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Vancouver Island orca watching

July 21st, 2010

This May me and my boyfriend left for a cross Antlantic trip to Canada to visit some of his relatives who had moved to Vancouver a few months before.

Our plan was to stay a few days in Vancouver to see some important tourist attractions, spend time with the family and enjoy the luxury of being on a holiday and explore the cities best restaurants and places to relax.

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After that we had already made plans to visit Vancouver Island to go orca watching. As soon as I read about the orca watching season I knew I wanted to go to Vancouver Island to do this amazing tour.

In Vancouver we also visited the Vancouver Acquarium which was nice but best if you're travelling with kids. My ultimate wildlife experience wasn't waiting for me in the city but still a flight away on Vancouver Island.

I found a lot of information on Vancouver Island in our Vancouver travel guide but I guess the Lonely Planet Canada will contain the same information. We booked a outdoors camping packages at the Orca Camp in Johnstone Strait.

Their 7 day Ecosummer Expeditions programme is really something else and will leave you with a travel experience you will never forget. For 7 days Orca Camp was our home and sea kayaking our main activity. We went on several orca watching kayak tours to spot the orca's from nearby which was totally amazing.

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From Vancouver we flew to Port Hardy Airport and drove to Port McNeill where we had to stay one night before heading to Johnstone Strait. The next morning in Port McNeill we met our touroperators and fellow adventure seekers and got on our watertaxi to the Ecosummer's Orca Camp.

Everything about the Orca Camp was primitive but so real and amazing that I didn't even feel the difference between my Vancouver Marriot mattress and our tent on the rocky beaches of the camp. The best thing about the whole week was the sound of the playing whales in front of us in the bay, incredible!

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Travel Tips for Vancouver Canada:

Where to stay in Vancouver: In Vancouver at the Marriot and camping at Orca Camp on Vancouver Island.

What to do in Vancouver: Do a orca watching kayak tour, it will blow you away, literally!

Where to eat in Vancouver: On Vancouver Island we cooked our own dinner on BBQ's or camp fires. In Vancouver City we went out for dinner.

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Weather

Vancouver Weather

Light Rain
17 °C | 62.6 °F

Traveller

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Name: Jenna&Ron
Age: 34-41
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Vancouver Island orca watching
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
City: Vancouver
Period: May
Lenght of stay: 18 days
Views: 1841

Travel Review

Liked: The Orca Watching tour was amazing, we came so close that the adrenaline simply rushed through our bodies.
Disliked: The rainy days on Vancouver Island.
Trip Rating: Excellent

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