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Named for a coastal telegraph station built a century ago, this renowned whale watching outpost retains its original character as one of the West Coast’s last remaining boardwalk communities. Guided kayak, wildlife and grizzy bear tours depart regularly during the May to October season. No guarantees, but Johnstone Strait is known as one of the most surefire places in the world to see orcas in the wild. Stay in cabins, condos, the lodge, campgrounds and RV parks. Hire a pro for sports fishing expeditions. Or moor pleasure craft in full-service marinas. Cafés, a restaurant, pub and the must-see Whale Interpretive Centre are part of the experience.

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Explore the realm of the killer and humpback whales. We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our coast, and it shows in the way we run our…

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Kayak in killer whale territory at our glamping basecamp in Johnstone Strait or join an kayaking expedition through the world renown waters of Desolation Sound Discovery Islands. No previous kayaking…

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Our mission at Farewell Harbour Lodge is simple, to enable our guests to experience the profound beauty of the Broughton Archipelago and Great Bear Rainforest. We do that by…

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Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years! With locations in both Victoria &…

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Get up close and personal with British Columbia’s grizzly bears on an intimate and immersive wildlife watching experience. Join First Nation guides on a tour through the awe-inspiring waterways of…

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AWE Adventures offers multi-day kayaking tours and kayak rentals for Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago from our base in Telegraph Cove. Experience the majesty of kayaking with whales. Our…

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Guided kayaking tours focused on low impact viewing of spectacular North Vancouver Island wildlife. Day tours of 2 to 7 hours; Multi-day, all inclusive guided tours using our 6 base…

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Join us in our 31st year as we explore the pristine waters of Vancouver Island. We offer expeditions paddling with Orcas in Johnstone Strait, ancient rain forests with towering Cedars…

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Telegraph Cove Through the eyes of the travellers

Things to do in Telegraph Cove

  1. Voted one of Canada’s most picturesque villages by travel writers, historic Telegraph Cove is known world-wide as a departure point for whale-watching expeditions in Johnstone Strait. Half-day and longer tours with onboard biologists providing the colour commentary depart regularly during the May to October season.
  2. Grizzly bear excursions from Telegraph Cove to Knight Inlet on the BC mainland take groups within binocular distance of these towering giants in their natural habitat.
  3. The Whale Interpretive Centre is a must-visit before or after a sightseeing trip out to sea. View skeletons of the region’s major aquatic species, watch videos, learn about conservation efforts and let the youngsters playfully educate themselves in the “kid’s corner.”
  1. Linger in Telegraph Cove, one of the West Coast’s last remaining boardwalk communities. Book a kayak or a fishing charter. Fuel up at a restaurant, pub or café. And stay overnight at a nice variety of accommodations ranging from historic cabins to campgrounds and RV parks.