Johnstone Strait is one of the best places near Vancouver Island to see Orca whales and Pacific White-sided dolphins. Here you can see both northern residents and transient Orcas. Pacific White sided dolphins often travel in large pods here. By Kayak you can experience the excited chatter as the dolphins play around you. The wildlife combined with the rainforest, mountains in the background and variety in scenery, makes Johnstone Straight the perfect area to explore by kayak.
Plan at least a few days here for the best chance at Orca encounters.
Along the north end is Telegraph Cove and Robson Bight. Telegraph Cove is the launching point for many bear and whale watching tours. Robson Bight is a small bay at the west end of Johnstone Strait that is home to a protected killer whale habitat famous for its whale-rubbing beaches.