Cetacean station

“The Gray whale migration from Baja California, Mexico begins to arrive along the West Coast of Vancouver Island in early February and continues through late April. From April through November, we have over 200 ‘Resident’ Gray whales that stay feeding in our waters. Humpback whales are seen throughout our season, with the heaviest sightings in February and June through September. We also see Orcas (Killer whales) … throughout the year.” – Jamie’s

“They dive, spout, breach, spyhop and lobtail! These are all typical whale maneuvers you may expect to see off British Columbia’s West Coast … This rich and nutrient filled ocean is filled with a variety of marine wildlife including many different species of whales as well as harbour seals and sealions, sea otters, porpoises and a myriad of birdlife including puffins, blue herons and bald eagles.” -Ocean Outfitters

“We’re getting a lot more visitations from orcas we don’t usually see … Some are what they call ‘Alaskan transients.’ It’s been really quiet for humpbacks … there are a huge number of anchovies off northern California.”