Photo: Five Star Whale Watching
If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of B.C.’s famous “killer” whales on the ferry ride over from the mainland. Make it a sure thing (and get up close and personal) by booking a whale-watching trip. All the other marine life – sea lions, seals, porpoises, bald eagles and various whales such as grey, humpback and minke – is gravy. Tours depart (April to October) from the Inner Harbour in front of the Fairmont Empress hotel.