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. hellobc.com.