Tofino Event: The 5th Annual Tofino Lantern Festival
sponsored by the Raincoast Interpretive Centre, Tofino
Make sure you don’t miss this magical night! On Sunday August
28th, the Raincoast Education Society is sponsoring the Fifth Annual
Lantern Festival at the Tofino Botanical Gardens.
During the week leading up to the festival, residents and visitors
can come to the Interpretive Centre to build their own candle lanterns
to carry along the garden trails. While many lanterns are carried by
those who attend the event, many more are part of the numerous and
imaginative creations scattered throughout the gardens. Imagine the
trails alive with the glow of colourful handmade lanterns, music and
Plans for this year’s festival are well underway, so now is the
time to get involved; make a lantern, sign up as a volunteer, get yourself
a stylin’ locally designed Lantern Festival t-shirt or hoody,
or simply come enjoy a stroll through the magically lit gardens on
Sunday, August 28th. Costumes are encouraged. Bring your appetites
because the infamous sobo truck will be open at 6pm for food and later
The Lantern Festival is a car free event — Please bike, boogie,
or Beach Bus! The limited parking at the gardens will be reserved for
staff and volunteers. The Beach Bus will be offering a free shuttle
to the Festival and will leave from the Village Green every half hour
starting at 6pm. Thank you Beach Bus!
Grab a bike and join the “Lantern Festival Cruiser Ride”.
The ride will start at 7 pm from Coasters Bicycle Supply in the alley
behind the Raincoast Interpretive Centre and will head out to Chesterman’s
Beach and finish at the Lantern Festival. Bring a lantern and wear
a costume :-) Please
call 725-2560 for more info.