Tofino

An Inspirational Evening With Ian McAllister

An Inspirational Evening With Ian McAllister

On March 10th, Ocean Outfitters hosted it's 3rd annual conservation speaker series where we bring inspiring people to the community to share their stories and images, to remind us what we have, but also what we have to lose.

Ian McAllister is a renowned conservationist and a photo journalist. He co-founded Pacific Wild along with his wife Karen. Pacific Wild is committed to defending wildlife and wildlife habitat on Canada’s Pacific Coast by developing and implementing conservation solutions in collaboration with First Nations communities, and scientists.

He has authored and co-authored ten books on the BC coast and is currently directing a large screen IMAX film on the Great Bear Rainforest. His images have appeared in publications around the world receiving numerous awards. He is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the International League of Conservation Photographers. He and his wife, Karen, were named by Time magazine, "Leaders of the 21st Century" for their efforts to protect British Columbia's endangered rainforest.

Nature Lives Here Video

Nature Lives Here Video

A recent film project that shows how we connect people with the amazing area we live in. Our programs are not only a ton of fun, but they also encourage stewardship. After joining us, we hope that people see things a little differently and maybe make better choices. Watch our short video now (98 seconds).

Tofino Fishing Report – March 2017

Tofino Fishing Report – March 2017

Jenny Mustard, my young and boundlessly energetic golden retriever, is eyeballing me in exasperation as I type this report. She’s perched on a nearby cushion, head thrown over the back of the couch, moaning and barking in the direction of the woods outside as if to say “Dad, it’s a nice day out there. Please get off the stupid computer and lets go outside and fish.”

Jenny Mustard has proven herself to be a dependable fishing companion over the past year since she made the journey over the Rocky Mountains, across the Salish Sea and down the emerald river valleys to Tofino. She’s mastered the art of saltwater fishing since she arrived on the coast, and includes trolling, jigging, and hauling traps for crabs and prawns in her repertoire. She will chastise me with her growling and barking if the action is slow, and closely inspect all manner of species to ensure their quality and quantity when we indeed manage a catch. Her watchful eye comes in handy when sea lions and whales are about, though thankfully she has firmly given up jumping overboard in pursuit of them - particularly when the boat is running at full speed...

Guardians of the Coast: An evening with Chris Darimont

Guardians of the Coast: An evening with Chris Darimont

Join us for a memorable evening rich with stories, science, and stunning images. This passionate talk will celebrate all who safeguard our precious coast. Chris Darimont will guide us into the Great Bear Rainforest - where cedar trees date to the Middle Ages, black bears can be white, and wolves are considered marine mammals. Be inspired by powerful alliances of people, led by Indigenous communities, who have stood tall against habitat destruction, Big Oil, and trophy hunting in the GBR. Lessons learned there could help us tackle new threats now facing other areas of our priceless coast.