Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait are the two most popular whale watching
places in British Columbia. Both regions are close to BC's capital,
the City of Victoria,
on Vancouver Island, and the state of Washington. The orcas
are the main drawing card, but people can also expect to see gray
whales and humpbacks.
Other marine mammals that are often sighted in this area are; Dall's
white-side dolphins, California
sea lions, harbour porpoises, Steller's sea lions and harbour
seals. There are many guided whale watching charters based in Victoria
and area. Book your tour well in advance; join the throngs who come
to see our city of flowers, to enjoy afternoon tea and to go whale
Whale Watching Companies: Tours & Charters
Watching Adventures in British Columbia
coastline of Canada's most western province, is a maze of straits,
sounds, and fjords, hundreds of islands and inlets. Scenery is
unsurpassed, as the blue ocean meets the green forests covering
the mountains, which reach for the sky. Because much of this coast
is uninhabited and accessible only by boat or floatplane . . .
it remains a pristine wilderness. The rich and nutrient filled
waters are home to a great variety of marine wildlife.