Upcoming Events


If you live on B.C.’s coast and spend time on the water, we are available to give a special Wild Whales presentation for your school, nature group, professional organization or festival. Topics include natural history of whales, dolphins, porpoises and cetaceans in B.C., threats to marine species and simple actions everyone can take to help conserve marine wildlife. Email us at [email protected] for more information or to book a presentation!




Join us this June 24 for Naturalist Night 2021!

Join local cetacean experts for an evening of whale education, discussion, and networking!  Are you a marine naturalist located in the Pacific Northwest? Keen to learn about local marine mammal research and much more? Join us online this June 24 for Naturalist Night...

A Summer of Heartbreak: Remembering our lost Southern Resident Killer Whales

British Columbia is home to four genetically and culturally distinct populations of killer whales: two

An Evening at Sea with Chef Ned Bell to Support Cetacean Research in the Salish Sea

Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Tours announce an intimate and interactive evening

Back From the Brink – Can the Vaquita be Saved?

The Vaquita is the smallest cetacean and most endangered marine mammal in the world, with …

The 2nd Annual North Coast Whale Festival is Happening this Weekend!

Get ready for a whale of a time!  The North Coast Ecology Centre Society has …

Setting Sail for Ocean Conservation

Research biologist Sarah Patton shares her memorable experience teaching Ocean Bridge students aboard the Providence,

A Mother’s Loss

How the death of newborn calf is showing the effects of a changing environment


eXXpedition: Women on a Mission for Science

By Kathryn Gibb, volunteer writer for the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network. 

On June 23rd, 2018, …

1st Annual North Coast Whale Festival to be held in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert, located on British Columbia's remote Northern coast, is a place of astounding beauty and the gateway to the untouched wilderness of the North.  In 2014, Ocean Wise established the North Coast Cetacean Research Initiative (NCCRI) in Prince Rupert.  This...

Conservation Organizations File a Petition for an Emergency Order to Protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

With only 76 remaining members-the lowest number in over three decades-the southern resident killer whale population is in peril. On January 30, 2018, a group of conservation organizations filed a legal petition for the federal government to put in place an Emergency...