Transportation & Maps
Telegraph Cove is a hamlet tucked away on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. This North Island's beauty and vastness beg to be explored by as many modes of transportation as possible.
Arrive from the mainland, via one of the Vancouver Island's three major BC Ferries terminals -Departure Bay and Duke Point in Nanaimo or Swartz Bay for Victoria. BC Ferries run vehicle and walk-on services to Nanaimo from Vancouver's Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay and to Victoria from Tsawwassen. American friends often arrive via the Black Ball Ferry (Port Angeles, WA to Victoria) or Washington State Ferries (Anacortes, WA to Sidney, BC).
Scenic Oceanside Route
That long ribbon of highway from Victoria (Hwy 1 north) and Nanaimo (Hwy 19 north) to Telegraph Cove is a treat: The roads are wide, straight, well-maintained and beauty jumps out all the way. The scenic Hwy 19A, the Oceanside Route between Parksville and Campbell River is a must. It's marked by the iconic blue starfish signs.