Travel advisory: Multiple advisories in effect⁠. Check before you travel.

View ×
  1. Schedule Changes and Berth Closures - Snug Cove - View details
  2. Busy Weekends Expected - Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay - Early December - View details
  3. All Routes Status - View details
For Immediate Release
February 19, 2021

BC Ferries celebrates World Whale Day with two new Whale Trail B.C. locations

Customers can view the new signage at Campbell River and Blubber Bay terminals

VICTORIA – In time for World Whale Day this Sunday, February 21, BC Ferries announced today the addition of two Whale Trail B.C. locations, a series of shore-based sites to view marine mammals along the Pacific Coast. In partnership with the Whale Trail, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Ocean Wise, BC Ferries installed interpretive signs at Campbell River terminal on Vancouver Island and Blubber Bay terminal on Texada Island. In 2020, BC Ferries joined the Whale Trail B.C. with three initial locations at Tsawwassen terminal in Metro Vancouver, Little River terminal in Comox and Langdale terminal on the Sunshine Coast.

“Expanding the Whale Trail B.C. is another way to embrace conservation, research and environmental stewardship,” said Corrine Storey, BC Ferries’ Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “We support initiatives that foster awareness and appreciation for the marine life in our coastal waters.”

The Whale Trail is a Seattle-based non-profit organization with a mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship of orcas, other marine mammals and the marine environment. In 2015, the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network (BCCSN) – a citizen science program at Ocean Wise that collects whale, dolphin and porpoise sightings from coastal citizens to aid in conservation – partnered with the Whale Trail to expand the network of land-based whale watching sites into British Columbia. BC Ferries’ vessels have been regularly reporting sightings to the BC Cetacean Sightings Network since 1975.

BC Ferries has been working with the Port of Vancouver Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program since 2014. BC Ferries also partnered with Port of Vancouver and Ocean Wise to develop a “Whales in our Waters” tutorial for mariners in 2019 and contributed to the “Mariners Guide to Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins of Western Canada” with Ocean Wise and Port of Vancouver in 2016. Joining the Whale Trail B.C. is another way BC Ferries helps build awareness of local whale species to contribute to their conservation for generations to come.

While viewing the new terminal signage, customers are reminded of the requirement to wear non-medical masks or face coverings at terminals and while on board ferries.

Photo Attached.
- 30 -

Media Contact:
BC Ferries, Communications
Victoria: (250) 978-1267

Customer Contact:
Victoria: (250) 386-3431
Toll-free: 1-888-BCFERRY (1-888-223-3779)
Whale Trail signage at Blubber Bay terminal on Texada Island.

Whale Trail signage at Campbell River terminal.
Very weak Weak Medium Strong Very strong password.strength.unsafepwd Too short Use %d - %m characters with a mix of any 3 [upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers & symbols] 8 32 Password must be more than eight characters and contain a mix of any three of the following: upper case letters, numbers and symbols. Password must be less than 32 characters and contain a mix of any three of the following: upper case letters, numbers and symbols. Enter current password Enter valid email address Password not valid Select account type Enter first name Enter last name Confirm Email Not Valid Password must be more than eight characters and contain a mix of any three of the following: upper case letters, numbers and symbols. Passwords do not match Enter valid postal/zip code Loading... Please wait... Stores loaded View schedule from View sailing status from Discover our routes from to