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.


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.

Featured Tours

Spend an afternoon learning about whales and sealife with a day trip from Seattle to Victoria, BC for an exhilarating three-hour whale watching tour.

Under the guidance of an expert naturalist, you will cruise through the scenic waters of the Gulf Islands and Strait of Juan De Fuca in search of transient orcas, humpback, minke whales and more! There is no better way to experience the beauty and serenity of the Northwest!