How to get to Telegraph Cove

North Island Kayak is located right next to the boat ramp in Telegraph Cove on the East coast of Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), Canada. Travel to our location will typically require some advance planning; the resources on this page cover some of the methods one may use to get here. Once you have found your way to Telegraph Cove, we are very easy to find; just look for the kayaks lined up ready to go.

Unfortunately there is no public transport that will get you all the way to Telegraph Cove. The closest public transport destination is Port McNeill located a 30 minute taxi ride away.

Should you have any questions or require any form of travel advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our GPS co-ordinates are N50°32’49” W126°49’56”

Our Street Address is 1660 Telegraph Cove Road, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N3J0.

How to get to Telegraph Cove by car from Vancouver

Take ferry from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Departure Bay (Nanaimo) see BC Ferries for rates and schedules. Crossing takes approximately 1 ½ to 2 hrs. Driving directions from Vancouver International Airport to Telegraph Cove are shown at THIS LINK (YVR to TC)

An alternate crossing is available from Tsawwassen (South Vancouver) to Duke Point (South Nanaimo). This crossing is somewhat better for you if you are coming from the US border or Vancouver International Airport. Driving directions may be found at THIS LINK (YVR to TC)

Once you get to Nanaimo get on the 19 North. It will be marked for Parksville, Campbell River & Port Hardy. Follow highway 19 all the way north to the Telegraph Cove turn off, approximately 4 hrs away. Look for the signs on the highway for the turn off and turn right, follow the road for 16km into Telegraph Cove. Stay on asphalt. If you find yourself on gravel or dirt, you have taken a wrong turn. Backtrack to the paved road and continue.

How to get to Telegraph Cove by car from Victoria

Take Trans Canada Hwy to the 19. Follow 19 north to Telegraph Cove turn off approx 6 hrs away. Turn right and follow road for 16km to the cove. Stay on asphalt. If you find yourself on gravel or dirt, you have taken a wrong turn. Backtrack to the paved road and continue. Driving directions from Victoria International Airport may befound at THIS LINK (YYJ to TC)

How to get to Telegraph Cove by car from Campbell River

Follow Highway 19 north until Telegraph Cove turn off approx 2.5  hrs away. Turn right and follow road for 16km until you reach Telegraph Cove. Stay on asphalt. If you find yourself on gravel or dirt, you have taken a wrong turn. Backtrack to the paved road and continue.

How to get to Telegraph Cove by car from Washington State

Take ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, then follow the directions from Victoria to Telegraph Cove; See Coho Ferry for rates and schedules. Crossing takes approx 1 1/2hrs. Alternately head up I5 towards Vancouver and follow these driving directions from Seattle at  THIS LINK (Seattle to TC).

How to get to Telegraph Cove by Public Transport

To get from Vancouver airport, by public transport your would get the Canada Line train from the airport to the downtown Vancouver Greyhound Terminal (http://www.yvr.ca/en/getting-to-from-yvr/public-transportation.aspx ). To get to Telegraph Cove from there use Greyhound at www.greyhound.ca Unfortunately their route search feature is terrible and it will not allow us to link direct to the webpage so….. Select departure as Vancouver, BC and destination as Port Hardy, BC. You only need to go as far as Port McNeill when you get the route displayed but since the bus office in Port McNeill closed, they no longer show it as a destination; You can still board and depart the bus though. It will be a long day. This route uses the Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver side) to Departure Bay (Nanaimo, Vancouver Island) BC Ferry route, so if you wish to split the journey there are lots pf possibilities along the way. If you do split your journey, please bear in mind that there is only one bus per day going North from Campbell River to Port McNeill (& one going South from Port McNeill to Campbell River). You do not want to miss this bus!

Port McNeill is 30km north or 1/2hour drive away from TC. Take 19 south and turn left at Telegraph Cove turn off. Follow road for 16km into the cove. There is no public transportation to Telegraph Cove from Port McNeil, however taxis are available. The Taxi ride should cost approx $40.00 CDN one way.

How to get to Telegraph Cove by air

Pacific Coastal Airlines flies into Port Hardy from Vancouver and Calgary. See Pacific Coastal. Flight will cost approx. Cdn$400 - $500 return.Port Hardy is a 45 minute drive to Telegraph Cove. Taxi will cost you approx $100.00 CDN