Upcoming Events

Coming to Canada on June 18

The award winning documentary that looks at the threat to North Atlantic Right Whales from entanglement in fishing gear and the efforts to save this endangered, iconic species. 

ENTANGLED is scheduled to open in select theatres:  
June 18 - Montreal and Vancouver
June 25 - Halifax, Moncton, St. John's, Victoria and Calgary

Learn more and watch the trailer. The Canadian Whale Institute is pleased to be supporting the launch of this important film in Canada.

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.


Opens Summer 2021

The Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto, will be opening a new exhibit that showcases the ROM’s 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.

They're Here!

Canadian Whale Institute &

Campobello Whale Rescue 

T-Shirts and Hoodies are on Campobello! 


The on-line shop is closed, for now. But these items will be available on Campobello Island for a limited time - at Mac's Island Market.


Watch on YouTube

Missed our May 3, 2021 Webinar: The North Atlantic right whales and their allies?

 Watch it on YouTube .

See the Downeast Coastal Conservancy presentation by the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, as we discuss the current status of right whales, what’s being done to protect them and how fishermen, shipping companies, governments and scientists are coming together in common cause.

You’ll get the scientific background as well as a description of the situations encountered by the team that frees whales from entanglements.

Speakers include:
Moira Brown – Senior Scientist
Mackie Greene – Director of the Whale Rescue Program
Robert Fitzsimmons – Whale Rescue Crew
Sebastian Teunissen – Executive Director


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.