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Whale Watching Holidays in Canada 2024, 2025

Canada offers fantastic whale watching opportunities at various locations throughout the country. The west coast is patrolled by Humpbacks and grey whales but here it’s the orca that steals the show. The east coast boasts of humpbacks, minkes, blue whales and white belugas, while in the north of the country, Churchill in Manitoba is famed for the ghostly white beluga whales, measuring just 4m, that are talkative, squeaking to one another amid the ice.

Whale watching excursions are available from various locations in British Columbia, Quebec,  Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Manitoba.

Here is a list of the best places to view whales in Canada 

  • British Columbia for: Orca, Grey whale, Humpback whales.
  • Manitoba for: Beluga whales.
  • New Brunswick for: Humpback, Fin and Right whales.
  • Newfoundland for: Humpback, Fin and Minke whales.
  • Nova Scotia for: Humpback, Fin, Right and Long-finned Pilot whales.
  • Quebec for: Humpbacks, minkes and blue whales, plus white belugas 

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