Voted one of the ten best “towns in Canada to visit” by travel writers (Harrowsmith Magazine), Telegraph Cove is an iconic destination for thousands of visitors every year. Famed for its ecotourism and postcard waterfront setting, Telegraph Cove is tucked away on the eastern coast of Northern Vancouver Island in one of the last untouched areas of the North American continent. We take pride in being able to present it to the public in as close to the original condition as possible. Suites, cabin rentals, a marina, a campground/full service RV park have brought Telegraph Cove resolutely into the 21st century.
Whales, bald eagles, dolphins, porpoises, otters, bears and an endless and diverse list of marine and forest animals inhabit the surrounding area.
- Whale Watching Tours
- Self-guided Historical Boardwalk Tour
- Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours
- Cultural Tours
- Kayak Tours
- Whale Interpretive Center
- Fishing Charters
- Great Hiking Trail
The fishing areas around Telegraph Cove are not only surrounded by spectacular scenery, but also contain some of the most consistent salt water sports fishing on the BC coast. Most new fishermen to the area are amazed and delighted at how calm the waters are the majority of the season.
As salmon migrate between Vancouver Island and the BC coast, they funnel down through Johnstone Strait, making for great fishing within 20 minutes of our harbour at Telegraph Cove.
Chinook fishing starts in May and carries on to the middle of September. Pinks start arriving in early July and are in the area until early September. Sockeye arrive late July and last till late August.
Fly fishing for salmon (pink, and sockeye) in the salt water is also popular. Halibut, Ling Cod and Yellow-eye Rockfish are the preferred bottom fish for anglers around Telegraph with halibut up to 264 lbs, ling cod up to 72 lbs and Yellow-eye up to 32 lbs. Crabbing and prawning can also be very good.