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Tofino Lantern Festival

Thank you to all who attended the 17th annual Tofino Lantern Festival!

The 18th annual Tofino Lantern Festival will be held on Sunday, August 12th, 2018.

See below for an outline of activities from our last Tofino Lantern Festival:

Sunday, August 13
Tofino Botanical Gardens (1084 Pac Rim Hwy)
7:30pm-10:30pm (trails open at 8:30pm)
Adults: $15 (cash only) / Kids under 12: FREE

The Tofino Lantern Festival is the Raincoast Education Society’s signature community event and fundraiser, drawing the young and old with an unbelievable variety of handmade lanterns, live music, dance performance, food vendors, and other entertainment. Don't miss out on one of Tofino's most beloved and magical festivals, rain or shine!

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. See Tofino Bus website for details.

Want to build your own lantern to light up the night? Join us outside the Raincoast Education Society office (in the Ecolodge at the Tofino Botanical Gardens) for lantern-making workshops in the week before the Tofino Lantern Festival! Supplies & pre-constructed lanterns are available ($10 - $15). All ages welcome!

Drop In:
Mon Aug 7, 12-7pm
Tues Aug 8, 12-7pm
Wed Aug 9, 12-7pm
Thurs Aug 10, 12-7pm
Fri Aug 11, 12-7pm

Volunteers are what make this magical community event work. And it’s a ton of fun! We are looking for help during the week leading up the Tofino Lantern Festival, as well as for the BIG NIGHT Sunday, August 13th, 2017.

Come help create lanterns, assist with workshops, be part of the set-up, light-up or clean-up crews. Sign up online here, or by emailing us at