Who we are

Located in Telegraph Cove on the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC, North Island Kayak has been providing our customers with the opportunity to go kayaking with whales and other wildlife in this spectacular, remote part of British Columbia since 1991.

Where we go

The areas served by our guided sea kayaking tours include Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight, Queen Charlotte Strait, the Broughton Archipelago and Gods Pocket Marine Parks.

What you will see

One of the foremost reasons people come to Telegraph Cove is for the opportunity to see whales. It is world-renowned as the best place in the world to see Orcas. In addition to over 200 Northern Resident Orca who return every summer, to gorge on salmon and rub themselves on the beaches of the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve, we are visited year-round by pods of Transient Killer Whales, while Humpback Whales forage our narrow straits.

How to get here

North Island Kayak is located at the end of the historic boardwalk in Telegraph Cove. 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.

Where do I stay?

Stay in Vancouver Island North, where you can witness wildlife, such as whales, eagles, and black bears, while discovering our magical shorelines and inland wilderness. Experience Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations traditions, art, and living culture.

Things to do in Telegraph Cove

In addition to kayaking, there are many other activities and amenities to enjoy at Telegraph Cove Resort. The following are some of the things to do out of Telegraph Cove.

Waivers & Covid-19 Safety Plan

Adult Waiver


Minor Waiver


Covid-19 Safety Plan.


Packing List

1. Avoid cotton
2. Prepare to get your feet and butt wet
3. Bring your paddlin’ smile

Multi-Day Tour Packing List

Day Trip Packing List