Unique Outdoor Activities to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

  Hiking is a great way to explore your surroundings, but what if you’re looking to do something different? There’s a lot of breathtaking and lush wildlife all around us, and the best way to discover it is to go out on an adventure. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of sights for you to explore — whether you prefer the energy of the ocean, or the… Read more »

The Importance of Salmon

  Salmon are one of the most iconic species of British Columbia for so many different reasons. Ultimately, they feed our animals, our people, and our forests.  There are seven species of salmon in the Pacific: Chinook (or Spring), Coho, Sockeye, Chum, Pink, Cutthroat Trout, and Steelhead Trout. Salmon are born from eggs in a river and as they mature, they head to the ocean…. Read more »

10 Facts about Humpback Whales

  Humpback whales are baleen whales that have been making a strong comeback to our area since 2004. These gentle giants are frequently sighted on our tours, but many people don’t know anything about them!   1. Humpback whale’s pectoral fins are the longest appendages in the entire animal kingdom at up to 16 feet (1/3 length of their entire bodies).   2. Female humpback whales… Read more »

10 Facts about Killer Whales

  Orcas are well-known for being exceptional predators and are often featured in mainstream media.  While these “ocean pandas” are truly remarkable mammals, there are a lot of misconceptions and unknown facts about them! 1. Despite being known as “killer whales”, Orca are the biggest members of the dolphin family. 2. We see 3 main ecotypes of Orca that differ in diet, appearance, and vocalizations:… Read more »

Favourite Summer Activities on Vancouver Island

  Vancouver Island might be small, but it’s packed full of endless and amazing summer activities. Working in tourism, we can’t count how many times a day we get asked what the best thing to do on the island is. It can be very overwhelming trying to plan the perfect vacation and deciding which activities are the most worth while – especially when you are… Read more »

How to Tell Grizzly Bears and Black Bears Apart

  In North America, many people find it difficult to tell the difference between grizzly bears and black bears.  While you may think that their colouring is an obvious difference, it can often be very misleading – especially when you’re face-to-face with a bear!  So what are the telltale signs that differentiate these two animals?   Hump Grizzlies notably have a bigger shoulder hump between… Read more »

12 Facts About Harbor Seals

   Harbor seals are so common in our area that they’re often overlooked by locals.  It isn’t until we hear and see visitors get excited about these mammals that we really stop and think about how amazing they are.  Here are some facts about these creatures that you may not know: 1. Their hearing is 14x better while underwater than a human’s 2. What can… Read more »

Sustainable Travel Tips

  More often than not, we seem to think that being “eco-friendly” or “going green” is more difficult than the reality. Many companies, including ourselves, have been dedicating themselves to sustainable travel, which has become more and more appealing to tourists around the globe. In fact, eco-friendly tourism has been gaining more traction over the last few years than ever before. By checking into the… Read more »

52 Different Humpbacks

  Every year, we are noticing more and more Humpback whales in the Campbell River area.  In the 2018 season, Sarah Hauser, one of our extraordinary guides, was able to document and ID 52 different Humpbacks with the help of Jackie Hildering and MERS.  You may be wondering how we are able to identify Humpback whales. If you take a close look at the photos, you can see… Read more »

Stephen Gabrysh and Tyler Bruce next to one of our Zodiac vessels

We’re Officially Carbon Neutral!!

CAMPBELL RIVER – Whale Watching companies provide a unique opportunity to bring the public to the wonders of the marine environment. Yet, we feel that it is our responsibility to acknowledge and mitigate the impact that our vessels have. In 2018, we spent a grand combined total of over 3850 hours on the water. We have always been aware of and concerned about our fuel… Read more »

An Influx Of Humpbacks

In the Summer alone, we can expect to see 10 to 20 Humpbacks feeding between Powell River and Kelsey Bay each day.