CAMPBELL RIVER - DIRECTIONS
Car: Getting here is a breeze at upwards of 120 kmph (75 mph) along the smooth, four lane Highway 19 North. Take the 90 minute drive (153 kilometres / 95 miles) from Nanaimo's ferry terminals, or add another two hours to the equation when traveling here along the Trans Canada Highway (#1) north from Victoria (264 kilometres / 165 miles).
Bus: There are numerous bus companies to choose from that travel up and down Vancouver Island regularly.
• Island Link Bus/ Island Link Express
• Greyhound 1-800-661-8747
• Pacific Coach Lines 1-800-661-1725
• Tofino Bus / All Island Express 1-866-986-3466
FERRY SERVICES (from BC Mainland):
BC Ferries 1- 888-223-3779
Scheduled trips run between the following ports and many others on the British Columbia coast. Crossing times are approximate. Reservations are recommended on select Mainland - Vancouver Island routes.
If you're heading north toward Campbell River:
- Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (Victoria) - 1 hour 35 minutes
- Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and Duke Point (Nanaimo) - 2 hours
- Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) and Departure Bay (Nanaimo) - 1 hour 35 minutes
- Powell River-Westview (Sunshine Coast) and Little River (Comox) - 1 hour 15 minutes
If you're heading south toward Campbell River
- Prince Rupert and Port Hardy (Inside Passage route) - approximately 15 hours
- Bella Coola and Port Hardy (Discovery Coast Passage route) - approximately 12 hours
FERRY SERVICES (from Washington State, USA):
Victoria Clipper 1-800-888-2535,
Passenger-only high-speed catamaran ferry service between Seattle WA and Victoria BC.
Black Ball Ferries MV Coho 1-360-457-4491,
Carries vehicles and passengers between Port Angeles WA and Victoria BC.
Washington State Ferries 1-888-808-7977
Offers seasonal spring to fall service for vehicles and passengers between Anacortes WA and Sidney (Victoria) BC.
Soar over islands, sea, and mountains en route to Campbell River. Daily scheduled flights arrive at Campbell River Airport (YBL) from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and other areas. (Car rentals are available.)
The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ), located 40 minutes south of Campbell River is a full service terminal with service to Bella Bella, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and seasonal service to Puerto Vallarta. Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal and West Jet all offer daily non stop flights from YQQ.
Central Mountain Air Ltd. 1-888-865-8585
Pacific Coastal Airlines 1-800-663-2872
BY FLOAT PLANE:
Flight time from Vancouver to Campbell River is approx 35 minutes direct or 1-1.5 hours depending on the number of stops along the way, a great way to see the scenic BC coast.
Flight time from Seattle to Campbell River direct is approximately....
Kenmore Air * ** 1-800-543-9595
Soundflight * 1-800-825-0722
Northwest Seaplanes * 1-800-690-0086
* Scheduled flights from Seattle to Dolphins Resort private dock are available.
** Kenmore Air will meet you at your flight arrival at Seattle Int'l Airport and take you to their facilty on Lake Washington. From there you will fly 1.75 hours up the scenic coast to Dolphins Resort.
BY PRIVATE PLANE OR HELICOPTER
Land your private plane at the Campbell River Airport (YBL) and our front desk staff can arrange your transportation needs. Dolphins Resort is only a 12 minute drive from the airport.
Land your private helicopter right here at Dolphins Resort.