Numbers 31 to 40 of our ‘100 Things to do in Canada Before You Die’ countdown.
Make sure you mountain bike Alberta’s best tracks
Leave behind only tracks on Alberta's incredible mountain bike trails.   Read more
Soothe your soul by paddling Ontario’s Great Spirit Circle Trail
Get in touch with the spirits of Canada in north-eastern Ontario.  Read more
Glacier alley: Rafting down Canada’s wildest rivers
Get your heart pumping in the wilds of the Nahanni National Park Reserve. Read more
Rise with the tide at the Bay of Fundy
Go with the flow when there world's most extreme tide happens.  Read more
Frolic at sea with the orcas off Vancouver Island
Meet the ocean's most incredible mammal as part of a boat ride to remember. Ironically the great white whale of whale watching isn’t the white whale – it’s the elusive orca, which is actually a very large dolphin.   Sometimes (a little unfairly) known as the “killer whale”, from April to October each year the Canadian west coast boasts relatively large numbers of orca pods, and during a self-guided paddle or an organised tour from Vancouver Island, you’ll likely see orcas, dolphins, sea otters, tufted puffins, bald eagles and more. [caption id="attachment_20759" align="alignnone" width="1024"] An orca plays in the waters off Vancouver Island- photo courtesy of Shawn McCready.[/caption] What’s more, the better tours – such as those run by Orca Spirit, operating directly out of Victoria – are hosted by marine biologists who can talk you through everything you’re seeing and answer questions.   If the waters are calm enough, you may get to listen in on a hydrophone, lowered directly into the water to pick up the vocalisations of the travelling pods as they frolic and call to each other in and around the Haro Strait where the Canadian and US waters merge. GET GOING: Spot an elusive orca from April to October, when they’re at their most prevalent, with B.C.'s Coastal Adventure. For more on Vancouver Island's wildlife and nature experiences, go here. LOCATION: Vancouver Island is in the south-west corner of Canada, and Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, lies on its south-eastern tip. Near Victoria, orcas can be spotted in the Haro Strait to the east, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the west. [caption id="attachment_20761" align="alignnone" width="1024"] An orca waves to sightseers.[/caption] “Watching these incredibly intelligent animals hunt for salmon in the wild waters off Victoria has to be one of the best animal experiences available anywhere.” – Craig Tansley   <<Previous | Next >> Return to the ‘100 Things to do in Canada Before You Die’ countdown   var axel = Math.random() + """"; var a = axel * 10000000000000; document.write('');  Read more
Soar over the ice fields of Kluane National Park
Fly over one of the most striking views in Canada, if not the world.  Read more
Ply the Inside Passage with British Columbia Ferries
Venture through the intricate waterways of British Colombia's Inside Passage. Read more
Head to the roof of the world via a Canadian ice road
Drive carefully on one of the iciest (and most beautiful) roads on earth. Read more
Learn how to howl with wolves in Canadian wilderness
Get in touch with the dog in you while you howl at the moon.  Read more
Go wild at the luxurious Sonora Resort in the Discovery Islands
Stay in the lap of luxury in the middle of the British Colombia wilderness.  Read more