Johnstone Strait, BC
The Johnstone Strait is the channel along the north east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a major navigation channel on the west coast of North America. It is the preferred channel for vessels from the Georgia Strait leaving to the north of Vancouver Island through the Queen Charlotte Strait bound for Prince Rupert, Queen Charlotte Islands, Alaska, and the North Pacific Ocean, and for southbound vessels from those areas bound for the Port of Vancouver. The Strait is home to orca whales during the summer months, which are often seen by kayakers and boaters packed with tourists.