Telegraph Cove

Telegraph Cove, located approximately 125 km northwest of Campbell River, is a community of about 20 on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The community grew out of a one-room station at the northern terminus of the Campbell River telegraph line. Next to the arts and crafts gallery stands the home of community pioneer Fred Wastell, whose father purchased most of the land around the cove. Together with Japanese investors, he established a chum salmon saltery and a small sawmill.

Today, Telegraph Cove's economy is based primarily on tourism due to its location on Johnstone Strait and its proximity to Robson Bight. Telegraph Cove serves as the send-off point for kayakers and other whale-watchers who are interested in sightings of the large number of Orca Whales that spend the summer months in Johnstone Strait which separates the northern part of Vancouver Island from the rest of British Columbia. The old fishing village of Telegraph Cove has been turned into the Telegraph Cove Resort where numerous small businesses head up operations that take tourists into the Johnstone Strait.


13 °C

Rain, light rain (0.14 mm last hour)

Wind7.05 m/s
Cloudiness99 %
Temperature (min/max)13/13 °C
Pressure1004 hpa
Humidity85 %
Last update: 26 Sep 2021 @ 21:44

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