BC Whale Watching / British Columbia

Whale Sightings Vancouver Island

BC Whale Watching in Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Island is a large island off the southwest coast of BC. Telegraph Cove is on northeastern Vancouver Island. This is a BC whale watching Mecca for Orca whale watching tours. The clean, cold waters between the coast of BC and Vancouver Island provide the best natural habitat in the world in which to see the incredible Orcas (Killer Whales) in the wild!

The Pacific Ocean between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia is home to a sizeable number of resident Orca (Killer Whales). Stubbs Island BC whale watching tours run daily from July through October. The protected waters provide an ideal location for our BC whale watching tours to view and listen to orcas as well as other marine mammals and birds as they feed, socialize and raise their young.

Two male orcas slice through the chilly waters of Johnstone Strait.Every BC Whale Watching Trip is Different
Every Stubbs Island BC whale watching trip into this natural marine environment offers BC whale watching participants a different experience. While orca is the primary viewing experience we regularly see humpback whales, Dall's porpoises and Pacific white-sided dolphins, harbour seals, Stellar sea lions and occasionally California sea lions as well as lots of sea birds and bald eagles.

Stubbs Island BC Whale Watching Tours boats are equipped with underwater microphones (hydrophones), allowing our BC whale watching tours to listen in on the vocalizations and echolocation that allow orcas and dolphins to communicate and locate food.

Every Stubbs Island BC Whale Watching Tour includes a very knowledgeable captain and naturalist to answer your questions about the Orcas and other whales and mammals we see. On each of our BC whale watching tours we provide a short presentation after you board the boat about the birds and wildlife you may encounter.