Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises on Vancouver Island
Orca (Killer) whales, Humpback Whales and Pacific Gray Whales are the most common whales to see around Vancouver Island. Orca whales are requested sighting and Vancouver Island is one of the most studied areas in the word for these magnificent creatures. Humpback Whales are one of the largest whales and a breach will be an amazing display of nature showing off.
Vancouver Island is home to many species of birds migrating up and down the Pacific Coast. Often congregating in estuaries, the wide variety offers a splendid scene to those who are fascinated with the creatures that rule the air. Below we have listed many of the offshore and onshore marine birds.Some good places to bird watch include the Tofino Mudflats, Deep Bay Spit, Admirals Lagoon, Sidney Spit, Little Qualicum Estuary, Nanaimo Estuary, Somass Estuary, Englishman River Estuary and Courtenay Airpark. You can also see birds in many of the rocky and sandy beaches along each coast.