Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Daily – 3 Hour Whale watching Tours

Campbell River small group tours – 6 people Max

 lots of room to move – covered boat – washroom facilities  – No emursion suits required

Private tour options are available!


The best whale watching for families on Vancouver Island is right here in Campbell River!

The Salish Sea is protected from the open ocean swells from the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Vancouver Island. With the calmer waters come the pacific herring and in turn brings the upper food chain. The 5 species of wild salmon will then feast on them before returning to the rivers to spawn. The regions large number of seals and sea lions are here to feed on the both of them.

In the spring the Humpback whales leave the breeding grounds of Hawaii and  Mexico, with many returning to the feeding grounds of the Salish Sea. Campbell River has quickly become “home of the Humpback” for our spring, summer and fall.

We have 2 types of Orca here in British Columbia, Resident killer whales and Transient killer whales. The resident killer whales eat the salmon and the transients eat everything else!

Campbell River is Vancouver islands main corridor for the 360+ known transient killer whales in the Salish Sea. This allows the orca to move north and south in search of the seals, sea lions and dolphins to feed the family.

We operate under very strict rules and guidelines for whale watching here in B.C making sure that these beautiful animals are not disturbed and harassed as they go about their lives.


– 100m or 110yards away from Humpback Whales

– 400m or 440yards away from Orca without a permit

50North is recognized by Transport Canada and has authorization and permit for 2023 that allows the vessel to view non-Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW) at a minimum distance of 200m, as per the Marine Mammal Regulations.

2024 Rates:  

$150 per person Canadian Dollars – $CA

(Not including taxes)

Taxes 15% (GST & Fuel Levy)

  • Small intimate groups with a maximum of 6 people – minimum 4
  • Covered boat with private washroom facilities
  • Room to move about for great photography & video opportunity 
  • Hydrophone on board for listening to the whales talk
  • We would much appreciate it if guests didn’t wear heavy black sole hiking boots for a day on the water. A pair of running shoes or bare feet is so much more comfortable anyway!