What time of year is best for whale watching in Vancouver?

What time of year is best for whale watching in Vancouver?

Three hours in length, April through October are the ideal whale watching months. In this peak season, we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient & resident orcas, humpback, Minke, & gray whales!

Where can I see whales in Vancouver?

Hands down, the best place on that coast to view whales and all kinds of wildlife is the Northern Vancouver Island area, specifically Telegraph Cove, Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago. Here’s why: The area is the summer home of over 280 Northern Resident orcas— also known as ‘killer whales’.

When can you see whales in Vancouver?

When to Go Whale watching season in Vancouver runs from March to October. Since the whales migrate unpredictably through the area following their prey, there is no “best” month or time of day to go during the season.

How much does it cost to go whale watching in Vancouver?


Adults $145
Children (ages 3 – 12) $95
Infants (age 2 and younger) $30
Zodiac – Open Boat (ages 9+) $160
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Is whale watching better in Vancouver or Victoria?

You are right that it will be the same whales. The only con I can see is from Vancouver it’s a longer trip as the whales are usually closer to Victoria. If you aren’t coming to Victoria for anything else then go out of Vancouver. It`s definitely not a waste to come to Victoria.

Why Whale watching is bad?

Whale Watching Can Disrupt Behaviour This type of noise pollution can be bothersome for whales, which can disturb their rest and interrupt feeding habits. They may seek to escape the noise, also causing them to leave their normal habitat.

Are there killer whales in Vancouver?

“Southern Resident killer whales spend much of the winter along the coast in the Pacific Ocean. Some Southern Resident pods have been seen as far south as Monterey, California and as far north as Southeast Alaska. This is far from the first close-range visits Vancouver has had from orcas.

Can you see orcas in Vancouver?

Vancouver Island is one of the best locations worldwide to spot orcas (killer whales). It’s also a great area for humpback whale sightings. The best time for whale watching around Vancouver Island is between April and October. Orcas and humpback whale sightings are almost guaranteed during that period.