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Friday, August 18, 2017

Vancouver Travel—Whale Watching

Based on Google Search results, the following two locations near Vancouver are top whale watching spots in North America:
Later I have watched below video and found out  about Vancouver Whale Watch located in Richmond, British Columbia.


Here is a travelogue that chronicles my whale watching experience in a beautiful summer morning. As the photos reveal, there is no whale spotted on that day. However, the whole trip was still very rewarding and the tour company also gave us a free pass with no expiry date for future whale watching.

How to Get There


To reach Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, you can:


For both routes, you can:


Photos


Below photos (click to enlarge) were taken on 07/30/2017.  In the morning, it was cloudy.  But, during the day, it turned sunny (temperature: 28°C).  Before the tour, I have decided to visit the nearby Garry Point Park first.  Boy!  I was glad that I have made that decision and been rewarded with some gorgeous views of shorelines.

Around 8:30 am, I walked from the Park to the Fisherman's Wharf.  There were already a crowd of tourists there.  However, I was able to book a trip on the Express  (a 45 passenger zodiac style vessel).  The whole trip on the water took about 4 hours.



 Garry Point Park



Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf




References

  1. Visit Richmond, BC (video)
  2. Vancouver Whale Watch
    • 12240 Second Ave #210, Richmond, BC V7E 3L8, Canada
  3. Richmond/Delta/Tsawwassen