Local Events

For 11 years, June has been proclaimed Orca Awareness Month by the Governor of Washington — and for the first time in 2016 Orca Awareness Month was celebrated in Oregon and in British Columbia as well! Explore other events and photos on twitter with #orcamonth.

2017 Events

*Featured Event* Sunday, June 4th – Orca Month Kick-Off and Tribute to Granny J2
View photos from the event here!

Sunday, May 28th – Orca Month Proclamation

Thursday, June 1st – Green Drinks

Thursday, June 1st – “The Unknown Sea” Film Screening

Saturday, June 3rd – Whales In Your Neighborhood

Saturday, June 3rd – The Day of the Orca

Sunday June 4th – Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films

Friday, June 9th – NOAA Open House

Saturday, June 10th – Orcas In Our Midst Workshop

Saturday, June 10th – Hour For The Ocean: Beach Clean Up

Saturday, June 10th – Orca Hat Craft

Tuesday, June 13th – Orcas Love Raingardens

Wednesday, June 14th – Pub Talk

Wednesday, June 14th – Marine Evening

Saturday, June 17th – Orca Celebration and Action Day 

Saturday, June 17th – Fernfest

Saturday, June 17th – Orca Awareness Month

Tuesday, June 20th – Retire Lolita demonstration

Thursday, June 22nd – Active Oceans: How the ECHO Program is working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on whales in the Salish Sea”

Saturday, June 24th – Orca Sing

Saturday, June 24th & Sunday, June 25th – Orca Awareness Celebration

Saturday, June 24th – Port Townsend Orca Fest – Summer Kick Off

Saturday, June 24th – World Oceans Day

Sunday, June 25th – Two If By Land, One If By Sea: Oil Transport Threatens The Salish Sea – Outdoor Family Event
See photos from the event here!

Wednesday, June 28th – Our Toxic Orcas


Orca Spotting – Around The Salish Sea

Throughout the year, especially on warm summer days, you might spot a pod of Southern Resident orcas. If you happen to be boating, please follow the BeWhaleWise.org regulations and guidelines, and stay at least 200 yards from the orcas. Visit Orca Network’s Sighting Page to find recent sightings or post your report and share photos!