February 21 – West Coast Winter Music Series
For the fifteenth year running, Winter Music in Tofino is showcasing amazing talent. Ensemble Vivant was founded and is led by pianist Catherine Wilson. The group plays a dazzling collection of classical piano, jazz and internationally-inspired pieces.
February 21 & 22 – Nanaimo’s Global Film Festival
This year’s festival features stories about people around the world who are re-inventing their world and their future. The films are a celebration of activism. All over the world, and right here on Vancouver Island and BC, hope shines through in action taken by ordinary people who are finding a way to a sustainable world by daring to confront global forces with the strength of their own vision.
March 5 – Six Guitars
Starring Chase Padgett, Six Guitars is a show designed for anyone who loves guitar music. It will feature performances from Nanaimo favourites: Nanaimo Band, The Lion, The Bear, The Fox will open this show.
March 7 – Royal Wood and Tiller’s Folly
Tiller’s Folly are modern day storytellers of lore, uniting past with the present. Creating songs of their Pacific Northwest home and life on the road, Tiller Folly continue to draw fans from around the globe. Their music reflects the many sojournes through the mystic landscapes of Scottish Highlands to the mist-draped mountains and sprawling vistas of the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee and their roots on the coast of the Pacific Northwest.
March 14 – Nanaimo Bar None Variety Show
For the second year running, the Nanaimo Bar None Variety Show will showcase a treats for your taste buds and your ears.
March 14 – 27 – Pacific Rim Whale Festival
Throughout the coastal towns of Tofino and Ucluelet and around the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, it’s an all-out celebration of life on the coast!
It’s about grey whales and marine life education, inspirational talks and interpretive walks, children’s fun for the small and culinary events for the tall, First Nations cultural workshops and more – come and experience a coastal tradition!
March 22 – Chowder Chow Down
As part of the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, the Chowder Chow Down in Ucluelet celebrates the regions amazing seafood chowder tradition!
April 10 – 12 – Pacific Rim Tea Festival
The Pacific Rim Tea Festival is a fun and educational event, whether you are new to tea or a bit of a tea geek, there is something for everyone. The goal is to provide a variety experiences about the diverse world of tea.