The Robson Bight Ecological Reserve was established in 1982 as a protected area for the Northern Resident killer whale, or Orca population. The area hosts a couple of beaches that have been traditionally used by this poulation of whales as rubbing beaches. Not only is the water surrounding the area protected to the extent that entering it is prohibited, but the upland area has been protecetd from logging in an attempt to preserve this unique area.
While we may not enter, our multi-day kayak trips will paddle to the boundaries of the reserve. Just because we may not enter does not mean we will not see killer whales. The range of this poulation encompases a large area of Johnstone Strait and into Queen Charlotte Strait. In fact we are more likely to see them elsewhere.