Pedder Bay Marina sign
Dolphins, courtesy of Laskeek Bay Conservation Society
Gray Whale Near Shipwreck Point
Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina
925 Pedder Bay Drive, Victoria, BC V9C 4H1
Boat Launch, Camping, Lodging, Picnic Facilities, Restrooms, Trails, Wheelchair Accessible
The Strait of Juan de Fuca connects the inland waters of the Salish Sea to the Pacific Ocean and serves as the main hihway for shipping traffic in British Columbia and Washington State. This busy waterway is also home to many cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), including an endangered population of salmon-eating killer whales known as the southern residents and a threatened population of mammal-eating killer whales known as Bigg’s (transients).
The Strait of Juan de Fuca connects the Pacific Ocean to the Salish Sea, and is a crucial passageway for orcas, humpback whales, gray whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals. Look south from the sign to the Strait, and watch for spouts, dorsal fins, or splashing and surface disturbance.