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PRINCESS ROYAL ISLAND, GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST, BC, CANADA (October 22, 2009) King Pacific Lodge will again offer its Whale of an Experience program during the 2010 summer season.  The unique activity provides guests the opportunity to  participate first-hand in the whale research being professionally conducted in Barnard Harbor and the surrounding waters by lodge partner, Cetacealab. 


During the day long outing, Cetacealab’s new “research assistants” will receive an introduction to the acoustic traditions of resident and transient orca as well as humpback whales, followed by a boat survey during which guests will attempt to take ID photographs of the giant mammals and listen to the whales’ vocalizations.  Guests will also take part in data gathering such as whale behavior, location, and direction of travel.  Upon request, progress reports and sightings of the whales studied will be sent regularly to guests upon their arrival home. 


The exclusive Whale of an Experience Program, the first of its kind in British Columbia, is limited to two guests per day. Price: C$300 per person and C$500 per couple. (Reservations can be made at time of room booking; price and program offerings subject to change).


King Pacific Lodge’s essential mission as a "triple bottom line" company emphasizes a deep respect for the land, for the people of the land, and an understanding that sustainable tourism in such a rare and special place can only flourish when guests from around the world share that same feeling.  The bottom line for King Pacific Lodge is that all components must work together harmoniously for any one of them to succeed.  It is something that imbues all that the lodge does.


About Cetacealab

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) placed orcas and humpback whales on the threatened list in November 2001.


The following year, whale researchers Hermann Meuter and Janie Wray, built their research lab (and home) on remote Gill Island, in Taylor Bight and now conduct year-round research of these cetaceans along the north coast of BC. The name of this facility is Cetacealab. A network of hydrophone stations in strategic locations, 60-80 feet under water, transmits whale vocalizations back to Cetacealab where they are digitally recorded and analyzed. Visit .


About King Pacific Lodge

King Pacific, A Rosewood Resort is a 17-room floating luxury wilderness lodge located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in Gitga'at territory along the central coast of British Columbia.  For more information: or call 1-888-592-5464.


About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua.   Rosewood recently launched a new spa brand - Sense, A Rosewood Spa® - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place®.  For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit



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