Description of Telegraph Cove

Telegraph Cove (pop. 20) is located on the Broughton Strait, on Vancouver Island’s northeast coast. The community is the launching point into a pristine marine environment that includes the vast marine park known as the Broughton Archipelago; the famous orca rubbing beaches of Robson Bight; and Johnstone Strait, an inside passage marine route.

In 1912, Telegraph Cove was a one-room station, the northern terminus of a telegraph line that began in Campbell River and stretched from tree to tree along Vancouver Island's east coast. Over the years pioneers developed a lumber mill, salmon saltery and fish storage warehouses. As the 1970’s dawned, these industries yielded to recreational boaters and wildlife watching companies. Today nature is the key industry:  whale watching, grizzly bear viewing and kayaking are the village’s biggest draws. Some of our kayak tours of Johnstone Strait depart from Telegraph Cove.

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"One of the Best Holidays of My Life"

Tuesday, February 9 2016

Here's a fantastic comment we received from Ann after her kayak vacation last August, her second Vancouver Island Kayak tour.

Scott, As we spoke earlier I can't thank you enough for being the facilitator in what truly has to be the best or at at least one of the best holidays of my life.  I only say one as my husband is not here and I wish he could have experienced the wonders of British Columbia nature first hand.

I had two wonderful but very different kayak trips.  The first to the Broken Island Group and the second up here in Port Mc Neil.  I enjoyed both for different reasons.  Different geographies. Wildlife and also fellow travellers on the trip but both wonderfully well organised and the natural beauty of this place speaks for itself.

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