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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Wednesday, March 3 2021

Sorry to report that we're now taking a waitlist on our 10 day Great Bear Rainforest kayak trips. Please take a look at our 6 and 9 day Mothership Adventures of this area, which centre on kayaking. more