Tragedy – Southern Resident Matriarch J2 Missing and Presumed Dead

January 3, 2017

PRESS RELEASE – A Tragedy with a Silver Lining? And what we can do! J-2 or ‘Granny’ is well known around the world as the 100+ year old matriarch of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. She was the oldest and most influential member of J, K and L pods, now …

Remembering J34, DoubleStuf

December 28, 2016

RIP J34 ‘DoubleStuf’, 1998-2016 J34, DoubleStuf, in October 2016. Photograph by Captain Ian Roberts, SpringTide Whale Watching. Last week, I was sitting in a meeting with a fellow whale researcher when he received some bad news: a dead Killer Whale had been found in northern Georgia Strait. The stranding team …

Mysterious White Whales of the World

December 21, 2016

Never has there been a more famous whale, real or imagined, than Moby Dick, the white sperm whale of literature who tormented an old sea captain. Captain Ahab swore to “chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth” until he caught him. Nowadays, …

Monthly Encounters Report – November 2016

December 9, 2016

Monthly Encounters November 2016 – Whales sighted on every tour! The start of November brought some beautiful weather to Victoria and hopes were high for an amazing month of whale watching!  A large group of Humpback Whales had been travelling through the Strait of Juan De Fuca during the last …

Humpback Whale Communication

December 9, 2016

Local Conversations or Long Distance Calls?  New discoveries are uncovering secrets of Humpback Whale Communication! Humpback whales are one of our favourite cetaceans to see in the waters around the Victoria coastline.  Famous for their haunting underwater mating songs, these magnificent marine mammals are also known for their incredible surface …

Top 10 Things To Do In Victoria This Christmas 2016

November 18, 2016

It’s our favourite time of the year!  In and around Victoria the city sparkles with festive displays, Christmas markets and special events for all to enjoy.  There is so much to do during the holiday season so we’ve chosen our Top 10 Things To Do in Victoria this Christmas for you …

Ghosts of the Salish Sea and Beyond

October 5, 2016

There is an extraordinary amount of history steeped into the waters and land surrounding Victoria, British Columbia that it is little wonder the city is deemed one of the most haunted in the world. In fact, the Salish Sea, right on the doorstep of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, is known as …

Sea Otter Awareness Week 2016

September 23, 2016

Harry Otter, Vancouver Island’s resident sea otter, keeps one eye open while napping. Happy Sea Otter Awareness week! From September 18-24, 2016, the world recognises the very important role that sea otters play in our coastal environment. We have gathered together some interesting information about one of the cutest mammals …

Halloween Events in Victoria

September 20, 2016

Looking for fun and spooky activities to take part in this Halloween? Look no further! We have listed some of the creepiest Halloween Events Victoria has to offer: Image credit: amazingvancouverisland.com Galey Farm Pumpkinfest – Great for the whole family! Pumpkinfest features live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, …

Labour Day Long Weekend Events in Victoria

September 1, 2016

Discover all the events happening this Labour Day Long Weekend in Victoria, BC. As an added bonus, we have also included events happening throughout September. Bites, Brews, Bands on the Barge September 2, 2016 Friday’s Bites Brews Bands on the Barge will have Kraken sweatshirts, heaters and a tent to …

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