Since launching in 2018, The Narwhal has won eight national journalism awards. In March 2020, The Narwhal was featured by the Solutions Journalism Network for its work using conflict mediation-informed reporting techniques to advance solutions to vexing issues. In 2020, The Narwhal broke several major stories in the national press, including revealing the B.C. government knew about major problems at the Site C hydroelectric dam more than a year before telling the public. The Narwhal’s reporting is routinely picked up by The Globe and Mail, CBC and The Toronto Star.