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Coastal Naturalist Program
Did you know that each orca pod has its own family song?
Catch a Coastal Naturalist presentation in summer 2021
From June – September the Coastal Naturalist Program offers BC Ferries’ customers the opportunity to discover the world beneath the waves, and more!
BC Ferries and Parks Canada work together each summer to educate, inspire and inform travellers on board about the wonders of our coast. Customers are offered the opportunity to connect with the coastal region through learning about the ocean, BC’s unique marine and wildlife, and our coastal, nautical and cultural history.
Discover the Coast
"I’m new to British Columbia, and was interested in learning more about BC as I travelled on the ferry. Imagine my delight in realizing there was a knowledgeable naturalist on board! I learned so much that I didn’t know before. Coastal British Columbia is indeed a place of remarkable diversity, beauty and wonder! It is a treasure to be valued and cared for.”
~ BC Ferries Customer
Sharks in the Strait
Learn more about the sharks that pass through the Georgia Strait, including the Great White.
Salish Sea orcas
The Salish Sea is home to our endangered orcas. Learn more about how to protect them.
These amazing sea creatures have learned to open jars. The largest on record weighed 270 kg (595lb).
Get in the know
Sign-up for our onBoard eNewsletter and be among the first to know about new, exclusive limited-time offers, contests and travel packages, and come back and join us in summer 2021 for more fun facts about our incredible marine life, the ocean, BC's unique wildlife, and our diverse and rich nautical and cultural history.