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BC’s First Nations People & the Tragic, Mysterious Story of Luna the Whale

July 4, 2018

Picture a day spent on the coastal waters west of the British Columbia coastline navigating through the tiny islands of Nootka Sound. The shadows of the tall trees play tricks on your eyes as the rippling waves hold your keen ears at the ready. And then you see something that’s no illusion: a six foot […]

What Do Killer Whales Symbolize in First Nations Culture?

June 20, 2018

The killer whales living off the coast of British Columbia hold a strong home in the hearts of the First Nations people living in the Pacific Northwest. Just seeing an orca whale breach the surface of the water from land evokes raw emotions that tie generations of Canada’s First Nations together. In fact, it ties […]

Whale Watching Promotion for Mother’s Day

May 7, 2018

Moms are the best. On May 13th, we want to show our love and appreciation by giving them 50% off whale watching tours. Just show up (or better: call 250.800.3747 in advance and make a reservation to make sure we have seats left) and embark on an adventure of a lifetime filled with “oooh” and “wow” […]

OS Scholarship Winner Ciara Verstraete: #SaveOurOceans

March 30, 2018

The pursuit of education, knowledge, and compassion is everlasting. At Orca Spirit, it’s imperative to get the word out about the magical orca whales, humpbacks, sea lions, seals, and all the marine life living off the coast of British Columbia. That’s why we’re so proud to introduce the very first winner of the Whale Watcher’s Scholarship, […]

5 Famous Killer Whales Known for Strange, Unlikely, or Depressing Circumstances

March 1, 2018

One of the most conflicting feelings you get in this job is the thrill of recognizing famous killer whales by name, but then realizing if you didn’t recognize that name, that would mean that the orca in question would probably still be free, be healthy, or simply be alive. It’s a reality our society has […]

Celebrating Family Day

February 11, 2018

As we approach Family Day in British Columbia, here at Orca Spirit, we cannot help but think of the amazing families of whales we are so fortunate to spend time with on our local waters. Killer whales are a species that display some of the strongest family bonds witnessed in the animal kingdom. We can […]

Family Day

February 11, 2018

As we approach Family Day in British Columbia, here at Orca Spirit, we cannot help but think of the amazing families of whales we are so fortunate to spend time with on our local waters. Killer whales are a species that display some of the strongest family bonds witnessed in the animal kingdom. We can […]

2017 – A Year To Remember!

December 15, 2017

Another whale watching season has ended here at Orca Spirit, and as we look forward to the upcoming year we can’t help but fondly look back at our 2017 season. We are fortunate to see wildlife everyday but our favorite part is being able to share those experiences with the guests on our tours. As […]

4 Dangerous Reminders of the Relationship Between Orcas and Humans

September 26, 2017

We spend a lot of time here on the blog talking about the powerful relationship between orcas and humans, but the truth is that this impact is felt quite differently from each side. Think about it – when we venture out from the Victoria harbour into the chilly waters off the coast of British Columbia, […]

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