Please email details of your event to:
Board (at) WorldOceansDay.ca or DebA at Telus.net
and we will post your event for others in your area to see and for others across the country who are seeking ideas. 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 www.Knowledge.ca
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.
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!
SchoolsStudents are earning the Ocean Hero Certificate. Thank you to teachers, parents and students!
Cities and Towns
Below you will find events in:
Bella Bella, British Columbia
June 8, 2018 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, 2017
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
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.
Esquimalt, British Columbia
Saturday June 2, 2018 11am 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. 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: email@example.com
Gabriola Island, British Columbia
Descanso Bay Regional Park, Gabriola Island, BC
Date: Sunday June 3, 2018, 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.
Kelowna, British Columbia
Lake Okanagan Downtown Shoreline Cleanup Meet at the Sails Date TBA Gloves and bags provided by Regional Gov't, wear suitable footwear
Wood Lake Shoreline Cleanup (north of Lake Country) Meet at the south end of Pelmewash Parkway (old hwy) Date; TBA. Gloves and bags provided by Regional Gov't, Please wear solid footwear to climb up/down the small embankments.
Sutherland Park, Lake Okanagan Shoreline Cleanup Tues May 30, 2017 at 5:30pm, wear gloves. Sponsored by The Body Shop of Orchard Park shopping centre.
Stuart Park Shoreline Cleanup Sunday June 10, 2018 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 10, 2018 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.
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
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 10, 2018 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanup.
Penticton, British Columbia
Okanagan LakeShoreline Cleanup , Southern Tip June 10, 2018 Thank you to CIBC employees for doing this shoreline cleanupPort Hardy
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
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 http://www.prspecialevents.com/seafest.html