The great community spirit in our little towns means that we have a lot to celebrate – with each other and with visitors.
Aside from the annual events listed below, there are always community events such as arts and craft displays, music and dance shows, or film festivals, so it pays to check in with the local tourism websites before you travel. Summer
Aboriginal Day events (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve). Late June: displays and performances about traditional native culture, held at various venues in the park on national Aboriginal Day.
ChooKwa Challenge Native Canoe Races (Port Alberni). June or July: Paddlers race both traditional dugouts and fibreglass replicas on the Somass River.