the Beach building off Chesterman Beach for a sampling of Vancouver Island art! Featured artists TBA

January 2 - February 9, 2018: Annual Wickaninnish Inn Closure

We appreciate your patience as we take this time to buff, primp, and prime the Wickaninnish Inn, ready to welcome you back at 4pm on February 9th.

February 9, 2017: Lance Lapointe Live at the Driftwood Café

Lance Lapointe is a prolific songwriter that is rooted from the west coast of Vancouver Island. At the age of 16, Lance was writing full time with a band from Nanaimo and was soon signed to Velvet Records out of Toronto. Recently, Lance wrote a catchy little song called ‘Girl” which infuses his smokey roots, with an RnB feel. The song is a natural hit, winning Lance ‘Artist of The Year” at the VIMA’s 2016. Join Lance Thursday, February 9th between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

February 16-19, 2017: Tofino Film Festival

This grass-roots festival is in its eighteenth year of showcasing a diverse selection of films from across North America. Proceeds will help upgrade Tofino's cozy Clayoquot Sound Theatre. Check back here for the lineup!

February 23, 2017: Will Ross Live at the Driftwood Café

Born and raised in the heart of Southern Ontario, Hamilton musician Will Ross is a charismatic, multi-talented up and comer. Will's varied musical background has allowed him to develop a unique sound with a wide range of influences spanning the musical spectrum. As the former lead singer of local ska band The Jolly Rogers, Will played with The Flatliners, IllScarlett, Catch 22, and The Planet Smashers. He's spent years entertaining audiences and has made the stage his home. As a solo artist, Will's influences range from almost everything. His songs have a distinctive reggae-rock feel, accompanied by his soulful harmonica. Join Will Thursday, February 23rd between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

March 9, 2017: Geoff Johnson Live at the Driftwood Café

Tofino's Geoff Johnson performs more than 100 shows a year. Ranging from acoustic guitar for wedding ceremonies through cocktail-lounge jazz to a Led Zeppelin tribute act. Recently his self-produced album Women and Losin' was nominated for the Vancouver Island Music Awards. This evening Geoff will be playing a selection of classic rock, country, and jazz as well as a few of his own songs. With a repertoire of 100s of song requests are encouraged... toe tapping is guaranteed.Join Geoff Thursday, March 9th between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

March 10-26, 2017: ArtSplash!

The popular art exhibition - presented by the Pacific Rim Arts Society - features the works of over 50 talented coastal artists returns to the Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet. For more details visit the events website here

March 11-26, 2017: Pacific Rim Whale Festival

Join us for a whale of a time during the 30th annual festival, when 20 000 Pacific Gray Whales migrate past our shores on their journey from Baja to Alaska. The Festival offers over 70 events for the young and young at heart, from a plethora of whale sightings to hands-on education about whales and the whaling tradition within the Nuu-chah-nulth people of the West Coast. Click www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com for more details.

March 23, 2017: Erin Junkala Live at the Driftwood Café

Originally hailing from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Erin Junkala now calls Vancouver Island home. In an early review, Erin's musical ability was described as "...the love child Neil Young and Joni Mitchell never had." A lively and gifted singer-songwriter, as well as an adept cover artist, her concerts are geared towards fun, including a mix of folk, indie, and original genre mixes. Join Erin Thursday, March 23rd between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

March 25, 2017: Earth Hour at the Wickaninnish Inn

In participation with the World Wildlife Federation's global initiative, on Saturday, March 25TH between 8:30-9:30pm, Millions of people throughout North America will be turning off their lights for Earth Hour. Earth Hour was created by the WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and has grown to a global movement in support of fighting climate change. We invite guests to turn their room/suite lights, and use the candles or oil lamp during this hour. Kindly note that lights will be dimmed 'just so' in The Pointe Restaurant - creating an Earth Hour candlelight dinner!

March 30, 2017: Highland Park Scotch Presented in the Driftwood Café

Made Where No One Else Could. Highland Park is one of the oldest, most respected, and northern most distilleries in the world. Enjoy a flight of Highland Park 10 year old, Highland Park 12 year old and the award winning Highland Park Dark Origins paired with the delicious cuisine of the Driftwood Cafe.

Brand Ambassador Dan Volway will be present to describe the whiskies.For years Dan had imbibed on fine wines until a longtime friend introduced him to scotch whisky and effectively converted his formerly grape-focused palate to appreciate the nuances of fine hand-crafted scotch.Join us in the Driftwood Café from 4:00pm until 9:00pm for a night of Highland Park features paired with select menu items. Dan Volway will be in attendance from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Sip and enjoy.

April 6, 2017: Esther Celebrini Live at the Driftwood Café

Esther has been producing music events for over 20 years, working with professional musicians and as well, bringing her own skills as a trained classical pianist, songwriter and composer as well as music DJ (DJ Lady E) to provide a versatile range of emotions and experiences. Join Esther Thursday, April 6th between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

April 14-17, 2017: Easter at the Inn

We are tickled pink, blue, and all other pastel tones to offer you our annual Easter themed brunch Sunday, April 16th at The Pointe Restaurant, 8:00am to 2:00pm. Call 1.800.333.4604 for details.

April 20, 2017: Geoff Johnson Live at the Driftwood Café

Tofino's Geoff Johnson performs more than 100 shows a year. Ranging from acoustic guitar for wedding ceremonies through cocktail-lounge jazz to a Led Zeppelin tribute act. Recently his self-produced album Women and Losin' was nominated for the Vancouver Island Music Awards. This evening Geoff will be playing a selection of classic rock, country, and jazz as well as a few of his own songs. With a repertoire of 100s of song requests are encouraged... toe tapping is guaranteed.Join Geoff Thursday, April 20th between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

April 22, 2017: Earth Day

The Inn's Green Committee celebrates Earth Day in partnership with the Pacific Rim Surfrider Foundation through a combined cleanup of the much loved multi-use path stretching from Cox Bay Info Centre to the town of Tofino. Sorting and snack stations will be found along the path for cleaners, and everyone is welcome from 10am - 1pm. Email our Green Steward for more info!

May - September 2017

Make your way to the Village Green (Campbell & 3rd Street) every Saturday and explore our market. You will find beautiful photographs, unique crafts, and a variety of creations, all while meeting some of our colourful local residents.

May 4, 2017: Lance Lapointe Live at the Driftwood Café

Lance Lapointe is a prolific songwriter that is rooted from the west coast of Vancouver Island. At the age of 16, Lance was writing full time with a band from Nanaimo and was soon signed to Velvet Records out of Toronto. Recently, Lance wrote a catchy little song called ‘Girl” which infuses his smokey roots, with an RnB feel. The song is a natural hit, winning Lance ‘Artist of The Year” at the VIMA’s 2016. Join Lance Thursday, May 4th between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

May 5-21, 2017: Feast Tofino

Tofino may be a small town, but it is big on offering a world-class culinary experience. Feast is an Oceanwise endorsed celebration of the best Tofino has to offer the discerning epicurean.

The festival highlights boat-to-table cuisine practices embraced by Tofino’s top restaurants, including the renowned Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, a mainstay on the culinary scene here for many years.

This year, we're excited to welcome guest Chef Lee Cooper of L'Abattoir for some exciting events as the Inn!

Prix fixe menus, Inspirational Chef’s Tables, on the water activities and a Dock Festival event during Feast will allow guests to experience the bounty of the very waters the Pointe overlooks with its 240-degree view. Visit the Inn's Feast Tofino page for more details.

May 12-14, 2017: Rip Curl Pro Tofino

Get immersed in surf culture (we're talking skate ramp, live DJ and general beach fun) on neigbouring Cox Bay Beach while watching some great surf talent! Check out videos from the 2016 competition here.

May 14, 2017: Mother's Day

Flowers and chocolate are okaaay, but why not treat her (and yourself!) to our annual Mother's Day Brunch, at the Pointe Restaurant from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Scrumptious details include smoked wild salmon, bennies, and house-baked treats. Walk-ins welcome. Parties of five or more please call 250-725-3106 for reservations. And, of course, gift certificates are always available!

May 18, 2017: Esther Celebrini Live at the Driftwood Café

Esther has been producing music events for over 20 years, working with professional musicians and as well, bringing her own skills as a trained classical pianist, songwriter and composer as well as music DJ (DJ Lady E) to provide a versatile range of emotions and experiences. Join Esther Thursday, May 18th between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

June 1, 2017: Geoff Johnson Live at the Driftwood Café

Tofino's Geoff Johnson performs more than 100 shows a year. Ranging from acoustic guitar for wedding ceremonies through cocktail-lounge jazz to a Led Zeppelin tribute act. Recently his self-produced album Women and Losin' was nominated for the Vancouver Island Music Awards. This evening Geoff will be playing a selection of classic rock, country, and jazz as well as a few of his own songs. With a repertoire of 100s of song requests are encouraged... toe tapping is guaranteed.Join Geoff Thursday, June 1st between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

June 2, 2017: Winemaker's BBQ with Foxtrot Vineyards at the Driftwood Café

Engage in a full-bodied evening of award-winning wines, tasty plates and mingling with fellow wine lovers presented by Foxtrot Vineyards' Winemaker Gustav Allander. Your evening begins at 5:30pm with a Reception Hour at the Driftwood Café.  Wander through the Café, Henry Nolla Gallery and the Driftwood Patio on Chesterman Beach as you explore a variety of wines and suggested paired plates prepared in person by the Inn’s culinary team.  Dinner will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets $95/pp plus taxes and service can be reserved through our Special Events team. 

June 2-4, 2017: Tofino Food & Wine Festival

An eclectic community makes for a delicious combination of people and flavours on this lauded week-end in June. Guest winemakers and a series of delectable events. Visit www.tofinofoodandwinefestival.com.  

June 9-18, 2017: BC Seafood on Your Plate

Chef Barr and his team celebrate the BC Shellfish Festival with the BC Seafood on Your Plate initiative. We have to admit, it's not difficult considering the bounty of fresh seafood coming through the doors daily this time of year. Come enjoy tastes of the Pacific Ocean at the Driftwood Café and The Pointe Restaurant! View our dinner menu here or call 250.725.3106 for more information. 

June 11, 2017: Edge to Edge Marathon

Run the course - or cheer along the sidelines - at this annual runner's challenge in Ucluelet  www.edgetoedgemarathon.com

Nightly Summer - Early Fall 2017: Friday Jazz Classics in the Gardens

Enjoy the music of Esther Celebrini and more while sipping wine on the Darwin's Cafe Patio or meandering through the award-winning Tofino Botanical Gardens. A high quality audio system set near the front of the gardens brings you piano and vocals by Esther on Friday evenings from 5pm - 7pm.  If you prefer a lighter background sound, wander through the garden paths until you reach the grounded boat at the silent Tofino Mudflats.  Tickets - including garden admission - are $10 and valid for three days. Offered Fridays unless closed for private events. Please call 250-725-2247 to confirm. 

All July, 2017: Raincoast Walks

Interested in the rich natural landscape of Clayoquot Sound? Raincoast Education Society's expert guides draw on both scientific and cultural perspectives to provide you a unique understanding of the globally significant ecosystems of the region with Wednesday Walks on Cox Bay and Saturday walks on Tonquin Trail through all of July. The walks are free, and donations are always appreciated. Please dress appropriately, with good footwear. This program will run rain or shine. 

July 1-9, 2017: Pacific Rim Summer Festival

This  annual event celebrates entertainment throughout Tofino, the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, and Ucluelet with everything from dance, foreign films, live music, and even spoken word. Find more info at Pacific Rim Arts Society.

July 2-August 31, 2017: Pacific Rim National Park Program

The Pacific Rim National Park offers their 2017 Summer Interpretive Program, featuring daily (and complimentary!) guided walks, touch tables, theatre talks and more! For full schedule information, click here

July 13, 2017: Chloe Gravel Live at the Driftwood Café

Chloé Gravel is a singer songwriter from Quebec, who has been singing as long as she can remember. She decided to pursue her love of music through school and studied jazz singing in Montreal. Music is for her a sacred place in which everyone understands each other no matter what they've been through or where they come from. You'll be charmed by her jazzy voice and folk songs. Join Chloe between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

July 20, 2017: Beachside Burger Night at the Driftwood Café

Celebrate summer's bounty with a beachside burger night at the Driftwood Café off Chesterman Beach! Driftwood Chef Manager Katherine Thomas and The Pointe's culinary team will be serving housemade beef burgers, seasonal fresh toppings and small salads, all representing the best produce from their favourite Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild farmers. Join us for an evening of regional freshness between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. No tickets required. Menu is available for $25/pp (beverages and desserts additional). Tofino Brewing Co. will also be onsite offering refreshing tasting flights for $5. 

July 21-23, 2017: Ukee Days

Drive down Highway 4 to our neighbouring coastal community of Ucluelet for some small-town fun, including the ever-popular logger sports competition. Weekend details can be found on the Ukee Days website.

July 27, 2017: Lance Lapointe Live at the Driftwood Café

Lance Lapointe is a prolific songwriter that is rooted from the west coast of Vancouver Island. At the age of 16, Lance was writing full time with a band from Nanaimo and was soon signed to Velvet Records out of Toronto. Recently, Lance wrote a catchy little song called ‘Girl” which infuses his smokey roots, with an RnB feel. The song is a natural hit, winning Lance ‘Artist of The Year” at the VIMA’s 2016. Join Lance Thursday, February 9th between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

August 5, 2017: Food Day Canada Menus

Founded by Canadian food pioneer Anita Stewart, Food Day Canada is a day-long, coast-to-coast celebration of Canada’s rich culinary heritage. 

This year, Chef Warren Barr of the Wickaninnish Inn (BC), Chefs Francis Wolf of Manoir Hovey (QUE) and Chef Jason Bangerter of Langdon Hall (ON) present a collaborative Canadian-inspired tasting menu in their respective restaurants - a true cross-Canada partnership! For reservations in The Pointe Restaurant, please call 250.725.3106. 

Chef Katherine Thomas provides the ultimate Canadian experience - a patio BBQ at the Driftwood Café accompanied by local musician, Joel Gray singing Canadian classics. The Driftwood event, which does not require reservations, will run from 5:00pm until 9pm, menu is available for $25/pp (beverages and desserts additional), and Tofino Brewing Co. will also be onsite offering refreshing $5 tasting flights

August 10, 2017: Esther Celebrini Live at the Driftwood Café

Esther has been producing music events for over 20 years, working with professional musicians and as well, bringing her own skills as a trained classical pianist, songwriter and composer as well as music DJ (DJ Lady E) to provide a versatile range of emotions and experiences. Join Esther Thursday, April 6th between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

August 13, 2017: Tofino Lantern Festival

We love this magical night, when creatively handmade lanterns adorn the winding paths of the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Past guests have even made their lanterns at home for this special event, which is the largest annual fundraiser for the local Raincoast Education Society

August 17, 2017: Beachside Burger Night at the Driftwood Café

Celebrate summer's bounty with a beachside burger night at the Driftwood Café off Chesterman Beach! Driftwood Chef Manager Katherine Thomas and The Pointe's culinary team will be serving housemade beef burgers, seasonal fresh toppings and small salads, all representing the best produce from their favourite Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild farmers. Join us for an evening of regional freshness between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. No tickets required. Menu is available for $25/pp (beverages and desserts additional). Tofino Brewing Co. will also be onsite offering refreshing tasting flights for $5. 

August 24, 2017: Geoff Johnson Live at the Driftwood Café

Tofino's Geoff Johnson performs more than 100 shows a year. Ranging from acoustic guitar for wedding ceremonies through cocktail-lounge jazz to a Led Zeppelin tribute act. Recently his self-produced album Women and Losin' was nominated for the Vancouver Island Music Awards. This evening Geoff will be playing a selection of classic rock, country, and jazz as well as a few of his own songs. With a repertoire of 100s of song requests are encouraged... toe tapping is guaranteed.Join Geoff Thursday, June 1st between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

September 7, 2017: Chloe Gravel Live at the Driftwood Café

Chloé Gravel is a singer songwriter from Quebec, who has been singing as long as she can remember. She decided to pursue her love of music through school and studied jazz singing in Montreal. Music is for her a sacred place in which everyone understands each other no matter what they've been through or where they come from. You'll be charmed by her jazzy voice and folk songs. Join Chloe between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

September 7-September 10, 2017: Carving on the Edge

This celebration of our traditional and contemporary West Coast wood carvers makes its encore with carving demonstrations, forums, exhibit and family programs throughout Tofino and Ucluelet. Find more information on the Festival website or drop by Henry Nolla's Carving Shed on Chesterman Beach.

September 14, 2017: Beachside Burger Night at the Driftwood Café

Celebrate summer's bounty with a beachside burger night at the Driftwood Café off Chesterman Beach! Driftwood Chef Manager Katherine Thomas and The Pointe's culinary team will be serving housemade beef burgers, seasonal fresh toppings and small salads, all representing the best produce from their favourite Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild farmers. Join us for an evening of regional freshness between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. No tickets required. Menu is available for $25/pp (beverages and desserts additional). Tofino Brewing Co. will also be onsite offering refreshing tasting flights for $5. 

September 21, 2017: Steve Bick Live at the Driftwood Café

Steve Bick is a songwriter producing recordings in a huge variety of genres and tempo ranges. His sound is built on music production of his original songs that play with a folk format, twisting it into something more modern. Come by between 6:30pm and 9:00pm for a relaxing evening of live music with Steve at the Driftwood Café, off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn’s Beach Building. No tickets required.

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