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Whales

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

Where to See Whales in Coastal BC

April 20th, 2019

British Columbia is an incredible destination for viewing wildlife—so much so that travellers specifically come to Coastal B.C. to experience these astonishing sightings first hand. To help you get the most out of your trip to B.C., here’s a guide to the most frequently asked questions about whales, including when the best times are for sightings, where you can see…

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…

A Postcard from the West Coast

December 18th, 2018

The story behind the production… Over the past 4 years, a few of our crew members and our friend and videographer David Hartman from Hayfire Media have been working on filming and documenting most of our popular kayaking tours (check out our videos page for some of the results!). The first trip, in August 2015, brought us to Johnstone Strait…

Best Glamping & Whale Watching – New for 2017

December 22nd, 2016

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Spirit of the West Adventures is pleased to announce the addition of a new glamping experience to our roster of wilderness kayaking adventures. Imagine beautiful big white tents set against the backdrop of towering fir trees and the blues and greens of the ocean lapping at your doorstep.The sounds of silence, interrupted…

Humpback whales of Vancouver Island

March 28th, 2016

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) was given its common name because of the shape of its dorsal fin and its unique diving behaviour. Its scientific name, Megaptera, means “large-winged” and refers to its long, white, wing-like flippers. These fins can be as big as one-third of the animal’s body length and give incredible maneuverability, even being used to swim backwards…

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