Mossy Forest

How to Travel More Sustainably in 2024: Exploring Responsibly Around the Globe

By Maddie Lemke Sustainable travel is not just a trend but a responsibility we hold as global citizens. It involves making smart choices at every step of our journey, from booking transport and accommodation to supporting local businesses and minimizing our environmental footprint.  Whether you’re a seasoned eco-traveler or just getting started on your sustainable travel journey, these practical tips will help you explore the… Read more »

breaching humpback whale

How Ethical is Whale Watching? A Guide to Finding a Responsible Tour Operator

Words by Maddie Lemke Whale watching has gained popularity as a captivating recreational activity, allowing people to observe these majestic marine mammals in their natural environment. Observing wildlife can have many positive impacts, but if not done responsibly, it may do more harm than good.  In this blogpost we want to give an overview of positive and negative impacts of whale watching and help you… Read more »

Humpback Whale Tail coming out of the water

Whales and Climate Change

Whales are not only magical creatures, but also play a vital role in the health of our planet. As we struggle with the effects of climate change, it is crucial to understand the significant contributions whales make in mitigating its impact. One such fascinating phenomenon is the “whale pump”, a process that showcases how (baleen) whales help sequester carbon dioxide and maintain a healthy ecosystem…. Read more »

Large pod of Orca swimming in calm water

World Ocean Day

How We Can Save Our Oceans Oceans cover 71 % of the planet and are home to important species and ecosystems that we rely on for food, livelihoods, climate regulation and more. But our oceans are facing a lot of challenges these days, with a lot of species and ecosystems being at risk. Most of those challenges are impacted by human actions including overfishing, plastic… Read more »

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Sustainability Goals Update

Setting goals around our sustainability is an important part of our business, and how we ensure we are continuing to do better! We set the following goals for ourself at the start of 2021, and have made some significant strides towards reaching them. 1)    To eliminate single use plastics by 2022 We are very proud to say that we have accomplished this goal! Back… Read more »

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Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers

    It’s not uncommon to have somebody in your life that is impossible to shop for.  What do you get someone that already has everything?  Look no further: we’ve put together a list to make your life easier! Check out these unique and environmentally friendly ideas!   Gift a piece of Old Growth Forest Who doesn’t want to own a piece of land? Donate… Read more »

Covered Whale Watching Vessel with guests on board

Introducing Our New Boat!

  Have you heard our great news? We have a new covered boat!     Check out our 12-passenger Eagle Craft with an outdoor seating area!  It was originally built in 1994 by Daigle Marine as a tour boat for a wealthy private island owner near Victoria. After that, the vessel lived most of its life moving crews in and out of logging camps along… Read more »

Group of sealions lounging on the rocks

10 Facts about Steller Sea Lions

  We have the pleasure of seeing a number of different marine mammals on our tours.  While we live in an area that has an abundance of Humpback Whale and Transient Orca sightings, we also get to see a vast number of sea lions and seals!  One specific species that we encounter often are Steller Sea Lions.   1. Steller sea lions are golden brown… Read more »

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Small Changes That Will Help Save the Planet

  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead   Trying to make a difference is a daunting task. It may seem like nothing you can do would matter.  However, implementing small changes actually helps things in the long run!  It takes thousands of small changes for… Read more »

Dalls Porpoise splashing through the water

Types of Porpoise

  Porpoise are small-toothed whales that are closely related to dolphins.  They can be differentiated by their teeth, which are spade-shaped opposed to cone-shaped, their dorsal fins, which are triangular, and their beaks, which are less elongated.  While there are said to be 32 different dolphin species in the world, there are only 6 different types of porpoises!  In the Campbell River area, we are… Read more »