As one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria has a historical feel with a modern twist. Adorned with colonial architecture, it’s not surprising that the city of Victoria, often labelled the ‘’Garden City’’ for its lush blooms, attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. From Humpbacks to Hornets, Victoria is… Read more »
EDUCATION. CONSERVATION. EXPLORATION. INNOVATION.
We’ve got an exciting summer ahead of us! This year, Prince of Whales Whale Watching enters its 25th year of eco-adventure tourism and Whale Watching on the coastal waters of BC.
So, the season is winding down, and people are preparing for their winter migration or hibernation; this is normally the time of year when I would write a summary of the summer’s activities and sightings, as well as a prediction for what next year will look like. But this year I am forced to write… Read more »
When you think about the first of October, you probably think about beautiful fall colours, pumpkins, crisp weather, and Thanksgiving and Halloween just around the corner. You probably don’t think about whale watching. But that’s a mistake! It’s a common misconception that whale watchers stop operating over the winter because the whales leave the area.… Read more »
When a whale plays with kelp, it’s called kelping. When a whale swims like a shark, it’s called sharking. When a whale jumps like a porpoise it’s called porposing. And what do you think it’s called when a whale bobs at the surface like a log? You guessed it! Logging. Whale people it seems, are… Read more »
Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) Applauds Decision Today to Remove Antiquated Dams Along Klamath River, Restoring Major Salmon Source for Southern Resident Orcas The Obama administration and California officials announced a landmark agreement today to remove four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River, bypassing an inactive Congress and beginning the largest river restoration in U.S.… Read more »
Ah 2016; off to an exciting, windy, and cold start as always, but we’ve got a spring in our step with spring in our sites. Winter whale and wildlife watching (in addition to allowing admirable alliteration) is not for the faint of heart. Charging out into the great unknown with a 30-50% chance of finding… Read more »
What a week of wild weather! Wind to start, rain the finish, and whales in between. This week started out with some crazy wind that caused the cancellation of a few afternoon trips, as well as several Harbour Air flights. We soaked a few boatloads of passengers, but no one was worse for wear, just… Read more »
We had another gorgeous week this week, with killer whales and/or humpbacks stealing the scene. While it was “and” more than “or”, there was a day or two where the killer whales failed to make an appearance, but the humpbacks more than made up for their absence. We’ve been seeing a lot of “X” humpbacks… Read more »
If you’re a regular reader of mine (I know there’s a few of your out there!) you’ll remember last week I talked about how, this time of year “we settle into a lovely consistency. The search for whales is not frantic, but more of a casual stroll, with whales almost around every corner.” This held… Read more »