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Telegraph Cove

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Telegraph Cove

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Telegraph Cove is a small village on Vancouver Island.

Telegraph Cove

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Telegraph Cove is 349km northwest of Nanaimo, 14km east of Highway 19 (Inland Island Highway). Driving to Telegraph Cove from Nanaimo takes just over four hours.

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Everything within Telegraph Cove can be seen on foot - the entire village can be walked across in around five minutes. While not perfectly wheelchair friendly, it is handicap accessible.

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  • Kayak - Guided tours and kayak rentals are available from North Island Kayak, and are an ideal way to explore the islands along Johnstone Strait, the Broughton Archipelago and the killer whale reserve of Robson Bight, with Telegraph Cove an excellent starting point. Orca or killer whales, humpback whales, bald eagles, porpoises, black bears, seals, and salmon can be found along the coast. The area is subject to considerable tidal currents and can become very windy in the afternoons so caution is advisable.
  • 9 Hour Grizzly Bear Tour - One day Grizzly Bear Tours are available from Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, it is a two hour boat ride by covered water taxi up into the beautiful stretches of Knight Inlet to view the grizzly bears. Along the way we often see black bears on the low tide beaches, harbour seals and porpoises, bald eagles and sometimes even dolphins and river otters. Once we arrive at the grizzly bear hot spot we transfer into our flat bottom skiff to view the bears, moving around depending on where the bears are as they eat sedge grass around the picturesque estuary. A light breakfast and lunch are included.

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There are limited opportunities to spend money, with a small general store and a couple of small shops that sell art, postcards, and fishing supplies.

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