Killer whale sightings in Vancouver's False Creek thrill onlookers
Transient orcas were spotted in Vancouver's waters on Wednesday afternoon
If you were near False Creek this afternoon you may have been treated to an uncommon sight — killer whales making a rare appearance in Vancouver's waterways.
The whales, identified by the Vancouver Aquarium as transient or Bigg's killer whales, could be spotted near the Cambie Street Bridge and Stamp's Landing.
Boaters sitting in the inlet stood still, filming the animals as they went by.
In April, a pod of killer whales passing under the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Vancouver had the same effect on people walking along the seawall: everyone stopped to gawk.
Watch the orcas swim through False Creek on Wednesday:
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Pod of orcas taking a casual cruise through False Creek this afternoon. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vancouver?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Vancouver</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Awesome?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Awesome</a> <a href="https://t.co/7phOrWK7Wd">pic.twitter.com/7phOrWK7Wd</a>—@matthewkeevil
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