The younger sister of the United States, Canada is often remembered for its maple syrup, cold winters and extreme passion for hockey. The flora and fauna of Canada is often lost among the hustle of its extravagant city life. While the country has provided the world with extremely talented actors and artists over the years, it has also been responsible for the endangerment of one of the most unique aquatic species out there- The spotted killer whale.
The king of the ocean
Thousands of tourists visit the country each year and receive warm welcomes from friendly and polite citizens. Over the years, tourist activity along with industrial waste and pollution have risked the lives of thousands of spotted killer whales swimming across the ocean. While there is no specific data as to how many whales are left, the decreased sightings of the magnificent beast speak for itself. But there is no need to get disheartened as with the right knowledge even you can witness these deadly assassins.
When and Where to find them
The highest chances of witnessing the Orca are at the west coast of British Columbia and at the east coast in Newfoundland and Quebec. British Columbia is busy with tourists from April through October to get a look at the spotted whales. Head down to Vancouver Island to catch a glimpse of this aquatic beast hopping through the water.
Newfoundland is also a viable option if you want to come across some other amazing species of whale. Keep your eyes open near St John’s, you never know when the Orca pops over along with its sister species of whales. Make sure you visit Canada during the fall, the highest recorded sightings of the whale are between May and October.
The spotted killer whale as the name suggests is a deadly creature and an apex predator implying that no other animal preys on it. While the name misleads us to believe that the aquatic animal is a whale, it is in fact from the dolphin species. Canada is the perfect place for you to see these magnificent creatures in their domain, swimming and jumping in perfect harmony.