North Island Kayak is located right next to the boat ramp in Telegraph Cove on the East coast of Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), Canada. Travel to our location will typically require some advance planning; the resources on this page cover some of the methods one may use to get here. Once you have found your way to Telegraph Cove, we are very easy to find; just look for the kayaks lined up ready to go.
Unfortunately there is no public transport that will get you all the way to Telegraph Cove. The closest public transport destination is Port McNeil located a 30 minute taxi ride away.
Should you have any questions or require any form of travel advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our GPS co-ordinates are N50°32’49” W126°49’56”
Our Street Address is 1660 Telegraph Cove Road, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N3J0.
How to get to Telegraph Cove by car from Vancouver
Take ferry from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Departure Bay (Nanaimo) see BC Ferries for rates and schedules. Crossing takes approximately 1 ½ to 2 hrs. An alternate crossing is available from Tsawwassen (South Vancouver) to Duke Point (South Nanaimo). This crossing is somewhat better for you if you are coming from the US border or Vancouver International Airport.
Once you get to Nanaimo get on the 19 North. It will be marked for Parksville, Campbell River or Port Hardy. Follow highway 19 all the way north to the Telegraph Cove turn off, approximately 4 hrs away. Look for the signs on the highway for the turn off and turn right, follow the road for 16km into Telegraph Cove. Stay on asphalt. If you find yourself on gravel or dirt, you have taken a wrong turn. Backtrack to the paved road and continue.
How to get to Telegraph Cove by car from Victoria
Take Trans Canada Hwy to the 19. Follow 19 north to Telegraph Cove turn off approx 6 hrs away. Turn right and follow road for 16km to the cove.
How to get to Telegraph Cove by car from Campbell River
Follow 19 north until Telegraph Cove turn off approx 3 hrs away. Turn right and follow road for 16km until you reach Telegraph Cove.
How to get to Telegraph Cove by car from Washington State
Take ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, see www.cohoferry.com for rates and schedules. Crossing takes approx 1 1/2hrs
How to get to Telegraph Cove by Public Transport
The Greyhound Bus www.greyhound.com pulls into our closest stop, Port McNeill, daily from most major towns on Southern Vancouver Island. Port McNeill is 30km north or 1/2hour drive away from TC. Take 19 south and turn left at Telegraph Cove turn off. Follow road for 16km into the cove. There is no public transportation to Telegraph Cove from Port McNeil, however taxis are available. The Taxi ride should cost approx $40.00 CDN one way.
How to get to Telegraph Cove by air
Pacific Coastal Airlines flies into Port Hardy from Vancouver and Calgary. See www.greyhound.com. Port Hardy is a 45 minute drive to Telegraph Cove. Taxi will cost you approx $100.00 CDN