The arrival of the gray whales off the coasts of Vancouver Island gives the coastal towns an occasion to celebrate. This is not just about the 20.000 whales that migrate north at the end of March. People on the west coast of Canada celebrate the beginning of spring at the Pacific Rim Whale Festival.
An aquarium stands on the waterfront in the fishing village of Ucluelet Canada. Ucluelet British Columbia Canada is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Every spring, the aquarium receives fish and other marine animals for its display cases and water tanks. In winter they are released back into the sea.