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The killer whale or orca, is the largest of the dolphins, a
predator, feeding on fish, seals, and sometimes whales. Killer
whales attract tourists to Vancouver Island
Killer Whale or also known as the Orca Whale often transit the
waters of Discovery Passage between Vancouver Island and Quadra
They are a mammal , a carnivore and can live up to 80 years of age.
They can measure up to 32 feet in length and can weigh up to 6 tons. The size of a bus the killer whale is the world's most powerful
predator. They feast on marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, and
even whales, employing teeth that can be four inches (ten
centimeters) long. They are known to grab seals right off the ice.
They also eat fish, squid, and seabirds.
Though they often frequent cold, coastal waters, orcas can be found
from the polar regions to the Equator.
Killer whales hunt in deadly pods, family groups of up to 40
individuals. There appear to be both resident and transient pod
populations of killer whales. These different groups may prey on
different animals and use different techniques to catch them.
Resident pods tend to prefer fish, while transient pods target
marine mammals. All pods use effective, cooperative hunting
techniques that some liken to the behavior of wolf packs.
Whales make a wide variety of communicative sounds, and each pod has
distinctive noises that its members will recognize even at a
distance. They use echolocation to communicate and hunt, making
sounds that travel underwater until they encounter objects, then
bounce back, revealing their location, size, and shape.
Killer whales are protective of their young, and other adolescent
females often assist the mother in caring for them. Mothers give
birth every three to ten years, after a 17-month pregnancy.
Orcas are immediately recognizable by their distinctive black and
white colouring and are also intelligent and trainable.
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Accommodations, Things to do, Places to go
Island Vacations Tourism Information Guide that has been designed to
assist all visitors vacationing on this beautiful island of ours. We
would like you to experience an enjoyable vacation..
For the camping enthusiasts there are over twenty provisional
campgrounds available and literally dozens of privately owned RV
parks on the island. Vancouver Island offers something for every one on vacation.
There are many outdoor experiences you will be able to enjoy, fishing,
golfing, horse back riding, parks you can trail walk and of course
grizzly and black
bear tours just to name a few activities..
Accommodations on Vancouver Island
We have hundreds of various types of
accommodations listed from Victoria to the top of the island Port
Hardy and every city and town in between on both the east and west
coasts to suit all budgets, tastes, needs and desires.
For instance there are bed & breakfasts,
cabins and cottages, campgrounds, condominiums, chalets, farms,
guest houses, hostels, hotels, houseboats, inns, lodges, motels,
resorts, rv parks and villas to suit all tourists.
We have made it as easy as we can for you,
just select the location you intend to visit and then select the
lodgings of your choice from all the listings It is easier to
look at the
vancouver Island map we have on the website so that you can plan
your trip making your bookings in advance. You may decide to
stay at a
water front inn or
bed and breakfast with the sound of the
waves lulling you to sleep, or a
vacation rental home that can
accommodate families or groups. Do not forget the smaller islands
that also offer unique accommodations like cabins and float houses.
Activies on Vancouver Island
are more than 50
golf courses for the avid golfer to experience. Most of
these courses are set in the most beautiful surroundings near the sea,
by lakes or surrounded by great mountain ranges in evergreen forests.
Vancouver Island also can boast of having some of the
best championship courses.
Fishing charter guides who are ready to give you the Vancouver
Island Salmon and Halibut fishing charter experience of a lifetime!
Guides who know the waters here well and are ready and committed to
serve you individually, ensuring a personalized and rewarding fishing
charter. You may be fortunate enough to land a halibut , now that would
be a vacation to remember. It is all here at our front door. Unbelievable fishing on Vancouver
Island for those seeking the finest saltwater fishing getaway.
Grizzly bear watching
is always a tourist attraction at Knight Inlet about 80 kilometers
north of Campbell River. During a vacation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, be sure to
book a whale watching tour to see whales, eagles, dolphins and other
is only minutes away from the Comox Valley and offers world class
skiing, snowboarding and Nordic sports. In the summer season Mount
Washington is a hiking and mountain bike haven.
Get inspired by the province’s natural beauty and make plans for your next outdoor adventure.
Take advantage of the many recreation opportunities available across the diverse landscape of mountains, rivers, lakes and coastlines.
You will experience excitement and adventure on either a fishing or hunting trip. Vancouver Islands rugged wilderness, fresh lakes and rivers offering excellent opportunities for gaming and fishing enthusiasts.
Vancouver Island offers a host of exceptional recreation opportunities. While some of the island’s most spectacular recreation features are located in parks, many more recreation resources are found in the rugged backcountry.
Alternatively, if you are planning a more relaxed type sailing holiday and intend to explore the shores, bays and hundreds of inlets
surrounding Vancouver island, then you can also look forward to sun tanning,
beach combing, waterfalls, beautiful anchorages, great scenery, swimming,
hiking, photography and the many species of wildlife.
Desolation sound is extraordinarily beautiful sailing area with
many safe anchorages and beautiful locations… mountain waterfall and forest
lakes only minutes walk from snug anchorages. The waters are calm, sheltered and
warm. Desolation Sound is a world famous sailing destination or longer trips to
the many other marine parks like Princess Louisa, Toba Inlet, Bute
Inlet or the Broughton Archipelago.
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