Where to Stay in Great Bear Rainforest
After a two-day drive from Calgary to Telegraph Cove, my wife Wendy, my mother-in-law Karen and I arrived in this secluded, quaint jewel of British Columbia to meet up with some friends from Idaho, who were also interested in bear-viewing.
Telegraph Cove Resort is a group of historic houses and hand-crafted cabins all situated on a boardwalk around the cove and marina. Surrounding the boardwalk is a variety of local businesses offering whale watching, a café with outstanding food and service, a small grocery/liquor store and souvenir shops. Our cabin the Ogawa House was built in 1931 and belonged to the Ogawa family who came to Canada from Japan to work at the then-Beaver Cove Pulp Mill. The mill closed in 1945 and never reopened.
After checking into our cabin and unpacking, we stopped in at the Tide Rip office to confirm our departure time for the next day.