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Kayak with Whales – the Highlight of a Vancouver Island Vacation

Many of our guests come to Orca Camp exclusively to kayak with whales, and only to kayak with whales. But some savvy travellers know Orca Camp is only part of the Vancouver Island experience. These adept travellers start or end their holidays at Orca Camp, but they also expand their British Columbia vacation to include some of Vancouver Island’s other top experiences. Here are some of our favourites:
Grizzly Bear Watching in the Knight Inlet
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  • What to do Before and After Orca Camp

    Traditional First Nation totem found at U'Mista Cultural Centre in Alert BayTraditional First Nation totem found at U’Mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay
    Admittedly, North Vancouver Island is one of British Columbia’s best kept secrets — a short day’s drive, or an even shorter one-hour flight from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver or Victoria, it is unspoiled, untamed, rugged, raw …

    Spring on the Johnstone Strait

    Spring has sprung over here on the Island – oh sure, you can see evidence of spring all over British Columbia – cherry blossoms have put on their usual show causing us to oohhh and ahhh and marvel at every glimpse of their feathery loveliness. Daffodils are smiling their sunny faces in gardens everywhere, and tulips – oh tulips, another true harbinger of spring – pop their pretty pink, ruby red and yellow heads up everywhere.
    But…out here on the Johnstone …

    Orca Camp – Where Time Slows Down (and so do you)

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    We spend a lot of time staring out at the water at Orca Camp. Searching for signs of Orca activity, their slippery dorsal fins slicing the Johnstone Strait’s steely blue waters; hoping to see the unmistakable puff of wet air rising like a small cloud above a mammoth Humpback before it slips below the surface. Deadlines and endless to-do lists seem to just melt away at the coast, leaving you …