Things to do in Telegraph Cove

July 2023

Telegraph Cove is a small, picturesque community located on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It is a popular destination for travelers who want to experience the beauty and wilderness of the region.


Telegraph Cove is located on the Johnstone Strait, which is known for its abundant marine life, including orcas, also known as killer whales. The community is situated about a 3-hour drive northwest of Campbell River, and is accessible by car, ferry, or floatplane. The community is known for its historic and quaint boardwalk, its stunning views and its eco-tourism businesses.

Telegraph Cove is a destination to not miss, as it is home to unmatched wilderness and natural beauty. Here are a few things to do while you’re in Telegraph Cove:


One of the top activities in Telegraph Cove is whale watching. The area is home to a variety of whale species, including orcas, humpback whales, and grey whales. Prince of Whales offers incredible tours in which you’ll view killer whales, and the other creatures that make this area so incredible. Because Telegraph Cove is situated so close to the Broughton Archipelago, the calm waters and the abundance of food sources attract several amazing species to the area, including bald eagles, black bears and cetaceans. You will cruise through the islands, watching wildlife in an unforgettable natural experience! Check their tours here.

whale seen on a north island kayak tour
Whales and Cetaceans


Another popular activity in Telegraph Cove is kayaking with killer whales. The calm waters of Johnstone Strait are ideal for kayaking, and the opportunity to see these majestic creatures up close is an unforgettable experience. We offer life-changing day tours, basecamp adventures and several-days long nomadic expeditions! We provide something for all experience levels, and our experienced and certified guides will ensure you have a cathartic experience paddling on the water. Check our tours here.

red kayak in telegraph cove


For those who love to fish, Telegraph Cove is a great place to cast a line. The area is home to a variety of fish species, including salmon, halibut, and cod. There are several charter companies in Telegraph Cove that offer guided fishing trips, as well as rentals for those who want to fish on their own. So pack your bait, and enjoy the outdoors while relaxing and reconnecting to tradition!

fishing in telegraph cove

In addition to these activities, Telegraph Cove is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding wilderness. The community is small and charming, with few restaurants, gift shops, and accommodations to choose from. Whether you’re interested in whale watching, kayaking, fishing, or simply soaking up the natural beauty of the area, Telegraph Cove has something for everyone.

Sea you there!