The Whale Trail B.C.

Land-Based Whale Watching Initiative
                                        East Point, Saturna Island (Photo credit: Miles Ritter)

Learn more about the background and history of The Whale Trail in B.C.

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The Whale Trail is a collaborative effort. Find out who our Whale Trail B.C. partners are.

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Report Your Sightings

Download the WhaleReport app and report your cetacean sightings to aid in conservation.

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Viewing Guide

View the guide on when, where, and how to watch marine mammals from shore.

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The BCCSN Welcomes BC Ferries to the Whale Trail

The B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network (BCCSN) is very excited to welcome BC Ferries to the Whale Trail! Based in Seattle, WA, The Whale Trail’s mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of...

Unexpected Urban Whales: City Slicker Cetaceans Sighted During Coronavirus

Written by: Lauren Dares, B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network Coordinator It has been an unusual and uncertain start to 2020. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that a year that started off with pro-democracy mass protests in Hong Kong, Australia declaring a state of...

Life isn’t smooth sailing for a whale – it’s our job to make it a little easier: A look back on our efforts from 2019

It’s tough being a whale these days. Your average killer whale might not have to worry about increasing fuel prices, nor does a humpback whale stress about getting a work assignment done on time. But, imagine inadvertently ending up in a shipping lane – essentially a...

Watching Whales From Shore

Recently the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network received some very exciting reports of whales, including large …