Telegraph Cove Journals

Paradise Cove, BC

A June 2007 trip to Telegraph Cove by quinius

Local mascot Photo, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Telegraph Cove is an open door to God's backyard filled with wildlife and adventures of many kinds.

Paradise Cove, BC

Overview

Kayaking Photo, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia
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Telegraph Cove is an ideal location for any adventure concerning kayaking/canoeing/fishing/wildlife viewing. It is easily accessible by car and is not far from Vancouver. Although extremely small, it is still equipped with a general store, a couple hotels, restaurants, and campgrounds. A perfect fit if you are looking for a picturesque outlet to the wilderness. Once voted one of Canada's Best Towns!Compared with the well-known Broken Group Islands, Telegraph Cove is easier to access, cheaper, and lesser known. The Johnstone Strait has something to offer for kayakers of varied experience. There are destinations ranging from remote backcountry sites to primitive sites already set up. I highl...Read More

North Island Kayaks

Attraction

Telegraph Cove Harbor Photo, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia
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North Island Kayaks is a well-trusted and friendly business renting kayaks and providing trips for the Johnstone Strait. They are located in the Cove, you will not miss them (Basically the first big building you see as you approach the town, adjacent to the tourist information center). They are reasonably priced, but not a steal of a deal. Their friendliness makes up for the price though. Their store is stocked with any kind of kayak equipment you would need. I believe they are the only kayak rental shop open majority of the time in Telegraph Cove.Rental prices are:$50 for 1 day single$85 for 2 day single$115 for 3 day single$75 for one day double$120...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 10, 2007

Cape Scott Provincial Park

Attraction | "Cape Scott Provincial Park - San Josef Bay"

Cape Scott Provincial Park  Photo, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia
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Have you ever dreamed of what something would be like and then been really disappointed? My friends...that will never happen when you visit San Josef Bay. Look at the tourism magazines, check out the photography books, do whatever you like and I promise you this place is as good as the pictures. Cape Scott Provincial Park is worth the two-hour adventure from Port Hardy and more. You will arrive at the parking lot with a sore ass, after two hours of serious poundage from the roads to find out you have to walk another 45 flippin minutes before you even arrive at this "paradise"...but not long after a short hike through old-growth forest, moss covering everything in sight... out of nowhere the scenery ch...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 10, 2007

Cape Scott Provincial Park
Follow Signs To Cape Scott After Port Hardy
Telegraph Cove

Kaikash Creek Campground

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Attraction

Safety from rain Photo, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia
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Kaikash campground reminds of presents as a child that looked "just pretty cool" on the outside but brought indescribable joy once opened and explored through the inside. Kaikash is settled amongst the old-growth forest along a beach on the Johnstone Strait. From the kayak, it appears as nothing more than a beach, and not even a fine sandy beach at that, but once you pull the kayaks ashore and explore the area you will discover much more. Kaikash is located about two to three paddle south of Telegraph Cove and can serve as an excellent base camp or stopping point for anyone kayaking in the area. There are many things Kaikash has to offer that you will not find at other camping sites. The sit...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 10, 2007

Johnstone Strait

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Attraction | "Exploring the Johnstone Strait by Kayak"

Johnstone Strait Photo, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia
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Water like glass, morning mist rolling in, it's about 8am, eyes are peeled scouring the water for black dorsal fins rising to meet you. Are you kidding me, does it get any better than this? Exploring the Johnstone Strait by kayak is by far the best way to travel in these parts. These waters are a kayaker's paradise and provide ample opportunities of adventure for any level kayaker.As kayaking beginners, we took the easiest route and headed along the coast enjoying the campsite the Park Services has already installed. Don't think this is a pristine RV hookup campsite because you are still in the middle of nowhere, only accessible by kayak, just with a few things that make life easier. The advan...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 10, 2007

Johnstone Strait
Johnstone Strait
Telegraph Cove

God's Creatures

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Story/Tip

Local mascot Photo, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia
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My short trip to Telegraph Cove, believe it or not, ranks up there with a long trip to the Alaska Wilderness in terms of wildlife viewing. By the end of the trip we had seen just about everything you can see in the area besides the coveted killer whale, and that was only because the time of year was wrong. Telegraph Cove is known around the world as having a famous killer whale route that circles right around their doorstep. During the summer months (late-June till the end of September) the waters around Telegraph Cove are prime for whale-watching on tours or by kayak. You will see minke, humpback, and killer whales. We managed to see humpback whales on our trip and I have no doubt the kil...Read More

About the Writer

quinius

quinius
Waco, Texas

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