Events & Activities

Tofino Lantern Festival

19th Annual Festival Date | August 11, 2019
Time | 7:30 – 10:30 PM
Admission | Cash Only

Family Friendly Event

The Annual Tofino Lantern Festival is a fundraiser for the Raincoast Education Society‘s enlightening youth and adult education programs. The evening family friendly festival draws hundreds of young and old, featuring an unbelievable variety of handmade lanterns, live music, dance performance, food vendors, and other entertainment!

Key Information:

  • This is a car free event! Please make use of the free shuttle from the Village Green to Tofino Botanical Gardens starting at 7PM. The last shuttle will leave the gardens at 11PM.
  • Please, no dogs at the Tofino Lantern Festival.
  • This is a drug & alcohol free event.
  • Admission is cash only.

Tofino Winterlights

Dates | Nov 29 2019 – Jan 5 2020
Time | Nightly from 5 – 9 PM

Family Friendly Event

The Annual Tofino Winterlights festival is a celebration of light and art. Be enchanted by magical exhibits created by thousands of twinkling lights. This is a family friendly event with live entertainment and children’s activities offered throughout the month, plus warm beverages & treats available in the cosy Darwin’s Cafe.

The perfect place to enjoy a magical night

Key Information:

  • Winterlights Pass is valid for the duration of the festival.
  • Pass is non-transferrable.
  • Please present your admission card for entry at Darwin’s Cafe each night you attend.
  • Events Calendar & Featured Musical Guests available at 

Tofino Food and Wine Festival

Please view the Food and Wine website press release regarding the event for 2020.

The Gardens have hosted the Tofino Food and Wine Festival‘s signature event “Grazing in the Gardens” since it’s inception in 2002. Grazing in the Gardens is a weekend-long 19+ event that showcases local gourmet culinary talent and more than 75 British Columbia wines and spirits, 20 cideries and breweries, live music, and other events including a silent auction. This event benefits the Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation and community initiatives including the Tofino Community Food Initiative.

West Coast Farm and Garden Show

Date | March 6 – 8 , 2020
Admission | TBA
Family Friendly Event

The West Coast Farm and Garden Show is a weekend-long event put on by the Tofino Community Food Initiative that brings together farmers, backyard growers, food enthusiasts, and everyone in between. The event features an “Off-the-Grid” dinner and workshops on foraging, permaculture, Indigenous food sovereignty, beekeeping and more. Visit regional vendors selling gardening/farming tools, equipment, and supplies, and stock your pantries and gardening sheds at our Farmer’s Market Co-op and Seed Swapping area. Join us as we come together to celebrate the craftsmanship of local food growing.