They weren't expecting something this big to crash the party.
A young orca delighted a Vancouver whale-watching tour by putting on a show, entertainmening the crowd with a series of belly flops.
It will be weeks before marine mammal experts know whether the whale who was likely hit will survive.
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"The whales were so close you could touch them."
Newfoundland is unlike any other province in Canada. With 29,000 kilometers of coastline (including Labrador), boasting the most eastern part of North America at Cape Spear, the topography is constantly changing, and with it the adventures and activities you can do.
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Five ways to have a whale of a time while trying to catch a glimpse of Shamu.
Le Québec maritime
The maritime region in Quebec, Canada is rich in scenery, wildlife, culture and culinary discoveries that are just waiting to take your breath away.
Québec’s maritime region is rich in scenery, wildlife, culture and culinary discoveries that are just waiting to take your breath away.
There were 27 people onboard the whale-watching vessel.
Long in the shadow of Tofino, its more famous neighbour to the north, Ucluelet is an unpretentious working harbour town that's becoming a popular wild west coast getaway. Today, it offers visitors everything from whale watching and kayaking excursions to fresh dining options, as well as a range of accommodations.
How rare was Saturday's "double breach" by two humpback whales off the Newfoundland coast? Whale guide Joe O'Brien says it's the first he's seen during his 30 years in the business. "I can't tell you...
Depending on who you ask, happiness might be a warm gun or a fish you can't catch. But ask Julie Rossman to show you what happiness looks like and you'll come across this: Rossman was on a whale watc...