World Oceans Day is June 8

 British Columbia

Please visit Adopt A Shorline

to list your Group as shoreline cleanup and education heroes.  

Together We Can Make A Difference.

British Columbians host many events across the province. Some events are organized by David Suzuki Foundation, Libraries, Businesses, Community Groups, Churches, Non Profit Groups, Museums, Governments or Schools. Teachers and Students are busy as students work towards earning an Ocean Hero Certificate (info under In Action tab). Please check with your local school and church for local information. Teachers are linked to Teaching World Oceans Day page on LinkedIn. Below are events listed alphabetically by city or town.

Please Note: we do not promote events held at zoos or aquariums where healthy animals are held captive for financial gain, nor do we accept donations from these businesses. We do promote events held by rescue and release centers.

Museums, Science & Marine Centres Please check with your local museum and science & marine Centre for events scheduled. We will post information as we receive it.

Knowledge Network TV 

has excellent documentaries, please check your TV schedule or their website

Subaquatic Society of Canada

The Subaquatic Society of Canada (SSC), an association of divers, conduct shoreline clean ups coast to coast. Please check with your national and local chapter for details. Thank you to all SSC member for their dedication to preserving waterways!

Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Each year Fisheries & Oceans Canada hosts events across Canada. As the events for this year come available we will post them.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) 

Hosts World Oceans Day events.


Please check your local Library and check back here for details of events planned for this year, as libraries in Canada have hosted events in the previous years and have communicated they are planning events for this year to celebrate World Oceans Day. We will post events as specific information comes to us. Thank you to all Libraries!


Students are earning the Ocean Hero Certificate. Thank you to teachers, parents and students!


Bella Bella, British Columbia

June 7, 2019 12 noon.  88 Waglisla Street, Central Coast. The Bella Bella Community School invites you to join us in celebrating World's Ocean Day 2018 in beautiful Bella Bella, BC.  There will be scheduled stations for classes to participate in to learn about our ocean in the morning until lunch time.  Join us for a free lunch and free station exploration in the afternoon. The event will take place below the hospital on the beach and breakwater and the government wharf!  See you there. Crafts, beach scavenger hunt, fish cleaning, BBQ, face painting, kayak rides, traditional canoe rides, jigging, and much more....

Bowser, British Columbia

Despite the huge challenges facing the world’s ocean, by working together we can support a healthy ocean that is able to sustainably provide for the billions of humans, plants, and animals that depend on it every day. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family and friends and join us at Deep Bay Marine Field Station for a fun and educational community event!

Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. We hope you will be a part of this growing global celebration!

Date: June 8th

Time: All-ages activities happening between 11:00am-3:00pm

Location: Deep Bay Marine Field Station (270 Chrome Point Road, Bowser, BC) Cost: $12/Adult and $7/Student (Children 5 free)

◾Beach Clean-Up   ◾Drop-In Guided Tours at 12:30pm and 2:00pm

◾Colouring Contest ◾Ocean-related Art Displays from Beachcombers Academy

◾Gyotaku Fish Printing  Email:    Website:

Denman Island, British Columbia

The Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS) is hosting 3 events at Denman Island Community Hall (Front Hall) June 8 10am    June 8 at 1pm and 7pm Oceans of Wisdom Art and Performances by local artists.

ADIMS picks up many tons of plastics every year, discarded by the local fish farms who refuse to even come and get the pails.

Coquitlam, British Columbia

June 8, 2018 British Columbia Boys Choir, Voices of the Salish Sea,  a performance to promote awareness, a sense of advocacy, stewardship, and support for the unique Ecosystem that is our Salish Sea . Tiller’s Folly, The Wilds, the British Columbia Boys Choir and special guest Ta’Kaiya Blaney team up to present Voices for the Salish Sea, a presentation combining musical performances, media and more. Our goal is to entertain, engage and educate by presenting an affordable, family-friendly live music concert. June 8, 2018 7:30pm at Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam BC.

Cowichan Bay, British Columbia

Saturday June 8, 2019

Low Tide Day in Cowichan Bay.  We have held this event annually since 1999 and this year it is on World Oceans Day.  Here's the program for this year:

11:30  Volunteers clean the beaches, shoreline, and roads around Cowichan Bay and the Cowichan Estuary

1:00  Lunch and Music at Kil-Pah-Las Beach

2:00  Beach Seine and Quadrat study to meet the living things in the water and under the beach

Other activities are being planned.

Esquimalt, British Columbia

Saturday June 8, 2019  10am to 3pm Esquimalt Gorge Park at 1070 Tillicum Rd.In celebration of this international day, World Fisheries Trust and the Township of Esquimalt are hosting a World Oceans Day event with interpretive walks, guided Songhees canoe tours of the Gorge, a performance by the Lekwungen dancers, sea creature touch tanks, crafts, games, live music and food! Many other local organizations that share an interest in our ocean will be joining the celebration with informative displays and ocean-related activities for all ages. Nature walks of the park, face painting and other family friendly activities will be had, as well as a silent auction with proceeds going to World Fisheries Trust to fund ocean education in local schools.  Why: Ensuring a healthy ocean involves raising awareness of how we can change our daily activities to improve our marine waters. The activities and programs provided during our celebration will highlight the importance of water stewardship and the effects our daily activities have on Gorge waterway ecosystems and organisms, including Coho salmon, Pacific herring, cutthroat trout, and the Olympia oyster.  Organizer: World Fisheries Trust  Email:

Gabriola Island, British Columbia

Location: Descanso Bay Regional Park, Gabriola Island, BC
Date: Sunday June 9, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Description: Event hosted by Regional District of Nanaimo and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. DFO staff will be hosting interactive ocean touch tanks, a display on “determining the age of fish” and a display about marine mammals and leatherback turtles. Strawberry Isle Marine Research will bring BUILD-A-WHALE, an interactive killer whale skeleton that participants will build bone by bone. Over a dozen community groups will be sharing information about the marine conservation and education work they do. This is a community effort that is full of fun and learning for the whole family! Bring a picnic lunch.

Gibsons, British Columbia

Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, in partnership with Gibsons Public Market, is excited to bring you the Inaugural World Oceans Day Festival // Community Art Event!


7 - 9 at Gibsons Public Market.

June 7: ALL DAY: Rockfish Art Auction begins 6 PM: Guest Speaker Presentation. Dr. Lance Barrett- Lennard from the BC Cetacean Sightings Network will be presenting his interesting work on killer whales and how photographs can be used to monitor their health. This event will be held in the Coastal Room and is open to the public by donation. Best suited for an adult audience.


8: ALL DAY: Rockfish Art Auction Unveiling Glass Sponge Reef

Interactive Display. The NSMEC in partnership with Fisheries and

Oceans Canada (DFO) are pleased to unveil the final component of the

glass sponge reef display!

June 9: ALL DAY: Free admission to NSMEC sponsored by Touchstone 3 PM: Rockfish Art Auction closes.

Kelowna, British Columbia

Lake Okanagan Downtown at the Sails Shoreline Cleanup  Date Sat June 8 at 10:00am to noon. Sponsored by World Oceans Day Canada. Gloves and bags provided by Civitan Club for Youth Programs. Meet Debbie at the Sails in front of Kelowna Downtown Marina. Each Volunteer will receive an OCEAN HERO Certificate. 

Lake Okanagan Downtown Shoreline Cleanup  Date TBA Sponsored by Summit Yoga BC. Free Yoga class for all volunteers after. 

Lake Okanagan Paddle Boarders, Canoeists, Kayakers, Small Boat Owners, Property Owners are invited to clean plastics from the lake. Business man, Aaron Nasipayko invites all to follow his lead. Together we can make a difference.

Wood Lake Shoreline Cleanup (north of Lake Country) Meet Debbie at the south end of Pelmewash Parkway (old hwy) June 9, 2019 10am to noon..  Sponsored by World Oceans Day Canada. Gloves and bags provided by Civitan Club for Youth Programs, Please wear solid footwear.Each Volunteer will receive an OCEAN HERO Certificate.

Sutherland Park, Lake Okanagan Shoreline Cleanup  Sat June 8 at 10:30am, wear gloves. Meet Leslie at the corner of Cambridge Ave and Ellis St.

Stuart Park Shoreline Cleanup Sunday June 9, 2019 at 10am. Sponsored by CIBC bank which will provide work gloves and bags. Look for the CIBC tent.

UBC Okanagan Library will have a World Oceans Day display

Kamloops, British Columbia

Riverside Park, Thompson River Shoreline Cleanup    June 9, 2019  Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.

Mayne Island, British Columbia

June 7, 2019 7pm. Mayne Island Conservancy will host guest speakers at the Agriculture Hall.

June 8, 2019 2pm - 4pm Join us at St. John Point Park to explore the shoreline and intertidal creatures of Kadonaga Bay at low tide. We will have experts on hand to tell us about the creatures we are seeing.

Mission, British Columbia

June 9, 2018 10am to 1pm at Stave Lake, 32555 London Ave. Come celebrate Mission's beautiful back country with the Four Wheel Drive Association of BC and Mission Environmental Stewardship Society!

4WDABC members and volunteers will meet at the Stave Lake West parking lot. Join them to help out in the back country! MESS is hosting an info booth and satellite clean-up of London Ave and Harbour Ave. All equipment is provided at both locations!

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Nanaimo World Oceans Day Event
Location: downtown Nanaimo harbourfront (Swy-a-Lana Park to the Boat Basin) as well as on Saysutshun (Newcastle Island).
Date: June 8, 2019, Shoreline Cleanup 9:30 – 11 am; All other Activities 11 am to 3 pm
Description: Hosted by DFO, Snuneymuxw First Nation, City of Nanaimo and Nanaimo Port Authority. This year’s celebration will occur throughout the downtown harbourfront (Swy-a-Lana Park to the Boat Basin) as well as on Saysutshun (Newcastle Island). Family fun and learning related to the ocean will include marine touch tanks, an interactive killer whale skeleton (Build-A-Whale), traditional local Indigenous fishing and cedar weaving demos, Snuneymuxw storytelling, interactive SCUBA divers (with live diver to shore camera), a catch and release beach seine, marine science and conservation information and displays, a beach cleanup AND MORE! Families are invited to spend the day celebrating and learning about the ocean!

June 7 to 11, 2018 British Columbia Boys Choir, Voices of the Salish Sea,  a performance to promote awareness, a sense of advocacy, stewardship, and support for the unique Ecosystem that is our Salish Sea . 

Tiller’s Folly, The Wilds, the British Columbia Boys Choir and special guest Ta’Kaiya Blaney team up to present Voices for the Salish Sea, a presentation combining musical performances, media and more. Our goal is to entertain, engage and educate by presenting an affordable, family-friendly live music concert. June 7, 2018 7pm at Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham WA and June 8, 2018 7:30pm at Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam BC. June 11, 2018 7pm Port Theatre, Nanaimo BC

Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo, BC   Friday June 8, 2018, 2pm to 4 pm
Description: Event hosted by City of Nanaimo and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). DFO staff will be hosting an interactive marine touch tank and displays on deep sea marine conservation, marine mammals and leatherback turtles, as well as how and why we age fish. Participants will get a chance to build a killer whale skeleton bone by bone with the interactive BUILD-A-WHALE program. This incredible day will have local students and the public diving deep into learning about the ocean and marine conservation!

Nelson, British Columbia

Location TBA  Shoreline Cleanup     June 9, 2019  Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.

Okanagan Lake

Lake Okanagan Paddle Boarders, Canoeists, Kayakers, Small Boat Owners, Property Owners are invited to clean plastics from the lake. Business man, Aaron Nasipayko invites all to follow his lead. Together we can make a difference.

Penticton, British Columbia

Okanagan LakeShoreline Cleanup    , Southern Tip  June 9, 2019 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup

Port Hardy, British Columbia  June 8, 2018 10am to 2pm   Carrot Park, 7250 Market St. Sponsored

by the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Education,

Touch Tank, Colouring Contests, Beach Cleanup, Booths. Perfect for all


Prince George, British Columbia

Fri June 1 to Sunday June 3, 2018 at the Pine Centre Mall and co-hosted Spruce City Wildlife Association and the Mall. Participants are invited to help “Build an Orca Whale” and will be exposed to Ocean habitats and interactive presentations. This is presented by the Strawberry Island Marine Research Society (SIMRS) from Clayoquot Sound. SCWA will also have live chinook salmon fry from their hatchery and a salt water touch tank so folks can learn about what Volunteer Stewardship groups do for the ocean and its environment/creatures and explore marine life with an interactive ocean touch tank, and more!

Prince Rupert, British Columbia

June 8, June 9 and June 10, 2018 Description: Activities are part of the Annual Prince Rupert Seafest. The highlight of this year’s celebrations is a Dunk Tank, where attendees have the opportunity to dunk their boss! Participants can also enjoy cake while looking at some local marine critters, or while browsing various information booths. Seasfest is sponsored by the City of Prince Rupert, local businesses and Dept of Fisheries and Oceans. Full info on

Richmond, British Columbia

Warrior Women of the Sea Conferences™ are about bringing these amazing, strong, creative women together, digging deeper into themselves, learning from others and creating community! A community of women who have had enough of the status quo and are ready to change the world, all while laughing, dancing, celebrating and creating! 


4, 2017  11am to 3pm:  FREE Outdoor Event - 20 Outdoor Exhibits of

Science, Culture and Environmental Groups, Artists, Face Painting,

Entertainment, Photos with Ollie and Presenters to Celebrate the Salish

Sea, Crafts, Beach Tours & Beach Cleanup. 

Location: Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, Beacon Park 9811 Seaport Place, Sidney BC right on the ocean. Admission to the centre is half price. 

Sechelt, British Columbia  

June 9, 2018 12noon to 4pm at Friendship Park. Sunshine Coast Conservation Association invites you to enjoy an afternoon of FREE family fun featuring ocean-themed activities and games on the downtown Sechelt waterfront. Pick up your Oceans Day Passport at our info booth, and gain stamps at each ocean stewardship activity for your chance to win prizes!  Fantastic activities for all ages.

Sidney, British Columbia  

June 2, 2019  11am FREE family friendly event about all things Salish Sea. Join us outside in Beacon Park on the Sidney oceanfront! Educational exhibits, entertainment & more! 

Skidegate, British Columbia

Tang.Gwaan Siiwaay Sii.ngaay Oceans Day

June 09, 2018 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. Haida Heritage Centre

#2 Beach Rd

The Council of the Haida Nation and Gwaii Haanas are seeking

ocean-themed submissions in the forms of photographs, poetry, and short

stories. Submissions will be entered into one of two draws – youth (13

and under) and adult (14+) – and showcased at a special event on

Thursday, June 8th at the Haida Heritage Centre.

Surrey, British Columbia

Earth Day to World Oceans Day the city of Surrey hosts

environmental events filled with learning and fun. Please check the

whole schedule for weekend and weekday events. 

Tofino, British Columbia

Beach Cleanup Sat June 9, 2018 11am to 1pm

#WorldOceansDay   Organized by: Surfrider Pacific Rim

Vancouver, British Columbia   

SurfRider Vancouver Shoreline Cleanups and Educational Events, details on

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM PDT at Plaza of Nations, 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC

EDUCATION FAIR 10:30am – 2:00pm
PANEL 11:30am – 12:30pm
SHORELINE CLEANUP 10:30pm – 2:00pm (with an official clean-up starting at 12:30pm)

No matter where you live, you are connected to the ocean. We encourage you to think about what the ocean means to you and what it will mean to future generations. Join us in honor of World Oceans Day to not only celebrate our oceans but to learn about how we can better ourselves as a community. Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean!

  • Sunday August 18, 2018 11am-1pm Jericho Beach Pier, 1300 Discovery St

    Sat Sept 15, 2018 11am-1pm  Kitsilano Beach (by the boathouse)

    Sat Dec 15, 2018 11am-1pm English Bay Beach, meet at Seawall in front of Cactus Club at 1790 Beach Ave.

    Pacific Centre Shopping Centre Free

    Friday June 2, 2017  12 noon to 1:30pm

    Awareness Campaign

    by West Vancouver Secondary Students

    Art Display, Posters, Flyers, World Oceans Day Bookmarks. Stop by to admire and learn.

    Pacific Centre Shopping Centre, in the rotunda by Michael Kors

    701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

    This Student Awareness Event has been supported by Partners: Me to We Org and Cadillac Fairview Malls

    English Bay Beach Shoreline Cleanup
    Friday June 8, 2018  3:00pm to 5:30pm hosted by Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-BC). Meet in front of the change rooms east of the Cactus Club to remove litter from our shoreline to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them.

    Gloves, buckets, and pickers will be provided thanks to the City of Vancouver's Keep Vancouver Spectacular program. Participants are asked to bring their own reusable water bottle, a hat/ sunscreen, and enthusiasm to clean-up our coast!

    Want to get involved but have questions? Connect with Alana at or 604-685-7445 x34

    A Plastic Ocean  FREE acclaimed documentary film  June 8 at Patagonia store at 1994 W 4th Ave, Vancouver. Time: 3:00- 7:30 pm: Zero Waste Market Mini Pop-Up Shop     7:00 pm: Doors open 7:30 pm: Movie starts   9:00 pm: Q & A  Thank you to Patagonia Vancouver ! Scientists around the world have said this is the most important film of our time.

    Sunset Beach Vancouver Aquatic Centre Shoreline Cleanup

    Sun July 29, 2018  10:30am  Meet Brad at Food Kiosk, wear leather padded gloves for protection. 

    Burrard Inlet Cleanup at Portside Park

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 12:00, Meet

    at Crab Park, Sponsored by Parsable & Relic Entertainment wear leather padded gloves for protection. Estera is the organizer.

    Burrard Street Marine Life Viewing Tank & Presentations

    Location: Dept of Fisheries & Oceans, 401 Burrard Street, ground floor lobby

    Date: June 7, 2019, 11 am to 2:00 pm

    Description: DFO staff will be hosting a marine life viewing tank, and will be hosting two special presentations relating to this year’s conservation focus of plastic pollution and marine litter. The first presentation, Microplastics in the Ocean: Science in Support of Solutions , will be given by Dr. Peter Ross (Director of Ocean Pollution Research Program, Vancouver Aquarium). The second presentation will be on marine litter and strategies for minimizing shoreline debris, and will be given by Rachel Schoeler (Manager of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup). Oceans Program staff will be in the lobby for the duration of the event to answer questions about marine conservation, and to serve cake and coffee to guests!

    False Creek at Science World  Shoreline Cleanup

    Saturday June 9, 2018 10:30 am Meeting location:

     FDU Table near north side of Creekside Park beside Science World. Cleanup Location Description: Cleanup of shoreline around Science World. From Creekside Park to bike route at the foot of Carrall Street. Rocky shoreline, syringes, not suitable for young children. Wear leather padded gloves. Organized by Fairleigh Dickinson University - Vancouver Campus.

    West of Cambie Bridge to Charleson Park Cleanup

    Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00, Meet

     False Creek in front of Mahony & Sons (601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Z1). Gloves and bags provided

    False Creek, Spruce to Granville (south side) Shoreline Cleanup

    Sunday June 3 2018  10:30am  Meet Lilian in parking lot, wear leather padded gloves for protection. Cleanup along the Island Park Walk path, from Spruce Street (Spruce Harbour Marina) to just before Granville Street Bridge. Includes Sutcliffe Park. Organized by The Body Shop.

    Habitat Island Cleanup and Educational Party

    June 10 @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m Social & education at 1pm

    Meet at 161 Columbia Street, Vancouver

    Organized by SurfRider Van

    We will be cleaning the island and along the shoreline from Science World to Cambie St Bridge. Come dressed for the weather and join us as we clean the shoreline, island, park and seawall.

    Our educational party will consist of Fraser Riverkeeper, City of Vancouver, Sea Smart, SPEC, and 4Oceans, who will be discussing environmental topics and climate change. Thank you City of Vancouver for providing our volunteers with food and drinks for this event!

    Safety First:For safety reasons please bring gloves and closed toed shoes. Always use a stick or trash picker to sift through the sand to avoid sharp objects. If you come across any sharp or hazardous object, mark it and tell us, our team can handle the safe removal.

    Stanley Park Shoreline Cleanup  World Oceans Day

    Fri June 8 2018  12 noon. Meet Tanya at the beach (just off the seawall) west of the kids water park.. Includes: this is a stretch of tidal flats from the Girl in a Wetsuit Statue to Lumberman's Arch. Gloves and buckets provided.

    Kitsilano Beach Park Shoreline Cleanup

    June 10, 2018 

    Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.

    Simon Fraser University  FREE  The Octopus's Garden  World Oceans Day speaker event on sea level rise. June 08 @ 7:00 p.m.   Contact  Deborah Harford Tel 604-671-2449  Email  

    Who will be tending your vegetable garden when the ocean rises?  An octopus?  The Planning for Sea Level Rise Series features experts on sea level rise from a wide variety of backgrounds who will address ways we can adapt and build resilience, with a focus on local to global challenges and solutions.

    Imagine the City of Vancouver without the sea wall. Angela Danyluk, Sustainability Specialist with the City of Vancouver, will share emerging ideas as the City begins to plan for a meter of sea level rise by 2100.

    The coast of British Columbia may be significantly affected over the next 50 years by sea level rise, increased storms, and erosion - what are coastal communities doing to ensure they are resilient? John Readshaw is the lead author for the updated provincial government guideline reference documents related to adaptation for sea level rise. He will explore the science and physical challenges to adapting to sea level rise, what to expect, and what some communities are doing in preparation.

    Much of Vancouver is already built to the edge of the foreshore, so how can we adapt? SFU City Program Manager and former senior urban planner with Bing Whom Architects Andy Yan has mapped the effects of sea level rise and more intense storms and will discuss planning approaches and options we might consider.

    Join us on June 8th to celebrate World Oceans Day and explore how we can build resiliency in Vancouver and along the coast of British Columbia.

    Complimentary admission.  RSVP required.  Space is limited.

    Science World

    The Science World dome will be lit up blue for World Oceans Day on June 8, there will be a blog on the website and a Facebook Live tour of Habitat Island at 2pm. 

    Humpback Whales June 7, 2018 11am     

    A Beautiful Planet will play June 4 and 11th.  A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet—and the effects humanity has had on it over time—captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

    OMNIMAX THEATRE: Wonders of the Arctic will play daily during June

    The Inuit and their predecessors adapted and thrived for thousands of years in what is arguably the harshest environment on earth. Today, the Arctic is the focus of intense research. Instead of seeking to conquer the north, scientist pioneers are searching for answers to some troubling questions about the impacts of human activities around the world on this fragile and largely uninhabited frontier. Join in on the ongoing mission to explore the Arctic, and hear the compelling stories of forays into this captivating place. Underlying these tales is the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are impacting the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow.

    Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films  

    Wed June 5, 2019  7pm

    Patagonia 1994 W 4th Ave. Cost $15. The Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films returns. Oceans are a bellwether for the planet’s health, and they need to be healthy for us to have thriving communities and economies.

    Connect with oceans near and far at the 10th Annual Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films, hosted by Georgia Strait Alliance.

    The official film selections will have you experience:

      Raven People Rising
      Pacific Herring: Little Fish - Big Problem
      Return of the Humpbacks 
      Fish First 
      For the Love of Salmon 

      Thank you to our sponsors, Patagonia and Vancity!

      Net proceeds from the festival will continue to assist Georgia Strait Alliance in its mission to protect and restore the marine environment and promote the sustainability of the Georgia Strait, its adjoining water and communities.

    Keep up to date by following updates on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or search using the hashtag #VFOF.

    Through experiences with our oceans, the VFOF aims to educate, motivate and excite audiences.

    Victoria, British Columbia

    VIGIL & WALK FOR WILD & CAPTIVE ORCAS -- plus information, display, Orca Month event preview

    Oak Bay Marina (Turkey Head Walkway)

    Sunday June 3, Noon - 2:00

    Our website is

    Join us in celebrating World Oceans Day and Orca Month

    More Volunteers are needed for events on June 14th and June 17th -- Contact Email orcamonth at or Telephone 778 433 6722

    MARITIME MUSEUM --Fri June 8  10am -5pm  World Oceans Day: Come by the museum to create your own work of art (that will hang in our front window all week), partake in a special scavenger hunt (with prizes!), and tell us what our oceans mean to you! 634 Humboldt St. Victoria BC

    FISHERMAN'S WHARF --Sunday June 9, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 12 Erie St, Victoria,  Come and help us celebrate the oceans, in particular the diversity and abundance of marine life in the Salish Sea! Learn how small changes in our everyday lives can add up to a big difference for the planet.




    Organized By: Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours & Greater Victoria Harbour Authority


    Come and help us celebrate the oceans, in particular, the diversity and abundance of marine life in the Salish Sea off the West coast of Canada! On Sunday, June 10, bring the family to Fisherman's Wharf to learn all about the Salish Sea. Talk to a wide variety of research, education and conservation organizations, learn about your own impact, and find out what you can do get involved, reduce plastic pollution and #KeepOceansBlue. There will be plenty of activities for all ages!. Learn how small changes in our everyday lives can add up to a big difference for the planet. Funds raised support local conservation projects and green initiatives at Fisherman’s Wharf. Fish Eye Project will organize two Live Dives, 12pm and 2pm to look at marine life growing on artificial reefs aka float homes! During a Live Dive, you can see, hear and communicate with a diver in real-time. This is a local event this year, streamed from underwater to surface (not streamed online). Visit Fish Eye Project's website for more details on this initiative soon available in Giant Screen theatres!  Info:

    AND 20 Marine Educational Sessions

    BEACON HILL PARK Shoreline Cleanup--Saturday June 3,10:00 a.m Meet Marcella at the tallest totem pole. Gloves will be provided. Goals: Save Marine Animals -  Meet like minded people - Enjoy nature - Create awareness about the trash left on shorelines. Area: Along Dallas Rd from Douglas St to Cook St. Including Steve Fonyo Beach.

    GORGE WATERWAY Shoreline Cleanup--     June 10, 2018 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup. 

    WILLOWS BEACH IN OAK BAY Shoreline Cleanup--      June 10, 2018 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.

    Victoria Sailing Co-op 2017 World Oceans Day Sail

    At Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay, Victoria BC  on June 4, 2017   Enjoying our beautiful waters with our "fleet" of two boats! Planning to have sustainable meals aboard, plus fishing up any plastic etc. we may see.

    West Vancouver, British Columbia

    A Plastic Ocean at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue West Vancouver, B.C.  June 28, 2017 Time: TBA  Scientists around the world have said this is the most important film of our time.  Buy Tickets Online: