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.

Weather Conditions in Port McNeill (20 minutes  north of Telegraph Cove)

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Saturday, February 16 2019

Here in Victoria the snow is dissipating which we hope is a sign that spring is around the corner. While many others remain locked in winter's grasp, most everyone (except for the die-hard skiers) are thinking of warmer weather. And from my corner of the world, this translates to kayak vacations. In particular, our trips to Haida Gwaii, Johnstone Strait and Broken Group are gathering speed, with a number of departures sold out and some others having one or two seats remaining. Please use our search engine to select a date and trip - if the departure you want is booked please let me know.  If the demand is there, I might be able to put on another departure. 

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