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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, […]

Our Future Whale Watchers Scholarship – 1st Place

March 6, 2018

We were so lucky to receive so many great entries for our first ever Whale Watchers Scholarship! We understand that the pursuit of education and knowledge will lead to better solutions in the future and we want to help students afford the costs of attending post-secondary education. We opened up the scholarship to students in […]

Our Future Whale Watchers Scholarship – 2nd Place

February 27, 2018

Our Whale Watchers Scholarship competition was a great success with entries from many different students who had a passion for the ocean and it’s wildlife. We asked all participants to answer the question: WHAT PRACTICAL CHANGES CAN PEOPLE MAKE TO ENSURE THAT CANADIAN OCEANS ARE A SAFER PLACE FOR WHALES? The result? Our second finalist […]

Whale Watchers Scholarship Contest – 3rd Place

February 20, 2018

We love helping raise awareness and giving back to the community, and this year we started our first ever Whale Watchers Scholarship! We understand that the pursuit of education and knowledge will lead to better solutions in the future, and want to help students to be able to afford the costs of attending post-secondary education. […]

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 […]

October 24, 2017 – Humpback Whales, Seals and Sea Lions

October 24, 2017

Today we headed out on the Orca Mist on flat, calm seas which were perfect for spotting spouts… and we saw so many of them! The first Humpback whale we found was coming up a bit unpredictably but as we pressed on it was hard for us to miss them. We had at least 9 […]

Saying Goodbye to Granny, the World’s Oldest Orca

October 4, 2017

This summer when I embarked on my first whale watching adventure with orca spirit, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean, I knew there would be wildlife, but I didn’t know what I’d feel. I was excited, but would I be blown away? Mesmerized? Terrified? I even allowed for the small possibility that I […]

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