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Telegraph Cove Resort DESCRIPTION


Voted one of the ten best "towns" in Canada to visit by travel writers (as published in Harrowsmith Magazine), Telegraph Cove is tucked away on the eastern coast of Northern Vancouver Island in one of the last virtually untouched areas of the North American continent. This tiny sawmill and cannery community was important to the development of the North Island and has a rich and colorful history. From 1911 when the first telegraph operator took up residence in Telegraph Cove this little cove has been a unique part of Northern Vancouver Island.

Telegraph cove resorts takes pride in being able to present it to the general public in as close to the original condition as possible. You'll love our cozy cabins/cottages along the boardwalk and our campground / RV park in the old growth forest.

The most important reason people return year after year to Telegraph Cove Resort?
Because they feel like family!
"Our staff enjoy working at the Cove, assisting guests and making them welcome"
There's no other experience like it in Coastal British Columbia. 
Our guests tell us "If you come here you will definitely want to come back, and for a longer stay!"

Not only is it historically significant to the area, it is home to Stubbs Island Whale Watching, the oldest and most renowned Orca (Killer Whale) whale watching company on the Pacific coast. Whales, bald eagles, dolphins, porpoises, otters, bears, and an endless and diverse list of marine and forest animals inhabit the surrounding area. Tide Rip Tours will take you up majestic Knight Inlet to view grizzly bears at Glendale cove. They may be foraging in the estuary area or feeding on salmon as they migrate up the Glendale River.

If your dreams lie in catching a salmon or halibut fishing, charters are available by contacting Telegraph Cove Resort office

For Kayak enthusiasts North Island Kayak Rentals are on site to provide all you may need for a day on the water

Don't forget to visit the Whale Interpretive Centre when you stroll down the boardwalk.Take along a complimentary copy of the Boardwalk House Map that you can book a stay with us during your visit to the North Island. Or perhaps you would prefer a campsite for the night, we have over 120 serviced sites available and our Campground Map will help take the guess work out of deciding which spot is right for you.

This is a historical area, and we have worked hard to restore and maintain original boardwalks and cottage buildings. Due to the extreme fire hazard of the wooden boardwalk and docks we have had to eliminate smoking in these areas. Guests in the houses have designated outdoor smoking areas, and visitors may smoke on the decks at the restaurant and pub, or around the Resort square.

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Telegraph Cove Resort Cabin


Maximun Capacity: 6
Price: $95.00 per night

All cabins and houses, except for Wastell Manor, are self-contained with dishes, silverware, pots and pans. All beds have linen and blankets available. Fresh linen will be provided every third night. There is a 10.00 charge per night for any extra people staying in your cabin.Check-in is 4:00 PM and Check-out is 10:00 AM. Pets are welcome in certain cabins, and must be on a leash. Daily rate for pets: $25.00 each pet per day

All rates are quoted in CANADIAN funds.

In Season rates for our cabins run from: June 15th to 1st Week in October
Off Season rates for our cabins run from: May 1st to June 14th .
All rates are subject to change without notice.

Appliances & Features:
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining room
  • Electric kettle
  • En-suite
  • Family/oversized room
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking
  • Ocean View
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Refrigerator
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Wood stove

Not only can you enjoy the beautiful setting of Telegraph Cove you can complete your experience by lodging in one of the many cabins. These unique cabins have often been referred to by historians and by the descendents of the families that lived here many years ago. The buildings have kept their original charm from the past with the old "unimproved"look on the exterior and a fresh new modernized decor on the interior.

All boardwalk and waterside cabins are rented for nightly stays or longer. A full-service campsite (including shower laundry and washroom services) is also available. You will only have to walk a short distance to find a fully stocked General Store for your convenience, a 140 berth marina to moor your boat, and a fully licensed restaurant and pub is waiting to serve you a delicious meal.

Telegraph Cove Resort Camp Site

Camp Site

Maximun Capacity: 6
Price: $30.00 per night

The Telegraph Cove Resort campground is located one kilometre from the Resort Office, a ten-minute stroll up the hill. Nestled in a stand of old-growth trees, our campground has over 120 serviced sites available to the discerning camper and RV enthusiast.

The campground contains a Laundromat, washrooms, showers, firewood and a sani-dump. There are treed, partially treed, and field sites available.

There are two small creeks running along either side of the campground and a short trail through the woods leads to Bauza Cove. There is also an advanced hike to Blinkhorn Peninsula.

Rates are based on one tent, camper, or trailer per site with a maximum of two adults. Children under ten are free and there is a 10% discount for stays over thirty nights.

Full Service (water, electricity and sani): 34.00 per night 
Partial Service (water and electricity): 32.00 per night 
Basic Service (water): 30.00 per night

Extra unit per night: 10.00 
Extra person charge per night: 10.00

All rates are subject to change without notice.

We also offer seasonal campsites. Build a cozy place for your R.V. with a cement pad, canopy cover, outdoor kitchen etc. Come and go as you please over the season and then close it up and store it for the winter, including a place to store your boat for a one time price.

If you do not want to build it, we will build it for you!

Appliances & Features:
  • Fire pit
  • Parking
  • Shower
  • Washroom
Telegraph Cove Resort Marina


Price: $0.95 per night

We can accommodate boats up to 25' in our 140 berth marina.

In Season: $0.95 per foot per day - June 15 to September 30
Off Season: $9.00 per day - October 1 to June 14

Telegraph Cove Resort Activities


  • Beach
  • Bicycling - Off Road
  • Bicycling - Road
  • Boating
  • Caving
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Nature Walk
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Yachting

There are literally hundreds of things to do at Telegraph Cove, so we have listed a few of the major activities and attractions popular to the area below so that you can get a taste of what you might find or like to do.

Telegraph Cove Resort Amenities & Services

Amenities & Services:

  • Boat launch
  • Dock rentals
  • Fish cleaning hut
  • Laundry Room
  • Moorage
  • Restaurant
  • Shoreline

Telegraph Cove's famous restaurant, the Killer Whale Cafe, is open from Mother's Day to mid October every year. 

The Cafe is located at the far end of the boardwalk in the newly and completely renovated Saltery. The Killer Whale Cafe, built over the water, is known for its yellow cedar post and beam style construction. The restaurant features beautiful copper tables and fittings and one-of-a-kind stained glass windows and doors. You can dine on one of our many seafood specialties and enjoy the atmosphere of the Cove as you are served your meal outside on the sheltered deck. The kitchen can also accommodate large groups and guided tours at the Cove for pre-ordered lunches. Try not to miss the alder smoked Salmon Barbecue! It is the best by far!Restaurant Line: (250)928-3155The Old Saltery Pub is also located in the newly renovated Saltery, situated over the water along the boardwalk. Enjoy the picture gallery that is featured on the walls that connect the Pub to the Restaurant, they tell of the history and charm that was and still is Telegraph Cove. Take a good look at the 3-ton engine that sits near the bar, this engine once generated power for Cove. Come in to share tales of the fish you caught and the even bigger ones that got away or tell everyone about the Orcas, dolphins, and eagles you've seen.


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