Posted by: cherylyoung | May 4, 2013

JOHNSTONE STRAIT IS HOME TO THE LARGEST RESIDENT POD OF KILLER WHALES IN THE WORLD

 

Johnstone Strait is a deep and narrow glacier-carved

 passage located between the east coast of Vancouver

Island  and the British Columbia mainland, extending

roughly  from Telegraph Cove in the north to

 Rock Bay in the south.

 Johnstone Strait serves as an important thoroughfare

 for marine vessels that include cargo freighters and

cruise ships bound for Alaska in the summer months.

Bordered by the Queen Charlotte Strait to the west

and Discovery Passage to the east, gentle conditions

 prevail in the sheltered waters of Johnstone Strait,

where the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations are the

traditional gatekeepers, having lived here for thousands

of years and still call the area home.

To experience a tranquillity that passes all description,

paddle these waters where whales rub and salmon run

 in summer months.

Sea kayaking is fabulous in these protected waters.

 

 There are several staging areas, including Telegraph

 Cove, which is the place to begin exploring Johnstone

 Strait and Robson Bight.

At Telegraph Cove you’ll find a boat launch and moorage,

 as well as fishing licences, tackle, and bait for sale.

 

This is also a prime staging area for whale-watching

tours and kayak departures.

 Long-term parking can be arranged here for those setting

out on extended boating trips in Johnstone Strait.

 

Johnstone Strait is home to the largest resident pod of

 killer whales (orcas) in the world, with a population

 of approximately 200 whales.

 There is no better place to view these amazing

marine mammals.

 

In addition to the orcas that can be viewed around

 Robson Bight, Johnstone Strait offers up a wide variety

 of other marine life, including minke, humpback and

 grey whales,

 Pacific white sided dolphins, harbour porpoises,

Dall’s porpoises, harbour seals and Steller’s sea lions.

 Bald eagles and an abundance of seabirds will also

be encountered in the area.Location:

 Johnstone Strait is located off the east coast

of Vancouver Island, bordered by Queen Charlotte Strait

 to the west and Discovery Passage to the east.

 

 The 87-kilometre waterway stretches from Chatham

Point to Hanson Island, with Vancouver Island to the

 south and the rugged coast of the BC mainland to

 the north.

CHERYL C YOUNG

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY B C. www.cherylyoung.ca

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