Whale Watching in Tofino, BC (Part 1: Animals) One little indulgence Katy and I allowed ourselves on our Western Canada trip was a whale-watching tour in Tofino, BC. On the recommendation of a family member who has lived on Vancouver Island for a few years, we booked a late-morning cruise with Weigh West Marine Resort. We weren't disappointed. The combination of good weather, a fast boat and a knowledgeable captain made the $80/person cruise well worth it. But let's leave the talk to a minimum. Here's a whale.