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We will meet you and pick you up at our kiosk located at the end of the picturesque boardwalk of Telegraph Cove.

Telegraph Cove is located on the East coast of Northern Vancouver Island. Port McNeill and Port Hardy are the nearest towns to Telegraph Cove.



From Vancouver

By air

The quickest and easiest way to get to Telegraph Cove is to fly into Port Hardy airport (YZT) and take a taxi to Telegraph Cove.

You can fly in with Pacific Coastal leaving from the South Terminal at Vancouver International airport. (YVR) If you book early you can get a round trip flight for about $300 CAD. This is a very scenic flight and is certainly part of the adventure in getting to us.

Pacific Coastal Airlines Pacific Coastal offers an extended summer schedule, featuring many more flights to and from Port Hardy than they do in the off-season. Contact them directly for more information. Call 1-800-663-2872

Rainbow taxi: Call 250-956-8294
Town taxi: Call 250-949-7877



By car

Driving by car from Vancouver takes a good part of a day but it is a wonderful trip. It includes a scienic ferry ride from either Tsawassen or Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo. From Nanaimo it is approximatly 4.5 hours. If you are making a day of it, spend some time the Oceanside Route on HWY 19a just North of Nanaimo. If you just want to get here as quick as possible, just stay on HWY 19.

BC ferries Go to the BC ferries website to check on shedules from both Tsawassen or Horseshoe Bay. If it is a busy sailing, you may want to consider getting a reservation, just follow the links on the BC ferries web site.

Most major car rental companies offer onsite rentals at the Vancouver airport.



By Bus

To get from Vancouver airport, by public transport take the Canada Line train from the airport to the downtown Vancouver Greyhound Terminal

The bus will take you on the 1.5 hr Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay ferry. You will transfer buses in Nanaimo and continue up to Port Mcneil. You should arrive around 4:30pm. From port Mcneil there is no public transport at this time. You will need to take a 20 minute taxi ride to Telegraph Cove. 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.

Rainbow taxi: Call 250-956-8294

Greyhound
Website www.greyhound.ca
Grey HoundCall 1-800-661-8747
Grey Hound Vancouver Call 1-604-482-8742


From Victoria and Nanaimo

By air

There is no direct flight from Victoria or Nanaimo. You would need to go via Vancouver International Airport.

By car

From Victoria and Nanaimo To drive from Victoria (approx. 6 hours), take the Trans Canada Hwy to highway 19. Take the 19 north towards Port McNeill and Port Hardy. Turn right at the Telegraph Cove turn off, approximately 10 km before the turn to Port McNeill, drive the last 15 km to Telegraph Cove. All roads are paved and easy for any vehicle. We will meet you at our kiosk at the end of the picturesque Telegraph Cove boardwalk.

From Nanaimo travel North on highway 19. You will bass Campbell River after about 2hrs, then it is another 2.5 hrs to the turn off to Telegraph Cover. Drive the last 15 km to Telegraph Cove. All roads are paved and easy for any vehicle. We will meet you at our kiosk at the end of the picturesque Telegraph Cove boardwalk. \

By Bus

From Victoria and Nanaimo to Port McNeil Greyhoud offers service up and down Vancouver Island. There is however only one bus a day that makes it's way to Port McNeil, the getting off point for Telegraph Cove. Be sure not to miss this bus. Once you arrive in Port McNeil you will need to take a Taxi to Telegraph Cove 20 minutes south of Port McNeil.

Greyhound
Website www.greyhound.ca
Grey HoundCall 1-800-661-8747
Grey Hound Vancouver Call 1-604-482-8742

Rainbow taxi: Call 250-956-8294


From Seattle

By air (Sea plane)

There are two sea plane companies offering scheduled service from the Seattle area directly to Port McNeill. This is by far the most spectacular way to get to us. It does cost more to fly in by sea plane, but for many, flying in a sea plane is a once in a lifetime experience.

Kenmore Air (Lake Washinton location) runs scheduled flights from Kenmore (just north of Seattle) to Port McNeill regularly throughout the summer. Call 866-435-9524 or 425-486-1257

Northwest Seaplanes runs scheduled flights from Renton (near Seattle-Tacoma airport) to Port McNeill regularly throughout the summer. Call 1-800-690-0086 or 1-425-277-1590

Once in Port Mcneil you will need to take a 20 minute taxi to Telegraph Cove

Rainbow taxi: Call 250-956-8294



By car

Driving from Seattle to Telegraph from Seattle is a long trip and you might want to break it into a couple of days. I would highly recommend staying a day in Victoria. Victoria is a beautiful city and well worth a stop over. A visit to the Royal Victoria museum is a must and a great way to learn more about the first nations culture and natural history of British Columbia. From Victoria take the Trans Canada Hwy to highway 19 then follow signs to Port McNeil. Telegraph Cove is 10 minutes before Port Mcneil (about 6 hrs)

The shortest route to get to Telegraph Cove is to drive North to the Canadian border, once you cross the Canadian border it is just a short drive to Tsawassen ferry terminal. (you do not have to drive through Vancouver) Take the ferry from there to Duke Point in Nanaimo for the shortest route, or to Schwatz Bay if you want to visit Victoria. Going to Victoria will ad an extra couple of hours onto the trip. From Nanaimo take highway 19 following signs to Port McNeil. Telegraph Cove is 10 minutes before Port Mcneil. (about 4.5 hrs)

BC ferries Web site: http://www.bcferries.com
Call: 1-250-753-1261

Two other options include driving to Anacortes and taking the ferry through the San Juan Islands to Victoria on the Washington State Ferries. Or you can drive to Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula and take the ferry to Victoria on the Coho Ferry. There is also a passenger-only ferry running between Seattle and Victoria, the Victoria Clipper. From Victoria it is about a six hour drive to Port McNeill.

Washinton state ferries
Web site: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/
Call: 1-888-808-7977

Coho ferry
Web site: www.cohoferry.com



By bus

Quick Shuttle Service Provides regular transportation between Seattle and Vancouver, from airports to city centres. $43CAD one way. from Seattle airport to down town Vancouver. 1-800-665-2122.

Grayline of Seattle From Seattle Airport to downtown Seattle (to meet ferry to Victoria). 1-206-624-507.

US Greyhound Service between downtown Seattle and downtown Vancouver. 1-800-231-2222

Bellingham Airporter Service

Service between Seattle Airport and Anacortes Ferry (to Victoria). 1-800-423-4219.


From Overseas

By air

We meet in the small Town of Telegraph Cove. If you are flying in from overseas you will need to get a connecting flight from Vancouver to Port Hardy

How to get to Telegraph Cove:

Fly to Vancouver, BC (Canada).

Fly from Vancouver to Port Hardy, BC (north end of Vancouver Island). Pacific Coastal Airlines offers service between Vancouver airport (YVR) and Port Hardy airport (YZT). From Port Hardy from take to Telegraph Cove, about 45 minutes from the airport.

It is recommended that you allow at least two hours between connecting flights in Vancouver.

Pacific Coastal Airlines Pacific Coastal offers an extended summer schedule, featuring many more flights to and from Port Hardy than they do in the off-season. Contact them directly for more information. Call 1-800-663-2872

Rainbow taxi: Call 250-956-8294
Town taxi: Call 250-949-7877


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