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Whale-watching sea­son in Bri­tish Columbia gen­er­ally runs from May to Oc­to­ber. Species to see in­clude humpback, minke, orca and Pa­cific grey whales, among lots of other ma­rine life.

The area around Han­son Is­land, be­tween Van­cou­ver Is­land and main­land Bri­tish Columbia, is world-renowned as a top spot for watching or­cas.

Han­son Is­land is home to Or­calab, a whale re­search and con­ser­va­tion sta­tion. You can watch the lab’s live video streams—and per­haps spot a whale or sea lions—at ex­plore. org/live-cams/player/ or­calab-base. For more in­for­ma­tion on whale-watching tours in Bri­tish Columbia, visit www. hel­

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