Telegraph Cove Travel Guide
Welcome to Telegraph Cove!In 1912 the Campbell River telegraph line reached its terminus at a sheltered harbour on Vancouver Island's northeastern coast. Named Telegraph Cove, at the time the first resident was a single technician working from a lonely one-room cabin. In the 1920s a tiny and eclectic community led by the Wastell family ran a sawmill and cannery from the shoreline, creating a purposeful and elaborate system of boardwalks that still connect colourful wooden buildings built on stilts, appearing to cheerfully wade into the waters of the cove.
Boat tours to the nearby Robson Bight offers amazing views of orcas rubbing themselves on barnacle-encrusted rocks, and the breathtaking humpback whale often surfaces. Populations of dolphins, sea lions, seals, porpoises and otters populate the Broughton Archipelago, and the world-class fishing of Blackfish Sound includes stocks of halibut, salmon, sockeye and Coho. Black bears are a common sight, and even the elusive grizzly can be spotted expertly hunting for salmon along the shores. Its historic value, atmospheric location and access to numerous outdoor adventures makes Telegraph Cove one of Canada's must-see vacation destinations.
Visitors to the Whale Interpretive Centre can expect to learn all about the killer whale, through informal and interactive displays and activities.
Hotels & Motels
Farewell Harbour Resort is a remote fishing lodge on Berry Island.