Victoria is one of the best places in the world to see whales. Our waters have 3 resident pods (over 80), lots of transient killer whales, lots of Humpback whales and some Minke whales and some Grey Whales. In addition we have lots of sea lion colonies most of the year and a whole lot more. 2014 has been an exceptional year, presumably because of large fish stocks. One of the local tour operators reported seeing all three of the resident pods just 2 days ago. The resident population is usually here from May to September and here it is almost December. The video show some transient whales that were on a hunt and boy did the fly through the water at horrendous speed. Whales are such magnificent creatures to watch in their natural habitat and there is no place that I know of where you can see this with such regularity and so close to Victoria. Juan de Fuca Strait and Haro Strait and often Active Pass where the BC Ferry route is from Victoria to Vancouver are all common places to find whales. The shores of San Juan Island, an American Island about 5 miles East of Victoria is a very common place to find the resident pods. Come for a visit and enjoy the whales.