Sharing the lives of orcas with the world

We have been collecting and creating footage of orcas since the 1970s. Paul’s vision has always been to share in the lives of these majestic whales without interfering. We are incredibly fortunate to be situated in prime orca summer habitat, where we can watch them for hours on end from shore.

Our footage is acquired through a network of land-based cameras – operated remotely from the lab – and from our two viewing platforms in Blackney Pass and Johnstone Strait. Over the years, we have had incredible help from many volunteers who have been able to produce some beautiful clips and short films with the footage we acquire

Award-winning films

Generations of Sound


An exploration of the work of Helena Symonds and her life dedicated to the greater understanding of the acoustic traditions of the Northern Resident Orca population.

It’s Time to Listen


A collaboration between OrcaLab, Wild Bus Films, and Hakai Magazine. It details the story of an exciting new installation of hydrophones deployed during the global pandemic.

From the Rubbing Beaches

A sample of videos from our remote cameras situated inside the protected Robson Bight Ecological Reserve, streamed through You can watch events like these LIVE during summer by tuning in to our live streams.

Beautiful morning rub

Sept, 2022

Blue dawn with A1 pod

Aug, 2022

A5 pod at Strider

Sept, 2020

Watch live!

The Northern Resident orcas are often busy at the rubbing beaches or foraging nearby from July to September. During the quieter months, our cameras are tuned into the barking Stellar Sea Lions, breaching humpbacks and myriad birds that frequent the area.

WDC monthly updates

Monthly orca adoption updates for our partners at Whale & Dolphin Conservation.

Megan Hockin-Bennett

Natural History Camera Operator

Behind the lens

Videographer Megan Hockin-Bennett produces our in-house films, WDC adoption updates, and highlight reels from our remote cameras. She has over 10 years of experience in the industry and 12 years at OrcaLab. For further inquiries, licensing, and collaborations please get in touch.

Daily highlights

Daily highlights from our live cameras on made by OrcaLab assistant, Tomoko.

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You can find all of our best footage, live camera highlights, short films, and adoption videos on YouTube. Subscribe, Like and Share!

Listen now

Stream our live hydrophone audio