English + Whale Watching
From March to October each year, thousands of whales migrate through the waters near Vancouver, making it one of the world’s best locations for whale watching. Many varieties of whale pass through these northern waterways, including humpback whales, orcas (killer whales), gray whales and minke whales.
Departing from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver, whale watching tours by a licensed boat operator allow you to observe whales and the diverse wildlife of the Pacific Coast in their natural habitat. Keep your cameras ready as you travel down False Creek and into English Bay, where the views of Vancouver, the Coast Mountains and Stanley Park are spectacular. From English Bay, you pass by the Fraser River estuary; home of the world-famous annual sockeye salmon run into the Strait of Georgia. Every trip, every day, is different, depending on the location and type of whales being viewed.