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Can you whale watch in Victoria BC?

Yes, you can whale watch in Victoria, BC. Victoria is the most popular city in the world from which to watch whales. You can see Biggs Orca (also known as Killer Whales). There has also been a ‘Humpback Comeback’ over the last 20 years of these playful giants migrating to our water to feed. Plus Gray and Minke whales can be seen.

Can you see orcas from Victoria BC?

Yes, you can see orcas from Victoria, BC. Victoria is known worldwide as a hotspot to see Orca (killer whales) all year round. Two different ecotypes inhabit our waters: Resident (salmon hunting) and Biggs (mammal hunting) killers whales. These whales travel up to 100 miles in every 24 hour period and may be moving in or out our range at any given time.

Is whale watching better in Vancouver or Victoria?

Whale watching is a more popular from Victoria. A combination of factors increase the success rate when departing from Victoria.  There are more operators based in Victoria. This greatly helps when searching for whales as all companies who are PWWA (Pacific Whale Watching Association) work together!

When can you see whales in Canada?

April to October are the best months to see whales in Canada.  There are more than 33 different species of whales (cetaceans) that inhabit Canada waters from the east to the west coast. 

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