March 2011 – The whales are coming! The whales are coming! The annual spring migration of the Grey Whale will have some 22,000 of these beautiful creatures passing by our shores in MarchÂ on their way to Alaska (although many opt out of the migration and hang out here all summer). With that in mind, why not head over to the West Coast to take in some of the festivities of the Pacific Rim Whale Festival - taking place March 19-27, and being the 25th Annual festival, there are even more great events planned this year.
As a travel incentive over spring break (March 19-27, which coincides with the Whale Festival), BC Ferries is offering a mid-week promotion which can be foundÂ at http://www.bcferries.com/bcferries/faces/attachments?id=369137Â Â , so no excuses for not coming to visit the island!
Our popular Storm Watching Package is valid until March 18th, which gives you 3 nights for the price of 2, or 4 nights for the price of 3! If you aren’t able to stay more than 2 nights, then we’ll offer you our 4-night rate of $120 per night instead of the regular $135. Here is a one-minute video about storm watching in Ucluelet, and a recent (March 2nd) 15-second clip of some huge waves at our lighthouse just down the road: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIayvKSwGaA