There are two great festivals coming up in Tofino. Mark your calendars for:
The 10th Annual Lantern Festival - one of my favourites. Held at the Tofino Botanical Gardens, this is a magical evening of twinkling lanterns in a beautiful setting, with music, costumes, bubbles and more. Tofino at its best. More info here and here.
And a new festival for this year that I'm very excited about - the Carving on the Edge Festival, which will run from September 16 to 26. It is a great idea; we have so many talented carvers in the area and, of course, with the First Nation carvers there is a long legacy of carving on the west coast. More info here and here's a poster with full details.