Whale Interpretive Centre 
  Telegraph Cove, British Columbia 

The Whale Interpretive Centre
Telegraph Cove, British Columbia

The Whale Interpretive Centre (WIC) is located in Telegraph Cove, BC and run by the non-profit Johnstone Strait Killer Whale Interpretive Centre Society (JSKWICS).

The WIC was founded in 2002 to provide a venue in which to increase public awareness about the biology of marine mammals and the anthropogenic threats facing their populations. The Whale Interpretive Centre is home to one of the best collections of marine mammal skeletons in British Columbia.

The objective of the Whale Interpretive Centre is to provide information to the public for increased awareness of the biology, habitat needs and threats to killer whales, fin whales, humpback whales and sea otters as well as other local marine mammals.

This land-based interpretive centre with these objectives is one of the recommendations of the Johnstone Strait Killer Whale Committee, co-chaired by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and BC Parks.  


Help preserve T44!  

This find is important as the killer whale T44 will be one of our very special exhibits once it is articulated.  T44 was found floating in Goletas Channel, north of Port Hardy by the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Provo Wallace  and crew.  Graeme Ellis with the Department of Fisheries Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo was able to identify this very large male killer whale as T44 because of specific markings on his dorsal fin and saddle patch areas.  He is a especially important find to science because....read more
T44 September 6, 2007 Telegraph Cove

 Photo: Jared Towers

         WIC Bulletin Board 

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