Granville Island Getaway

Exploration, Promotion, Story, Weekly Blog

Before Granville Island became what it is today, it once was used as a local fishing area for First Nations tribes. These are the ancestral lands for three nations; the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Today it is a small tourist mecca offering a range of culture, art, food, shops, entertainment and adventure – the… Read more »

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Tales of Telegraph Cove

Exploration, Promotion, Story, Weekly Blog

Nestled in a bay along the northern coastline of Vancouver Island, on the traditional land of the Namgis First Nation, lies a small village known as Telegraph Cove. The name was coined by Alfred Maemaduke in 1912 and referred to the telegraph lineman’s station that pioneers, loggers and others of industry would use. Today, Telegraph… Read more »

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Sizzling Summer Special!

Promotion, Story, Weekly Blog

Hey Victoria – The summer is here, and while we all need to be safe and careful, it’s still important to enjoy some outdoor fun in the sun – provided we continue to make the right choices. Prince of Whales, and our amazing neighbours Milestones, have teamed up to provide a great way to spend… Read more »

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Whale Watching Boat OG Family

Memories of a Whale Watcher’s Daughter

Story

It was a bright, cloudless day in early April and we were seated on the sun-drenched deck of the Prince of Whales Whale Watching’s stunning, 95 passenger Salish Sea Dream catamaran. Elspeth McGillivray, the daughter of this Victoria-staple company’s owner, Alan, was here to speak with us about growing up under her entrepreneurial father, and to offer her own insight into the ever-evolving operations behind this family-owned, eco-adventure business.

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Marine Conservation: More Than Just A Catchphrase

Conservation, Story

Marine Conservation. Ecology Preservation. Sometimes it’s difficult to see these words as more than mere catchphrases. But we’ve grown to believe in the genuine meaning behind them. When your days are spent on the water, you not only develop a relationship with the life below you, but a love for the environment that encompasses that marine life.

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Engine Innovation

Conservation, Innovation, Story

Prince of Whales Whale Watching is constantly searching for ways to update its vessels and lead in innovation. Its newest in-operation vessel, the Salish Sea Dream was fitted with jets in place of props to propel it on the water safely and efficiently.

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International Women’s Day

Story

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, a worldwide initiative to recognize women for their achievements, regardless of their area of expertise. Women play an important role in every sector and walk of life, and today is the day that we take a moment to acknowledge the vital role that humans who identify as women play… Read more »

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New state-of-the-art ship to help reduce noise and environmental footprint

Conservation, Education, Exploration, Innovation, Story, Whale Sightings

VICTORIA – The Salish Sea Dream, Prince of Whales’ new $3.5 million environmentally-friendly custom-built catamaran has had such a successful inaugural season running unique whale watching day trips between Vancouver and Victoria and Victoria and Butchart Gardens, that the company has just placed an order for another state-of-the-art ship that will be even more environmentally… Read more »

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