Boardwalks lead visitors through the dense rainforest on Clayoquot Island (Photo by Jill Patterson)

Clayoquot Days

Come out to the annual Victoria Day spring garden show and open island event on Clayoquot Island!

Clayoquot Island Preserve, BC (Photo by NCC)

Clayoquot Island Preserve, BC (Photo by NCC)

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada as we particpate in a very special annual event on Clayoquot Island. Hosted by the long-time caretakers of Clayoquot Island, this "open island" event is held every Victoria Day long weekend and welcomes the public to explore the lush forest, white sand beaches and cultivated gardens of the island.

May 19 & 20, 2018
12 noon to 4 p.m.
Tofino, BC

This special event is a once-a-year chance to visit Clayoquot Island, which is privately owned and normally closed to the public.

All ages are welcome. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the beach or in the field. Please leave your pets at home.

Clayquot Days will run rain or shine, so be prepared for any weather!

How to get to Clayoquot Island

Clayoquot Island aerial (Photo by

Clayoquot Island aerial (Photo by

Clayoquot Island is located just a short, 10-minute boat ride from downtown Tofino.

Boat transportation to the island is provided free of charge from the Shore Building Dock in Tofino. The boat will make continuous round trips starting at noon. The last boat will leave the Tofino dock at 4 p.m.

Please note that only authorized boats are allowed to access the Clayoquot Island wharf. Small boats with outboard motors or human-powered vessels are welcome to access the island via the beaches during this weekend event only.

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