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The Magnificent Orca and the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve

Our unique wilderness campsite location offers some of the best and most spectacular Orca sightings in the world. We are located directly beside the Michael Biggs Robson Bight Ecological Reserve where killer whales come to feed off the large amount of salmon in the area, the main food source for resident Orcas.

“More than 500 Orcas roam British Columbia’s rugged coastline”

Wildcoast Orca Camp

Whether you are out kayaking in killer whale territory or whale watching from the beach, Orca Camp is the place to be!

While incredibly silent when slicing through the water, the sound of an Orca is breathtaking as they surface and expel air out of their blow holes.

It’s also an amazing and fairly common experience to hear the whales breathing at night while in your tent.

Want to increase your understanding of killer whales? Read the latest research and news in our Whale of an Update.

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Our kayaking trips abide by Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Whale Watching Guidelines



Some of the other organizations Wildcoast Supports

Wildcoast strongly believes in responsible whale watching and we support programs dedicated to the education and conservation of critical marine and Orca habitat including:

Cetus Research and Conservation Society – operating the Eagle Eye Research Station and responsible for the Robson Bight Michael Bigg’s Ecological Reserve Warden Program and Straitwatch. Their continuing research will lead to better understanding of the whales, their place in the ocean ecosystem and the conservation measures necessary to protect them.  Check out their amazing work, watch for them out in the Strait, and join with us in supporting them!

Vancouver Aquarium’s Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program– The Vancouver Aquarium has a long tradition of research on cetaceans (dolphins, porpoises and whales). By adopting a wild killer whale, we’ve become a contributor to their research efforts.

North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association – NIMMSA conducts conservation and business activities targeted to benefit marine mammals, the economy and the marine environment off northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia. NIMMSA members are involved with marine mammal research, conservation and responsible wildlife viewing experiences.

The Marine Detective – Jackie Hildering, The Marine Detective is a biology teacher, cold-water diver, underwater photographer, and humpback whale researcher living on Vancouver Island. Renowned for raising awareness about life in coastal region of Canada’s Pacific Ocean, Jackie provides our staff with valuable insights into our local marine life.

BC Marine Trails – The BC Marine Trails Network Association is a non-profit society dedicated to the creation of a marine network of campsites and access points along the coastline of British Columbia. Success to date rests with the hard-working volunteers and dialogue and consultation with First Nations, other stakeholder groups and government agencies.

BC Wilderness Tourism Association– Comprised of Wilderness Tour Companies, DMOs, and Wilderness Tourism Industry Experts, WTABC provides advocacy and policy development for issues related to forestry stewardship, pipelines, land tenure, and open-net salmon farms.