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CANCELLED Tofino Shorebird Festival

May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020

The Tofino Shorebird Festival celebrates the spring migration of shorebirds with a series of educational birding activities throughout the region. We draw on local and visiting experts to participate in the festival, offering guest lectures, birding workshops, boat trips and much more! This is a great opportunity to experience the largest wildlife migration in the region, learn about these impressive birds, and understand why Tofino is one of the very best places in western Canada for bird watching.

With great reluctance we have decided to cancel this year’s festival.
The COVID 19 outbreak is leading to a huge amount of uncertainty and it is extremely difficult to confirm the participation of our special guest experts and volunteers who would need to travel to get here. Ultimately, health and safety concerns are at the top of our mind.
The birds will be migrating and there will be spectacular opportunities for birding in early May regardless of the cancellation. As the situation develops we will entertain the possibility of celebrating the shorebirds with small, informal, educational events. We are committed to creating as many opportunities for locals and visitors alike to learn while prioritizing health and safety. Updates will be available through our newsletter and social media channels.


May 1, 2020
May 3, 2020
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Tofino Botanical Gardens
1084 Pacific Rim Hwy
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Raincoast Education Society
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