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: 

May - September 2018

Celebrate summer's bounty with a beachside burger night at the Driftwood Café off Chesterman Beach! Each Tuesday, 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 farmers. May we suggest the perfect pairing of Tofino Brewing Co? Join us for an evening of regional freshness between 4:00pm and 9:00pm. No tickets required. Menu including dessert is available for $35/pp (beverages additional).

May - September 2018

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

May 4-6, 2018: Tofino Shorebird Festival

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 Tofino Shorebird Festival celebrates this impressive annual migration with a series of educational birding activities and events.

May 5, 2018: FEAST Tofino Event - Inspirational Chef's Table with Chef Jason Bangerter

Be one of the first to experience a guest chef event in our newly renovated event space at The Pointe Restaurant. Chef Jason Bangerter - winner of Relais & Châteaux’s Hospitality Pinnacle Award for Chef of the Year 2017 - joins us from Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario. Begin your evening with a welcome cocktail followed by a seven-course meal enjoyed at a shared table for up to twenty guests. Tickets are $140.00 plus service and taxes. Wine pairings additional. Event begins at 5:30pm, please call 250-725-2178 (option 3) or email specialevents@wickinn.com.

May 10, 2018: 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.

May 11-13, 2018: 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 previous competitions here.

May 13, 2018: 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 24, 2018: 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 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, 2018: Intimate Winemaker's Dinner with Checkmate Artisnal Winery in the Shoreline Terrace

Be one of the first to experience the Inn's renovated event space with this intimate five course dinner featuring Checkmate Artisanal Winery. Your evening begins at 6:00pm with a welcome wine and snacks followed by a five course, sommelier paired dinner at a shared longtable for up to twenty guests. Tickets are $195.00/pp plus taxes and service, and includes wine pairings. Email our Special Events team or call 1-250-725-2178 (option 3) to reserve.

June 1-3, 2018: 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 7, 2018: Fanfare Strings Live at the Driftwood Café

Cameron Boyce bings you Fanfare Strings, using violin and voice as his tools of expression. Cameron has been playing music, focusing on the violin, since he can remember. Over the years, he studied various styles from classical to jazz to folk to klezmer to romanian fiddle. He also had the opportunity to work along side many talented singer-songwriters in the pursuit of developing his craft, playing on stages for close to 10 years, touring across Canada, USA and Europe. Join Cameron 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 8-17, 2018: 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 17, 2018: Edge to Edge Marathon

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

June 21, 2018: 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 Chloé for an evening of live music at the Driftwood Café off Chesterman Beach between 6:30pm and 9:00pm. No tickets required. 

Nightly Summer - Early Fall 2018: 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. 

Summer, 2018: 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 1-8, 2018: 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, 2018: Pacific Rim National Park Program

The Pacific Rim National Park offers their 2018 Summer Interpretive Program, featuring daily (and complimentary!) guided walks, touch tables, theatre talks and more! For full schedule information, click here

July 5, 2018: 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.

July 6-8, 2018: Tofino Saltwater Classic

In its 9th year, the Tofino Saltwater Classic fishing derby was created by the National Hockey League’s Brendan Morrison as a fundraiser for Tofino community initiatives. Over $250,000 CAD has been raised thus far! Find participant entry forms and other information at www.tofinosaltwaterclassic.com.

July 12, 2018: 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 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 20-22, 2018: 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 26, 2018: 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 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 4, 2018: Food Day Canada 

Founded by Canadian food pioneer Anita Stewart, Food Day Canada is a day-long, coast-to-coast celebration of Canada’s rich culinary heritage. Stay tuned for details on special menus and events presented by Chef Warren Barr and his culinary brigade. 

August 12, 2018: 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 16, 2018: 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 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 23, 2018: 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 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 6, 2018: 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 Chloé for an evening of live music at the Driftwood Café off Chesterman Beach between 6:30pm and 9:00pm. No tickets required. 

September 6-September 9, 2018: 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 8-9, 2018: Surf's Up for Autism

Surf’s Up For Autism was established in 2012, and today the unique and special event continues to grow every year. One weekend a year in September, families take time out of their hectic lives dealing with Autism, and can just be a family. It’s a surf weekend in Tofino where people can leave behind their daily grind, and try to forget about the costs and stresses of Autism that burden their families. This event empowers the parents and includes the siblings that often feel left behind.For more information, visit the event website

September 20, 2018: 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.

September 28-September 30, 2018: 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.

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!

October 18, 2018: 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.

November 15, 2018: 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 16-19, 2018: 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 16, 2018: Out Landish Oysters 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. Join us for stand-up reception featuring Victor and Kathy's Out Landish Oysters beautifully paired with BC wines, on Friday, November 16th between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Event details to be confirmed. Updates available through emailing special events AT wickinn.com or calling 250-725-3100 ext. 222.

November 29, 2018: 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 30, 2018: Jingle into Christmas Tofino

Join in this fun Tofino holiday tradition! Walk the beaches, then walk around town and meet Tofino’s local merchants and entrepreneurs. Participating shops and galleries stay open late into the night on Friday, November 30th for some West Coast cheer and a chance to find treasures for your loved ones while supporting locally-owned businesses throughout the weekend.

December 1-31, 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. 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.

December 13, 2018: 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.

December 21 , 2018 - January 2, 2019: 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, 2018: 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, 2018 - January 2, 2019: 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 include stone carver Craig Benson, woodworker Frank Armich and painter Deanna Lankin

January 2 - TBD 2019: 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 when we reopen.

February 1-March 2, 2018: 4th Annual Capturing the Coast Photography Contest

The Capturing the Coast photo contest celebrates the natural world, the people, and the unknowns of Vancouver Island’s west coast. Photographs entered into the contest should inspire people to explore, adventure, and respect the natural world, and highlight the importance of stewardship and conservation across the region. Prints from prominent photographers will be displayed at select locations around Tofino, and online. The highest bidder for each photo will take home a beautiful framed and signed print!

February 9, 2018: Surfrider Beach Clean-Up at Combers Beach

Every month Surfrider Pacific Rim organizes beach clean-ups as well as supporting local events on the beautiful beaches of Pacific Rim. February's cleanup will be in the Pacific Rim Park at Combers Beach from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the ocean, meet people in your community and have a great time on the beach! Details for all events will be confirmed on the Surfrider Pacific Rim website.

February 13, 2018: Dr. Robert Thirsk at the Driftwood Café

Dr. Robert Thirsk, OC OBC is a Canadian engineer and physician, and a former Canadian Space Agency astronaut. He holds the Canadian record for the longest space flight (187 days 20 hours) and the most time spent in space (204 days 18 hours). He became an officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 and was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2012. After all that time watching storms from above, Dr. Thirsk has been invited to Tofino by the award winning Canadian travel culture publication, Toque & Canoe, to experience a storm destination in person. He will be in the Driftwood Café from 4pm until 5pm on February 13th to share some of his thoughts and experiences as well as take some Q&A at an intimate fireside chat. Join us for this special complimentary event!

February 15, 2018: Little Saturday Live at the Driftwood Café

After years of jamming in a cabin and playing local gigs, Tofino's Little Saturday decided to record their songs and put them out to the world through their debut album Postcards. This album was recored at Hidden Well Studio in Cumberland, BC with the help of Corwin Fox and Archie Pateman. Join them for a night of live jams at the Driftwood Café between 6:30pm and 9:00pm off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn's Beach Building. No tickets required.

February 17, 2018: Paint Nite at Jamie's Rainforest Inn

Create art over cocktails, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles at nearby Jamie’s Rainforest Inn! There’s no experience necessary and all supplies are provided, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!).
The event begins promptly at 7:00pm. Please allow extra time to find parking and get settled. If you’re coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive early to get seats together. If you’re planning to eat dinner before the event, please inform the host/hostess that you’re with thth Paint Nite® and check in to reserve your seats. Tickets are $45.00 and details on registering can be found here

February 2018 (dates TBD): 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!

March 1, 2018: 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.

March 9, 2018: Surfrider Sessions Gala Dinner, Wickaninnish Inn's Salal Room & Shoreline Terrace

Join us for the first annual Surfrider Sessions and get the first peek at our Shoreline Terrace off the Pointe building's Salal Room.

This exclusive event, running from 6pm until 10pm, will feature keynote speaker Chris Pallister – known as the “Godfather of Marine Debris”, local celebrity MC Krissy Montgomery, live music from Vince Vaccaro and silent/live auction featuring west coast experiential auction items including kayaking tours and seaplane tours!

At the Surfrider Sessions Fundraiser, guests will start the evening with a welcome ocean friendly straw-less cocktail featuring Sheringham Distillery’s Seaside Gin, a canape stations mixed with educational posts and an opportunity to peruse the silent auction items and begin the bidding. This will be followed by a three-course delicious sit-down meal and paired wines from The Pointe Restaurant Culinary Team. Following a keynote address, the silent and live auction will continue and live music will begin. Tickets will be $150 and 100% of proceeds will benefit the Surfrider Pacific Rim Chapter.

Join this highly anticipated event and contribute to Surfrider Pacific Rim’s efforts in protecting the ocean, beaches and waves throughout 2018! Contact specialevents AT wickinn.com to purchase your tickets now!

Want to combine with a stay? For the March 9th weekend, guests who have purchased tickets to the Surfrider Sessions Fundraiser will be offered a starting rate of $300 per night plus taxes (an $80/night savings) for a first floor deluxe room. Please note there is a two-night minimum in place, and reservations must be made through our Group Sales and Catering team by emailing specialevents@wickinn.com or calling 250-725-3100 ext 3222.

March 10, 2018: Surfrider Beach Clean-Up at Wickaninnish Beach

Every month Surfrider Pacific Rim organizes beach clean-ups as well as supporting local events on the beautiful beaches of Pacific Rim. February's cleanup will be in the Pacific Rim Park at Wickaninnish Beach from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the ocean, meet people in your community and have a great time on the beach! Details for all events will be confirmed on the Surfrider Pacific Rim website.

March 10-25, 2018: 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 13, 14 & 16, 2018: Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers at Eagle Aerie Gallery

Eagle Aerie Gallery is Roy Henry Vickers' artist-owned gallery located in Tofino, British Columbia. This stunning traditional Northwest Coast longhouse with a carved and painted cedar plank exterior and doors of beaten copper, is a recognizable Tofino landmark. Inside discover Roy's artwork of paintings, original prints, calendars, art cards, and reproductions hanging on hand adzed cedar walls among totem poles and carvings. As you enter the large main hall, you'll notice the soft lighting and restful music that creates an atmosphere of harmony and peace.

Storytelling with Roy Henry Vickers is an elevating experience that transends all cultural boundries and brings a sense of peace and wonder to all who are fortunate enough to enjoy his many tales of life.  Roy will walk through selected works, share stories of inspiration and give people a glimpse into the life lessons that he has learned and his ancestors have passed on to him. Join him from 11:00am to 12:00pm on March 13th,14th or 16th for this special event.

March 15, 2018: 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 Chloé for an evening of live music at the Driftwood Café off Chesterman Beach between 6:30pm and 9:00pm. No tickets required. 

March 16-25, 2018: 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 24, 2018: Earth Hour at the Wickaninnish Inn

In participation with the World Wildlife Federation's global initiative, on Saturday, March 24th 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 29, 2018: 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.

March 30-April 2, 2018: Easter at the Inn

We are tickled pink, blue, and all other pastel tones to offer you our annual Easter themed brunch Sunday, April 1st at The Pointe Restaurant, 8:00am to 2:00pm. Call 1.800.333.4604 for details.

April 12, 2018: Fanfare Strings Live at the Driftwood Café

Cameron Boyce bings you Fanfare Strings, using violin and voice as his tools of expression. Cameron has been playing music, focusing on the violin, since he can remember. Over the years, he studied various styles from classical to jazz to folk to klezmer to romanian fiddle. He also had the opportunity to work along side many talented singer-songwriters in the pursuit of developing his craft, playing on stages for close to 10 years, touring across Canada, USA and Europe. Join Cameron 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 19, 2018: Flavours of Lebanon at 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 April 19th between 4:00pm and 9:00pm. No tickets required. Menu available for $35 plus taxes and service.

April 20-May 6, 2018: 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. 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. 

April 21, 2018: Artist in Action Craig Bauer

"Contrast, shapes, drama, colour, light… Where the trees touch the sky, watching the waves pulled by the tides, when the sky shows its glory, how the day presents itself to me. I am fascinated by bringing to life the movement and energy of this amazing west coast."

Born in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Craig received a 4 year diploma from the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary Alberta, where he studied in Painting, Drawing and Visual Communications. He discovered Vancouver Island 25 years ago, and couldn’t image a better place to find the inspiration that lends so beautifully to his art. Today Craig paints and draws the views around him on this truly stunning west coast. Visit Craig in the Henry Nolla Gallery off of the Driftwood Café on Saturday, April 21st between 2pm and 6pm as he works on his latest piece and exhibits his works. Paintings will be on display until mid-May.Complimentary event, no tickets required.

April 22, 2018: 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!

April 26, 2018: Ron Weeks Live at the Driftwood Café

Ronny Weeks is a singer songwriter who has been playing music on the west coast of Vancouver Island for over twenty years. His acoustic style draws inspiration from multiple genres of music including folk, americana, surf rock and reggae. Over the years he has played with multiple musicians in different arrangements which include Smalltown Empire, a duet with his wife Anne, and most recently with Joel Gray and Chris Dolfin of Prester John's Gone. His smooth vocal styling combines lyrics that come from the human experience of love, loss, nature and connection, and the addition of mandolin brings a new energy and sound to his solo set.Join Ron for a relaxing evening of live music at the Driftwood Café off Chesterman Beach in the Wickaninnish Inn's Beach Building. No tickets required, complimentary event.

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