From killer whales to humpbacks, there are numerous opportunities for excellent whale watching on both the Atlantic and Pacific Coast.
In Johnstone Strait (British Columbia), pods of killer whales follow migrating salmon to their spawning grounds. For more than 30 years, starting in mid-summer, Maureen, Dave and the crew of Seasmoke Whale Watching have been following orcas, porpoises, whales, seals and eagles in one of the most impressive landscapes Western Canada has to offer.
In Alaska multiple locations offer combined whale watching, wildlife and/or glacier excursions. Our favourite destinations are Valdez, Seward and Homer.
Eastern Canada presents its own great diversity in marine wildlife in the St Lawrence (Quebec – fin whales and belugas), the Bay of Fundy (Nova Scotia – fin whales, pilot whales and humpbacks) and Newfoundland (fin whales, humpbacks and orcas). Die-hard explorers venture north to Churchill to seek out belugas and their calves in the river estuaries.
From $Can 120 pp (multiple locations)