With more coastline than any other country in the world, it makes sense that Canada offers some of the world's best whale watching. Both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts feature viewing opportunities for a long list of species.
Canada’s Pacific Coast
The more protected waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Georgia Strait in British Columbia on Canada's Pacific coast are home to two distinct populations of highly social resident killer whales, most active between May and October. Boats from Victoria and Vancouver, BC, will help you seek not just the killer whales but also minkes, humpbacks, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, and Steller's Sea Lions.
Canada’s Atlantic Coast
From the Atlantic provinces, follow in the footsteps of the region's maritime heritage to venture out into the north Atlantic or the Gulf of St. Lawrence where beluga, minke, humpback, fin, blue and sperm whales await. The rocky shorelines also host a variety of seabirds, including puffins, murres and terns.
Vancouver & Victoria, BC