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Tofino in May 2011

by Adam Buskard, Tofino

the letter 'W'With the warmth of the sun finally being felt on our faces its time to get out and enjoy all that Tofino has to offer. Enjoy yourselves, you deserve it!

14th Annual Tofino Shorebird Festival: May 6-9, 2011

Every year from late April through May, flocks of sandpipers, plovers, whimbrels, and many other shorebirds pass through the Tofino area.

Thousands stop here to feed and rest as they make their impressive journey from South and Central America northward to their Arctic breeding grounds.

Feast! Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Festival
May 8 - June 4, 2011

A collaboration between Tofino & Ucluelet chefs and restaurants, fishermen, foragers and farmers, accommodation, activity and tour providers, Feast! Tofino-Ucluelet celebrates the abundance of locally available seafood and the sustainable “boat-to-table” practices commonly employed by the area’s restaurants and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild.

Tofino Streamkeepers AGM

The Tofino Streamkeepers will be holding their AGM on Tuesday May 24. The first part of the AGM will be held up at First and Arnet at the Centennial Rain Garden at 6pm. A great opportunity to learn about this community project. The intent of the garden is to help absorb and filter the stormwater runoff before it makes it way to the stream nearby. Stop by and learn more about what Streamkeepers does in our community and how to get involved.

Clayoquot Island Open House

Once a year the folks of Clayoquot Island Preserve extend a very special invitation to the people of this sound. It is the weekend that they open up their island to visitors. It’s a very special experience to get to spend an afternoon wandering the beaches, forest boardwalks and the extensive gardens of this 25-acre jewel.

The island is a fantastic example of how people can live a life that is off the power grid and nourished by the land and sea. The island’s pioneer gardens have been extensively restored and enhanced from their early beginnings with the loving care of gardener Sharon Whalen. A walk through the gardens of the island is a walk through the history of Clayoquot Sound itself.

The island will be open to visitors on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22 from 12 – 6pm. Clayoquot Island aka. ‘Stubbs’ sits off of Tofino directly to the west by a mile or so. Boat transportation is provided free of charge from the 1st street government dock and from Method Marine.

Come prepared for the boat ride, bring a picnic and please leave your pets at home.

Tofino Food & Wine Festival

The Tofino Food and Wine Festival celebrates their 9th year, and welcome wineries from around BC with our west coast chefs, to join them in creating a gastronomical affair, June 2 - 5, 2011.

Meet winemakers from the Okanagan, Kootenays, Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. Featuring gourmet food made with love, using the finest ingredients from Vancouver Island, with local farmers and purveyors to discover, including Hilary’s Fine Cheese, Moonstruck Cheese, Natural Pastures Cheese, Outlandish Shellfish, Evening Cove Oysters, Medicine Farm and more.

Tofino Food and Wine Festival celebrates the marriage of food and wine, with the main event, Grazing in the Gardens, showcasing local culinary talents and British Columbia wines, in the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens.

Events of the festival support several nonprofit organizations and initiatives, including Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation, Lighthouse Trail, Multi Use Path (MUP), Community Children’s Centre and Tofino’s Community Garden.


Adam Buskard has spent many years in Tofino. He welcomes Spring with great enthusiasm after the rainy season.

Tofino Time May 2011

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tofino in may 2011Tofino in May 2011: An overview of what’s happening this month in Tofino, compiled by Adam Buskard for Tofino Time Magazine.

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