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Whale watching

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Whale watching

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Whale watching is a hobby that is enjoyed by millions of people around the world every year.

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The intensely diverse landscape found in British Columbia naturally caters for the abundance of wildlife in this beautiful part of the world. It contains many differing ecosystems ranging from semi arid desert environments to rain-forests and the Pacific Ocean to the Rockies, all of which create a prime habitat for this regions animals. Each of these regions has it's own distinctive climate and because of this is unique in it's vegetation and inhabitants.

This all, ultimately creates an environment ideal for wildlife viewing and sightseeing. Viewing of the inhabitants of this wonderful part of the world must however be done responsibly. There are many tour operators throughout this part of the world, most of whom operate with a common sense and respect for the environment. Whether whale watching off the coast of Tofino where you are likely to see Grey Whales, Humpback Whales and sea lions, grizzly bear viewing in Bella Coola where the bears can regularly be seen around the lodge, Black Bear viewing in Whistler where you can visit the Whistler mountain into the black bear habitat he know's so well, attempting to get a glimpse of the elusive cougar or ice fishing in Kamloops or watching out for the bighorn mountain sheep (rams), in the rockies (which will lead you into Alberta and the Elk of Banff), British Columbia certainly has no shortage of options.

United States of America


  • Monterey Bay - Gray whales migrate from Alaska to Baja in the Spring and Fall. Blue whales, humpbacks, orcas and dolphins can be seen at other times of year.