Saturday, August 15, 2015

Telegraph Cove Boardwalk Visit

Anthony and I visited Telegraph Cove the day before our kayaking trip started.  Telegraph Cove is actually the tiny harbour where we started and ended our trip from.  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.

For lunch we sat in the sun on the deck at the Killer Whale Cafe.  The Cafe is located at the far end of the boardwalk in the newly and completely renovated Saltery.  The restaurant features beautiful copper tables and fittings and one-of-a-kind stained glass windows and doors.

There is lodging available at Telegraph Cove (although we stayed in Port McNeill).  All boardwalk and waterside cabins are rented for nightly stays or longer.  These unique cabins have kept their original charm from the past with the old "unimproved"look on the exterior.  There are historic informational plaques all along the boardwalk.

We did not have time during our visit to stop into the Whale Interpretive Center at Telegraph Cove but understand from our guides that it is worth the visit.  However, we did support the local economy and picked up a couple of really nice rain jackets with the Telegraph Cove logo on the front to wear back in Boise.  I have mine on in the picture above with the old rusted truck.

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