in July 2017 Bowen Island became part of the Whale Trail, which is a series of sites along the Pacific Northwest coast where the public may view orcas, other cetaceans and marine mammals from shore.
The mission of the Whale Trail is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails along the Salish Sea and the Pacific Coast. This is:
- Increasing awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species
- Connecting visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife, and their habitat
- Inspiring stewardship and building community
- Promoting land-based whale watching
Pebble Beach (also called Cape Roger Curtis Beach) at Cape Roger Curtis is an ideal spot for viewing orcas and other marine life from on shore. You’ll find an interpretive Whale Trail sign there, unveiled on July 29th, 2017.
The Conservancy is pleased to be part of this initiative, with the Bowen Nature Club, the Bowen Island Municipality, and the BC Cetacean Sightings Network.