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Sea Kayaking Amid Killer Whales in British Columbia

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Operator: Pacific Northwest
Expeditions

British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait, a glacier-carved channel between the mainland and
Vancouver Island, offers intrepid sea kayakers a chance to get up close and personal with killer
whales. Surrounded by the glaciated peaks of the Coastal Range, you’ll witness pods of orcas
feeding on the annual salmon runs, which go only through October. Other likely animal sightings:
humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Dall’s porpoises, minke whales, even black
bears and grizzlies. You’ll also take short hikes in the mountainous Pacific rainforest from
your beach camp at Spyhop Point, a quiet spot with roomy tents under towering hemlock and Sitka
spruce trees.

Cost: $880, four days.

Best Affordable Fall Adventures

Sea Kayaking Amid Killer Whales in British Columbia

Operator: Pacific Northwest
Expeditions

British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait, a glacier-carved channel between the mainland and
Vancouver Island, offers intrepid sea kayakers a chance to get up close and personal with killer
whales. Surrounded by the glaciated peaks of the Coastal Range, you’ll witness pods of orcas
feeding on the annual salmon runs, which go only through October. Other likely animal sightings:
humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Dall’s porpoises, minke whales, even black
bears and grizzlies. You’ll also take short hikes in the mountainous Pacific rainforest from
your beach camp at Spyhop Point, a quiet spot with roomy tents under towering hemlock and Sitka
spruce trees.

Cost: $880, four days.

Courtesy of Pacific Northwest Expeditions

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