For whale watchers, there’s one country that is almost guaranteed to provide viewing of a wide variety of whales – Canada. Both the Eastern and Western Coast offer a huge range of viewing possibilities and there’s a decent industry supporting the safe viewing of these fabulous creatures. On the Western coast most of the best options are centered around British Columbia.
Along the coast of British Columbia you’ll find one of the highest numbers of Orcas in the world. These whales are also known as killer whales and you’re almost certain to get a sighting if you go in the right season – from April to October is the best time. You can see other species outside this time, gray whales appear in Spring around March as part of their migration. Good based are Vancouver Island, more specifically Steveston.
For visitors from outside Canada, obviously local knowledge is going to be difficult. However one useful tip is to find national and local TV stations and start watching a few weeks before you go. Although many of the big Canadian broadcasters restrict access outside Canada, there are some you can access over the internet using a Canadian proxy to bypass blocks.
For many travellers, using the internet is an essential tool for and during their trip. Unfortunately although Canada has many free and accessible Wi-fi access points available in all sorts of places there is still the issue of security. Many of these access points are insecure and so should not be used to access any personal or private details like email and banking sites. If you do need to access these, then make sure you invest in a fast VPN which will both encrypt your connection and allow some flexibility in accessing remote sites.
If you’re spending a while in Canada, then an investment in something like Netflix is definitely worth it for some evening entertainment. Your Netflix subscription will work in Canada, however if you want to access the US version which has lots more movies and films then try this useful guidance – American DNS for Netflix.
For overall security and complete flexibility in accessing sites in the US, UK and all over Europe then it’s worth investing a proper VPN solution which allows access to servers internationally. These are more than specific, individual servers but sophisticated solutions which offer access to many different servers all across the world. This flexibility allows user to remain completely secure and confidential – this interesting piece entitled How to block my IP address explains more.