The Whale Trail B.C.

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

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

Partners

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

Report Your Sightings

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

Species Identification

Check out our species ID guide to know what to look for on the water.

The Whale Trail’s mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the Salish Sea and the Pacific Coast.

 

Follow The Whale Trail to watch whales from shore. What will you discover?

 

Explore the trail using the interactive map or check out the full list of sites in British Columbia below. When you click on a site, you will be directed to thewhaletrail.org for more information.

Ocean Stories: The Whale Trail B.C.

 

Brush up on your whale ID skills before you go!

Take the quiz and test your ID skills!

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Test your ID skills!

Take our quiz to test your marine mammal ID skills using photos taken on the water!

(You will be able to view correct answers at the end)

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It is a really LARGE whale

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Small, elusive cetacean.

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Large species known for breaching frequently at the surface.

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It is a less common species in B.C.

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Sometimes referred to as a "breathing rock".

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Creates a distinct ‘rooster-tail’ splash when traveling quickly

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