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.  

 

WIC Reno Video 2016

The Whale Interpretive Centre is excited about the upcoming 2017 season.  Gordie & Marilyn Graham, owners of Telegraph Cove Resorts have undertaken the huge task of renovating the 'old' section of the WIC and also Stubbs Island Whale Watching's office over this winter.  The WIC will have the same floor space on the main level, but we will gain a significant amount of display space on the new mezzanine level and much more ceiling height to hang larger skeletons.

WIC News Bulletin 

WIC Renovation Wish List

As a Not for Profit Society the Whale Interpretive Centre would not be successful without the generous support of private and public donations.  Once the walls, roof, windows and doors are installed we have a momentous undertaking to finish the inside of the WIC to be ready for a May opening.  Financial support for the following stages of finishing is required.  Your support of cash or in kind donations not only would be gratefully received but well documented with the Whale Interpretive Centre.  Worker bees (volunteers) are also welcome.  
  • electrical - LED lights and fixtures; wiring ( est - $20,000)
  • insulation & poly ($1,500 )
  • new reception counter 
  • kids corner furniture and supplies ($2,500 )
  • 50 new folding chairs ($1,500)
  • 60 plus inch Smart TV ($3,000)
  • security camera system ($400.00)
  • upgrade to Ipad cash management system ($1,500 )
  • new phone system (land line) with answering machine capability ($300.00)
  • upgrade display cabinets and new display cabinets
Donations can be made through Canada Help and tax receipts will be issued. Please indicate which above item you wish to support.  If you have any questions please call at 250-928-3129.
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Renovation slideshow update

         WIC Bulletin Board 

 Be Whale Wise this Summer!  Check out this amazing video from the Vancouver Aquarium 
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