Photo courtesy of Tourism Richmond
Vancouver Whale Watch
Minkes, humpbacks, and grey whales often frisk in BC's wild coastal waters. But the orcas often steal the spotlight, especially the gentle resident pods that don't migrate and eat fish rather than other marine mammals. These "killer whales" actually belong to the dolphin family and are cherished for their acrobatics, and also their adorable white bellies and "eye patches." Take an aquatic safari with Vancouver Whale Watch, an ecotourism company dating back to 1998. From April 1 to October 31, it runs three- to five-hour Zodiac tours and maintains over a 95% success rate sighting whales. If you one of the unlucky few, you're welcome back until you achieve victory—an offer that never expires. Book at the Tourism Richmond visitor center and get 10 percent off!
By Amanda Castleman, AFAR Local Expert
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