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Tofino Botanical Gardens

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1084 Pacific Rim HWY
Tofino, BC
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October 2018

Oct. 5 Friday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Surfrider Pacific Rim is stoked to be holding the Third Annual Short Film Festival at the Tofino Botanical Gardens on October 5th, 2018, from 6-9 PM! This festival is organized to celebrate …

November 2018

Nov. 30 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tofino Winterlights is back! Presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens, Winterlights is a celebration of light and art that runs November 30th to January 6th! Come be enchanted by the whimsical holiday exhibits …

December 2018

Dec. 1 Saturday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vanille is a local singer/songwriter in Tofino who has a unique acoustic style and voice that resonates across many genres of music.  Vanille has performed at many venues in Tofino during the …
Dec. 5 Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Surfrider at Darwin’s Cafe at the Tofino Botanical Gardens for the Tofino Public Meet Up! Meet ups include snacks, refreshments, discussions and laughter. Find out how you can get involved in …
Dec. 6 Thursday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Winterlights Story Time -- Classic winter & holiday stories read by local community "celebrities" plus a Puppet Show by Jen Smallwood! All events are FREE during Winterlights with the purchase of a Winterlights …
Dec. 7 Friday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jazz Vocals & Piano with Esther Celebrini -- Live at Darwin's Cafe on Friday, December 7th from 7pm-9pm! (http://www.esthercelebrini.com/) Esther Celebrini is an accomplished jazz vocalist, pianist, & songwriter based in Tofino, BC. …
Dec. 12 Wednesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Classic winter & holiday stories read by local community "celebrities", Principal Drew Ryan of the Wickaninnish Community School, plus a Puppet Show by Jen Smallwood! All events are FREE during Winterlights with the purchase …
Dec. 13 Thursday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stop by Darwin's Cafe to join the Raincoast Education Society for Cookies of the West Coast, an exploration of the taxonomy, identification and consumption of cookies. All events are FREE during Winterlights with the purchase …
Dec. 14 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jacquelyn Block is a new local choir member and is a vocal coach herself. She has featured in multiple festivals and events throughout the island. Jacquelyn will be leading “unplugged” acapella traditional …
Dec. 15 Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Visit Santa at Darwin's Cafe tonight and create your own special holiday wreath for FREE!  Ultramarine Art Supply will be on hand to offer a holiday wreath making workshop from 6-8pm. Tofino Winterlights …
Dec. 18 Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetree Night is a night unlike any other.  Poets, writers, and lovers of words will gather with creations of their own or poems that they love to share and present them.  Everyone …
Dec. 19 Wednesday
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Classic winter & holiday stories read by local community storyteller Mayor Osborne All events are FREE during Winterlights with the purchase of a Winterlights Admission Pass (admission valid for entire festival, non-transferable). Presented by …
Dec. 20 Thursday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stop by Darwin's Cafe for a showing of a classic holiday movie!  Popcorn, cookies, cozy beverages and more all available for purchase at the cafe.  Come hang out among the magical Winterlights …
Dec. 21 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jazz Vocals & Piano with Esther Celebrini on Friday, December 21st from 7pm-9pm! (http://www.esthercelebrini.com/) Esther Celebrini is an accomplished jazz vocalist, pianist, & songwriter based in Tofino, BC. She has performed at many …
Dec. 22 Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Choir Director & accomplished musician, Sophie L'Homme, will be performing with the Tofino-Ucluelet Choir! Featuring vocals, guitar, piano, and choir singing holiday classics and a mix of genres to brighten your spirits …
Dec. 23 Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Tofino Winterlights for 'Illumine', a performance piece with words and music by Leah Hokanson from Gabriola Island. Leah is a music and sound explorer, with over 30 years experience as a vocallist, …
Dec. 27 Thursday
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Classic winter & holiday stories read by local community storyteller Esther Celebrini. All events are FREE during Winterlights with the purchase of a Winterlights Admission Pass (admission valid for entire festival, non-transferable). Presented by …
Dec. 28 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stop by Darwin's Cafe for a showing of a classic holiday movie!  Popcorn, cookies, cozy beverages and more all available for purchase at the cafe.  Come hang out among the magical Winterlights …
Dec. 30 Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Night Write, led by Tofino Poet Laureate, Joanna Streetly, is a time to reflect and write. From journal-writers to journalists, this Night-Inspired creative writing studio is open to anyone with a desire …

January 2019

Jan. 3 Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classic winter & holiday stories read by local community "celebrities"! Storyteller: George Patterson , Tofino Botanical Gardens Director. Tofino Winterlights is back! Presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens, Winterlights is a celebration of light …
Jan. 4 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
It's that time of the year! Join us at Darwin's Cafe for a showing of classic holiday movies! Popcorn, cookies, cozy beverages and more all available for purchase at the cafe. Come …

February 2019

Feb. 23 Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See the full Saturday schedule here. The West Coast Farm & Garden Show is a grassroots, community driven event that brings together farmers, backyard growers, and food enthusiasts of our region. Through workshops …
Feb. 24 Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
For full Sunday schedule visit: https://www.tofinocommunityfoodinitiative.com/ The West Coast Farm & Garden Show is a grassroots, community driven event that brings together farmers, backyard growers, and food enthusiasts of our region. Through workshops and …

June 2019

Jun. 1 Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Compost Teas & Garden Brews at the Tofino Botanical Gardens Learn to make the best use of your compost with Connie Kuramoto of Gardens-on-the-Go. This workshop will cover building a compost bin, making …

July 2019

Jul. 28 Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Merry McKentys Join us for an evening of rollicking live music at the Tofino Botanical Gardens with Folk-roots band the Merry McKentys! With multi-part sibling harmonies, a diverse repertoire of folk + indie …

November 2019

Nov. 24 Sunday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Are you a chicken owner? Or have you ever thought about keeping chickens but aren't sure what to expect? Come ask questions, share insights and learn tips & tricks from your neighbours. …
Nov. 29 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Nov. 30 Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …

December 2019

Dec. 1 Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 2 Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 2 Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn how to make and decorate a beautiful holiday wreath from local trees and shrubs. Erin from Ultramarine art supply will be leading the workshop and all materials needed will be provided! …
Dec. 3 Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 4 Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 5 Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 5 Thursday
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Winterlights Story Time -- Classic winter & holiday stories read by local community "celebrities" plus a Puppet Show by Jen Smallwood! Storyteller: TBC All events are FREE during Winterlights with the purchase of …
Dec. 6 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 7 Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 7 Saturday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Local favourite duo, Mike and Alle will be playing an acoustic/folk/alternative set to get you in the Winterlights mood. All events are FREE during Winterlights with the purchase of a Winterlights Admission Pass …
Dec. 8 Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 9 Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 10 Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 11 Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 11 Wednesday
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Santa and Sasquatch team up and join us at Winterlights from 5pm-7pm at Darwin's Cafe. Come and get your holiday photo's by donation. Donations go towards Santa's snazzy new boots and suit! All …
Dec. 12 Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 13 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 14 Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 14 Saturday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Audiences young and old, music lovers, and everyone else lucky enough, prepare for something a little different. A passionate mix of humour, and originality, Cat Murphy Band won’t knock before they come …
Dec. 15 Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 16 Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 16 Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Customize your tree decorations with hand painted ornaments, or give them as gifts! Erin from Ultramarine art supply will be leading the workshop, and all materials needed will be provided! This is …
Dec. 17 Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 18 Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 19 Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 19 Thursday
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Winterlights Story Time -- Classic winter & holiday stories read by local community "celebrities" plus a Puppet Show by Jen Smallwood! Storyteller: TBC All events are FREE during Winterlights with the purchase of …
Dec. 20 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 21 Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 21 Saturday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Choir Director & accomplished musician, Sophie L'Homme, will be performing with the Tofino-Ucluelet Choir! Featuring vocals, guitar, piano, and choir singing holiday classics and a mix of genres to brighten your spirits …
Dec. 22 Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 23 Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 23 Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join Cello Bride - Audrey Nadeau - for a magical performance of Disney Classics! The show is designed to be interactive with bits of story telling and humour between each piece. The …
Dec. 24 Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 25 Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 26 Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 27 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. On December …
Dec. 28 Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. On December …
Dec. 28 Saturday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jazz Vocals & Piano with Esther Celebrini -- Live at Darwin's Cafe! www.esthercelebrini.com Esther Celebrini is an accomplished jazz vocalist, pianist, & songwriter based in Tofino, BC. She has performed at many festivals …
Dec. 29 Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January …
Dec. 30 Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Dec. 31 Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …

January 2020

Jan. 1 Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020. This is …
Jan. 2 Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January …
Jan. 3 Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January …
Jan. 4 Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January …
Jan. 5 Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 4th Annual Tofino Winterlights Festival is a celebration of light and art presented by Tofino Botanical Gardens.  The festival runs nightly from 5pm - 9 pm, November 29th, 2019 – January …

March 2020

Mar. 6 Friday
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Mar. 8 Sunday
All Day Event
Join Tofino Community Food Initiative for the West Coast Farm & Garden Show, March 6-8, 2020. This year will feature programming that includes: A workshop on Growing Year Round On The Coast with …

July 2020

Jul. 22 Wednesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the Junior Naturalist’s Club with the Raincoast Education Society. Our guided rainforest walks will offer youth a unique understanding of this globally significant ecosystem, from the impressive diversity of flora and fauna …
Jul. 29 Wednesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the Junior Naturalist’s Club with the Raincoast Education Society. Our guided rainforest walks will offer youth a unique understanding of this globally significant ecosystem, from the impressive diversity of flora and fauna …

August 2020

Aug. 5 Wednesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the Junior Naturalist’s Club with the Raincoast Education Society. Our guided rainforest walks will offer youth a unique understanding of this globally significant ecosystem, from the impressive diversity of flora and fauna …
Aug. 12 Wednesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the Junior Naturalist’s Club with the Raincoast Education Society. Our guided rainforest walks will offer youth a unique understanding of this globally significant ecosystem, from the impressive diversity of flora and fauna …
Aug. 17 Monday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Ocean Camp for kids in Tofino! Dates: August 17- 21 Time: 9:00-15:30 Location: Tofino Botanical Gardens (location may change) Cost: $250 Ages: 7 – 10 This camp is all about salt water and anything that lives in it! …
Aug. 18 Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Ocean Camp for kids in Tofino! Dates: August 17- 21 Time: 9:00-15:30 Location: Tofino Botanical Gardens (location may change) Cost: $250 Ages: 7 – 10 This camp is all about salt water and anything that lives in it! …
Aug. 19 Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Ocean Camp for kids in Tofino! Dates: August 17- 21 Time: 9:00-15:30 Location: Tofino Botanical Gardens (location may change) Cost: $250 Ages: 7 – 10 This camp is all about salt water and anything that lives in it! …
Aug. 19 Wednesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the Junior Naturalist’s Club with the Raincoast Education Society. Our guided rainforest walks will offer youth a unique understanding of this globally significant ecosystem, from the impressive diversity of flora and fauna …
Aug. 20 Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Ocean Camp for kids in Tofino! Dates: August 17- 21 Time: 9:00-15:30 Location: Tofino Botanical Gardens (location may change) Cost: $250 Ages: 7 – 10 This camp is all about salt water and anything that lives in it! …
Aug. 21 Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Ocean Camp for kids in Tofino! Dates: August 17- 21 Time: 9:00-15:30 Location: Tofino Botanical Gardens (location may change) Cost: $250 Ages: 7 – 10 This camp is all about salt water and anything that lives in it! …
Aug. 26 Wednesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the Junior Naturalist’s Club with the Raincoast Education Society. Our guided rainforest walks will offer youth a unique understanding of this globally significant ecosystem, from the impressive diversity of flora and fauna …

September 2020

Sep. 2 Wednesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join the Junior Naturalist’s Club with the Raincoast Education Society. Our guided rainforest walks will offer youth a unique understanding of this globally significant ecosystem, from the impressive diversity of flora and fauna …
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