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The Tofino Lantern Festival is a signature community event, drawing a following with an unbelievable variety of handmade lanterns.  This is the largest annual fundraiser for the Raincoast Education Society, facilitating its delivery of educational walks, talks and courses for curious minds of all ages.

During the week leading up to the festival, lantern-making and -decorating workshops take place at the botanical gardens, allowing you to flex your creative muscles.  We’ve seen lanterns take the shape of a plane, “yellow submarine”, various real and imaginary animals, Star Wars characters, a tea set and more!

The evening features a variety of entertainment from a children’s lantern parade, live music and DJs, to artistic dance performances, a laser light show and fire spinning. Don’t miss out on one of Tofino’s most beloved events.

Location: Tofino Botanical Gardens
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm, trails open at 8:30pm
Cost: $15 adult, children 12 & under free