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Opened July 16, 2021

THE LONELIEST WHALE is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz Whale,” which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As the film embarks on this engrossing journey, audiences will explore what this whale’s lonely plight can teach us — not just about our changing relationship to the oceans, but to each other.

 Executive Produced with Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier.


Opened July 16 2021

The Royal Ontario Museum's new exhibit showcases their commitment to Canada’s iconic North Atlantic whales. The blue whale exhibit is expanding to add  two new whale skeletons: the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and the deep diving sperm whale. Great Whales compares these three unique giants, from their size and diet to their intelligence and evolution, while highlighting the extensive ongoing research and conservation efforts being undertaken to save these mammals from extinction. The ROM invites you to dive in and discover these incredible great whales of Canada's east coast, their complex relationships with humans, and what we can do to save them.

The work of the Canadian Whale Institute, the Campobello Whale Rescue Team and a memorial for Joe Howlett will be important components of the exhibit.

ROM Curator Conversation  

North Atlantic Right Whales & the Dangers of Fishing Gear


Wednesday, July 28

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT



Join the Canadian Whale Institute’s Mackie Greene in conversation with Mark Engstrom and Mark Peck to discuss whale rescue and conservation centred on the Canadian East Coast.

Learn more about and register for this free on-line event.  (Registration Required. 

Coming Fall 2021

last of the right whales

The Canadian Whale Institute is partnering with HitPlay Productions to develop an educational campaign around the release of this documentary that follows the North Atlantic right whale migration from the  calving grounds to the shifting feeding grounds, with the people committed to saving a species still struggling to recover from centuries of hunting. It explores how climate change is forcing right whales further north in search of food, putting them on a collision course with deadly ships and fishing gear.

Summer 2022

Marine Mammal Summer Camp!

Plan on joining us in Summer 2022 - stay tuned for details!

We will be offering the 2022 Canadian Whale Institute/Saint Mary's University Summer Camp.  We look forward to running it again next year, so be sure to check back! You can find more information on our summer camp here.

Summer 2021

Marine Mammal Summer Camp!

Cancelled due to Covid 19 Restrictions

We are disappointed to announce that due to COVID-19 restrictions and limitations we will not be hosting the 2021 Canadian Whale Institute/Saint Mary's University Summer Camp.  We look forward to running it again in 2022, so be sure to check back! You can find more information on our summer camp here.