Whale Trail Sign at Fred and Bette Cotton Park
View across Active Pass
Spyhop! (Yves Tiberghien)
Surfacing Orca (Yves Tiberghien)
Orcas passing Cotton Park, September 2020 (Yves Tiberghien)
Orcas near Cotton Park (Yves Tiberghien)
Diving Humpback (Yves Tiberghien)
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J1, Canada
Picnic Facilities, Trails
The Fred and Bette Cotton Community Park overlooks Active Pass and Georgia Strait, which are home to abundant and diverse marine mammal species. Download a map of hiking trails on Mayne Island, including directions to Cotton Park here.
WHERE THE WHALES ARE
Look across Active Pass and out into Georgia Strait to spot whale blows. In the summer months, keep a lookout for southern resident orcas traveling east through the Pass. Humpback whales are increasingly seen here too. River otters, harbor seals, and harbor porpoise are commonly seen. Follow hiking trails along the shore for closer views.