FEATURED IN TOFINO TIME'S MARCH ISSUE! PACIFIC GREY WHALE The grey whale undergoes one of the longest migrations of any mammal, traveling up to 20,000 km round trip along the west coast from Mexico towards their summer feeding grounds in northern Alaska, Russia and Canada. The population passes along the BC coastline and some whales repeatedly spend the entire summer feeding in British Columbia. These gentle giants grow up to 14 metres in length longer than a city bus! They weigh up to 30,000 kg and much of their mottled grey skin is covered in barnacles and whale lice.
Check out the video from CHEK news on John's bear rescue!
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Posted: Friday March 1st, 2013 @ 6:59pm
Posted: Monday February 11th, 2013 @ 1:18pm
Moms and new calves.
Posted: Friday January 4th, 2013 @ 4:10pm
The natural hot springs are located in Maquinna Park via a 90 minute boat ride from Tofino. During the winter months the hot springs are truly a natural wonder to enjoy. The springs are less crowded and the warm water is very pleasurable on cold winter days.
Posted: Thursday September 20th, 2012 @ 10:57am
A pretty exciting month at the Whale Centre! September started off with The Crew from Wild in America hiring me to not only transport the crew around Clayoquot Sound to film wolves and their habitat, but to be in the show and hi-light the footage I took last year of a pack of wolves stalking a very large black bear. The Crew arrived in the office and after intoductions I explained that if we hurried we could catch up to some Orcas in the area. So after a quick loading of gear away we went.
Posted: Sunday July 22nd, 2012 @ 10:40am
It has been an incredible week of wildlife activity. The bears are back out on the beaches enjoying the seafood feast. The Grey whales are feeding in the sheltered kelp beds not far from town. The Humpbacks are doing their aerial acrobatics like only they can and the Orcas have been hunting the shore lines and rock piles looking for unsuspecting seals and sea lions.