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Tsunami Debris?


Every year, marine debris from a number of sources washes up on coastlines around the world. Along with impacting tens of thousands of lives, the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011 also washed debris into the Pacific Ocean. While much of it quickly sank, over the next few years some debris . . . → Read More: Tsunami Debris?

Defend Our Coast

People are coming together like never before to tell our provincial and federal governments that BC’s coast must be protected from tar sands pipelines and tankers.

First Nations leaders have formed an “unbroken wall of opposition”* to the Enbridge pipeline and tanker plan. Over 100 First Nations have signed the Save the Fraser Declaration . . . → Read More: Defend Our Coast

Grey Whale incidents

Shirley Antonelli shares the video of a grey whale almost capsizing her boat on a fishing trip on Thursday in the Broken Group Islands.

The same juvenile gray whale is believed to be behind several recent incidents of close contact with humans, a Department of Fisheries and Oceans official said Monday.

On Wednesday, . . . → Read More: Grey Whale incidents

Overwaitea tops Greenpeace with Salmon sales

Overwaitea Food Group’s decision to stop selling open net-pen farmed salmon at its stores helped earn it the No. 1 spot on Greenpeace’s annual list of sustainable seafood supermarkets in Canada.

The list, which ranks the eight largest supermarkets in the country in areas such as whether they purchase sustainably caught seafood or whether . . . → Read More: Overwaitea tops Greenpeace with Salmon sales

Learning Experiences

LEarning experiences

Get the most out of your visit — discover the natural and cultural heritage of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve through participating in our Interpretive Program in the Long Beach Unit!

There are a variety of learning activities for visitors of all ages:

Public Summer Programs

From late June to early September, park . . . → Read More: Learning Experiences

Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby

Kevin Barabash of Port Alberni took top spot-and $1,000 in prize money-in the Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby for May with his 26 lb 1 oz (11.8 kilogram) fish.

Cliff McCool took second ($250 in prize money) for his 22 lb 5 oz (10.1 kilogram) fish and Dana Porter wins $100 for a 20 lb . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby

Ucluelet's new aquarium officially open

West Coast residents and visitors packed into Ucluelet’s new aquarium to experience the official launch of the new facility.

“I am proud that we have invested in this tremendous facility and am excited to see the benefits it will bring to our region,” says Nanaimo-Alberni MP Dr. James Lunney during one of several speeches . . . → Read More: Ucluelet’s new aquarium officially open

New Ucluelet Aquarium Opening Soon

The New Ucluelet Aquarium will be Opening soon, perhaps as early as June 1st! The new structure redefines Ucluelet’s community centre with sophistication and style.

Visitors to the new Ucluelet Aquarium can expect more of the old facility offered, an up close and personal encounter with a diversity of local marine life. They provide . . . → Read More: New Ucluelet Aquarium Opening Soon

AVICC sets course for Ucluelet

Political discourse will run rampant through the streets of Ucluelet during the weekend of April 13 as the mayors and councils of 51 municipalities and regional districts arrive in the community.

The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) has chosen Ucluelet as the destination for its 63 rd annual general meeting and . . . → Read More: AVICC sets course for Ucluelet

Ucluelet Aquarium development flowing smoothly

The development of Ucluelet’s new aquarium facility remains on schedule to open its doors in May.

When Phillip Bruecker founded the Ucluelet aquarium in 2004 he did so with the intent that biologists would be at the forefront of an interactive and engaging educational experience.

The new aquarium will operate under the same principles . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Aquarium development flowing smoothly