Hours & Location
The Whale Interpretive Centre is located in a renovated historical site (the "Old Freight Shed") in Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island. Telegraph Cove, British Columbia is a very picturesque, historical boardwalk community. It is highly frequented by international, maritime and local community visitors due to its unique aesthetics, fishing and wildlife watching. The prime location of the Whale Interpretive Centre is key to its success as it allows exposure to an established and very wide audience.
• Skeletons of a: killer whale, river otter, sea otter, Pacificwhite-sided dolphin, Dall's porpoise, harbour seal, bald eagle, Steller sea lion, - displays highlight contrasts between species and species adaptations.
• The suspended skeleton of a ship-struck fin whale (2nd largest animal species to ever have lived).
• An interactive setting in which works in progress include: a pygmy sperm whale and a juvenile harbour porpoise
• Testimony to the work of Dr. Michael Bigg and the importance of the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve .
• Skulls of sea lions, bears, sperm whale, and a multitude of baleen whales.
• Further amazing artifacts such as blue whale jaw, whale lice, ear ossicles, whale teeth and a variety of samples of baleen.
• Children's games and experiments to illuminate marine mammal adaptations.... and so much more!
Driving time to Telegraph Cove via Highway 19 is approximately.
Telegraph Cove is only 11 kilometers from Hwy.19 via the Beaver Cove Road.
• 20 minutes from Port McNeill
• 1 hour from Port Hardy
• 2.0-2.5 hours from Campbell River
• 3.5-4 hours from Nanaimo
Johnstone Strait Killer Whale Interpretive Centre Society
P.O. Box 2-3
Telegraph Cove, BC
Canada V0N 3J0
Telephone: (250)-928-3129 (mid-May to October) or (250) 928-3187 (October to mid-May)