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The largest member of the Dolphin family, Orca whales (also known as Killer whales) live in matriarchal groups known as pods. There are three main categories of Killer whales namely: Resident, Transient, and Off Shore.


Most research has been carried out on Resident Killer Whales around Vancouver Island as they are more predictable than the transient or off shore whales.

Killer Whales

Orca Whale Watching By Kayak Northern Vancouver Island BC Canada

Orca whale watching off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada by kayak.
A tourist attraction which continues to grow in popularity is orca whale watching, from the south to the north of Vancouver Island. One of the best places in Canada to see orca whales is from N ...
Orca Whales Spyhopping Johnstone Strait BC

Two cute northern resident orca whales poke their heads out of the water in Johnstone Strait, BC - a typical trait called spyhopping.
There eyesight is said to be as good above the water as it is under water. Orca Whales will sometimes engage in a spate of spyhopping activities for play or just to check out the surroundings. ...
Boating Vacation In British Columbia Canada

A self guided boating vacation along the Inside Passage is a leisurely way to enjoy the scenery and wildlife British Columbia in Canada has to offer.
Many visitors from around the globe cruise the pristine waters of British Columbia's Inside Passage on a boating vacation either from Vancouver, Victoria or from the USA. The main attractions of t ...
Whale Watching By Sail Boat Vancouver Island

There's nothing quite like the peace of cruising the waters off Vancouver Island by sail boat and hearing the sound of a whale blow and watching it majestically cruise the waters.
A lone male killer whale provides the occupants of a sail boat with the perfect whale watching opportunity off the coast of Vancovuer Island. Sail boat whale watching off Vancouver Island in Qu ...
Picture Of A Mystic Orca Whale

A mystic animal, an orca whale lives in a matriarchal family group which exhibits their own unique dialect and social behaviors.
A magnificent and mystic animal, the Orca whale, which is also known as a killer whale is a frequent visitor to the waters off the coast of Vancouver Island. Orca Whale (aka Killer Whale) off N ...
Whale Watching Tour From Telegraph Cove

Orca whale watching tour off Vancouver Island from the tiny community of Telegraph Cove in British Columbia.
One of the mainstay industries in Northern Vancouver Island, besides logging, is the tourism industry and in particular whale watching and nature tours. A tour can be taken from Telegraph Cove, Po ...
Orca Whale Breach Vancouver Island

The power and beauty of an orca whale is seen as it breaks the water in a breach off Vancouver Island.
The Northern Resident Orca whales, spend most of the summer off the coast of Northern Vancouver Island. Among some of the usual social behaviour exhibited by these whales is breaching, spyhopping, ...
Vancouver Island Whale Watching Tour

An unique historic tour boat keeps its distance from a small pod of killer whales off the coast of Northern Vancouver Island while passengers onboard get a good look from the deck.
Even on a foggy morning a watching tour departs from Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island with a cargo of eager passengers. Whale watching tour boat from Telegraph Cove, Northern Vancouv ...
Northern Resident Killer Whales Vancouver Island

A social species of dolphin, the northern resident killer whales often interact with boats in some way during a whale watching tour off Vancouver Island.
There are two main groups of orcas seen in the waters off Vancouver Island, namely the Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales. Another species are the transient killer whales who are not ...
Northern Vancouver Island Killer Whale Watching

The graceful Killer Whale, also known as Orca, is the largest member of the Dolphin family.
The graceful Killer Whale is also known as Orca is the largest member of the Dolphin family. On the Northern end of the Vancouver Island is found the Northern Resident Killer Whales who spend the ...
Killer Whale Watching In British Columbia Canada

One of the best places in Canada for killer whale watching is on Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Since the first tour company began taking tourists out to see the Killer Whales of Johnstone Strait, the industry has boomed throughout Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The grand old tour ...
Orca Whale With British Columbia Coast Landscape

A serene evening and sunset with a pod of orca whales backdropped by the coast mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
The dramatic coast of British Columbia with its forested landscape and looming mountains, and the waters of Vancouver Island are Orca Whale central. It's captivating to experience the orca whal ...
Killer Whales Vancouver Island

The territory of the Northern Resident Killer Whales ranges between Campbell River to Port Hardy off Northern Vancouver Island and beyond.
A serene scene of a family pod of killer whales making their way from Johnstone Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait off Northern Vancouver Island. The light of the setting sun is caught in the plumes ...
Orca Whale

An orca whale cruises the waters of Northern Vancouvern Island during sunset.
An Orca Whale male in Weynton Passage during sunset, Killer Whales off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Check out more pictures of whale watching on Northern Vancouver Island here.
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