Whale Trail expands to Campbell River, Texada Island
Whale Trail signage at Campbell River terminal (Photo supplied by: BC Ferries)
Just in time for World Whale Day (Feb. 21st), BC Ferries is expanding Whale Trail B.C. locations to its Campbell River and Blubber Bay terminals.
In partnership with the Whale Trail, the DFO and Ocean Wise, interpretive signs have been installed at the two terminals, offering a shore-based site to view marine mammals along the Pacific Coast.
“Expanding the Whale Trail B.C. is another way to embrace conservation, research and environmental stewardship,” says Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Corrine Storey.
Based in Seattle, the Whale Trail is a non-profit organization that aims 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 – 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 BCCSN since 1975, so it decided to jump on board and join the Whale Trail last year with three initial locations at the Tsawwassen, Little River and Langdale terminals.
While viewing the new terminal signage, customers are reminded to wear a non-medical mask or face covering.