CAMPBELL RIVER, BC – Nick Templeman says it was a cool sight to see.

That sight was a rare white killer whale.

Templeman owns and operates the Campbell River Whale & Bear tours. He says he just toured on Saturday when he received the news that a bunch of whales was down Seymour Narrows, north of Campbell River.

He and some friends went to the area and saw the cocoon go by.

But one of them was silver with white markings, which is rare to witness.

"It's really cool. It was different to shoot and different from watching," Templeman said.

It adds the pod is also rare in this area.

"The gang itself is unique. They are not what we call the transient internal coastal gang. They are not those who stay on the inland shore. "

"So for me and Campbell River, there are at least three seasons of anyone who sees them."

The silver-white killer whale was given the T46-B1B and also caters for the name Tl & uk, a word from the Salish Coast for "moon".

He says the killer whale is indescribable and many people want to see at least a glimpse.

"It's good to spread the word. But will he appear again? They dispersed now and we just followed sightings along the coast. But as far as seeing him again, I do not know.