Canadian Whale Watching

What You'll See


native whales:
  • Gray Whales
  • Orca Whales
  • Minke Whales
  • Transient Orca Whales
other marine life:
  • Dall's Porpoise
  • Harbor Seals
  • Stellar Sea Lions
  • California Sea Lions
  • Geoducks
  • Salmon
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Sunflower Sea Stars
  • Scallops
  • Barnacles

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

Vancouver & Victoria, BC Whale Watching

Address: 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle, WA 98121-1199

Phone: (800) 888-2535


why you should book: Make whale watching a part of your Vancouver or Victoria, BC vacation! We offer customizable getaways including orca whale watching from both Vancouver and Victoria. Book today!

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