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News, views & stories from the realm of the whales.

What are tides?

January 20th, 2019

Picture it: You’ve planned the perfect day of relaxing on the beach. You have your snack packed, your favourite beach towel in tow, and your comfiest pair of flip-flops flip-flopping under your feet. You’ve picked the perfect spot and set up camp among the soft sand and seashells, much closer to the cool, refreshing water than those other chumps lounging…

The Underwater World of the Orca

December 20th, 2018

Have you ever wanted to know what whales experience as they travel through their mysterious underwater realm? Well, read on, because while spotting an orca from your kayak on Vancouver Island is an incredible experience, it only just breaks the surface—literally!—of what makes these amazing creatures so fascinating. Whales communicate in different languages Did you know that different orca clans…

Life in Between: The Intertidal Zone

November 20th, 2018

Many people come to kayak on northern Vancouver Island in hopes of seeing wildlife. We are frequently asked questions about sea-dwellers (such as whales, dolphins, and seals) and landlubbers (like wolves, bears and eagles). But what many fail to appreciate ahead of time is the vast diversity of life found in the intertidal zone. Our hope here is to shed…

Seaweeds – Where Nori Comes From

May 3rd, 2018

A common feature found on our kayak tours around Vancouver Island is the presence of seaweeds in their many shapes and forms. Marine ‘macroalgae’, or seaweeds, are plant-like organisms that live attached to rocks in the intertidal zone, in giant underwater forests, or floating on the ocean’s surface. They can be very tiny, or very large – growing to over…

The Black Bear

March 30th, 2018

Many guests join us from around the world to kayak B.C. in hopes of seeing all kinds of wildlife. One species that many of our groups are fortunate to see is the Black Bear, which can often be found scavenging for food on the beaches we paddle by (and occasionally down the beach from our Johnstone Strait Ultimate camp!). Black…

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