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Historic buildings and boats in Telegraph Cove's harbour
(Brendan van Son photo)

Telegraph Cove

Boats in the harbour (Anton Cepeliauskas photo)

Boats in the harbour (Anton Cepeliauskas photo)

Small, compact and nestled between ocean and rainforest in the northern Vancouver Island wilderness, Telegraph Cove (population around 20) seems to have jumped through time.

The boardwalked resort with its preserved historic buildings recalls a rustic past in which the cove harboured a lumber mill and salmon saltery.

Nature beckons travellers to a slew of outdoor activities including whale watching, bear watching, fishing, ocean kayaking, caving, diving, hiking, walking and Aboriginal cultural touring.

Telegraph Cove's Charm

Simplicity is one of Telegraph Cove's greatest charms. The Cove is a sanctuary in which to unwind at the end of an action-packed day. It bustles through summer, when visitors number 120,000.

Where to Stay and Eat

Telegraph Cove accommodations range from buildings on stilts to oceanside RV parks. Dining-wise, there two places to eat in Telegraph Cove. Diners can find greater choice half an hour away in Port McNeill.

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