I was wondering if anyone in this community could give me some advice on whale watching from Vancouver Island this summer? I’m planning a trip to BC in July with my family and will be spending a week or so on Vancouver Island before heading over to Jasper and Banff.
Whale watching tours look quite pricy, so we can only manage one. Would it be better to go from Tofino in the hope of seeing Grey Whales, or will this reduce our chances of seeing orcas/Dall’s porpoise? We’d love to see grey whales, but we’d hate to prioritise them if it meant missing out on orcas. Orca and Dall’s Porpoise sightings seem pretty common from Victoria. Any advice on good tour operators would also be much appreciated.
If anyone has any mammalwatching tips for the region in general, we’d love to hear them! We have three weeks and are pretty flexible.
Thanks in advance