Whale watching is one of Telegraph Code’s best activities! Telegraph Cove was a long time BC Fishing hub, you’ll see remnants of that in the town. Several whale watching tours operate out of Telegraph Cove, giving you a chance to get close to these magnificent creatures. You might even see orcas, humpback whales, or minkes!
Gooding Cove’s small secluded beach and unobstructed Pacific Ocean views makes for another great stop. Cell service can be limited back here, but don’t worry, our FarOut team will make sure you’re well-prepared with maps and GPS devices. To start, check out our blog on navigating the backcountry for more tips.
Next up is Port Hardy, northern Vancouver Island’s base for outdoor adventure junkies. Port Hardy is famous for its breathtaking rugged coastlines, beautiful secluded beaches, and world-class hiking trails. You’re now halfway through your trip, so if you’re looking for a night off from camping, Port Hardy Cabins is the perfect place to relax, rest and clean up before hitting the road again for the second half of your trip.
The town is also an amazing opportunity to learn more about northern Vancouver Island’s history, culture, and wildlife. Port Hardy lies on the traditional territory of the Kwakiutl First Nations, and the nearby land also being home to the Quatsino and Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw. You’ll find totem poles, big houses, and more in the area – it’s steeped in history. We recommend checking out the Port Hardy Museum to see more First Nations artifacts.