See the ocean’s biggest attraction at Telegraph Cove. Orca, minke and humpback whales frequent the waters of the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve in Johnstone Strait, making nearby Telegraph Cove, a historic fishing village built on stilts, one of the world's premier Orca-viewing destinations. Porpoises, harbour seals and sea lions also populate the waters here.
Guides with Stubbs Island Whale Watching understand these magnificent mammals — they’ve been running boats from Telegraph Cove since 1980.
If you’d rather meet an Orca at eye level, go for a paddle with North Island Kayak. Another local company, Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, can take you out grizzly watching in Knight Inlet on the mainland.
And don’t miss Telegraph Cove's Whale Interpretive Centre. It’s home to, among other things, a massive fin whale skeleton.