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Getting Here


Find Your Way to Campbell River

Easy to get to but hard to leave, Dolphins Resort sits on a beautiful oceanfront property in Campbell River, located on the central east coast of Vancouver Island. No matter how you get here, the journey will be worth it, bringing you to a place where time stands still.

Traveling by Road

  • Car

    Getting here by car is a breeze along the smooth, four-lane Highway 19 North, a 90-minute drive from Nanaimo’s ferry terminals, or add another two hours when traveling here along the Trans Canada Highway (#1) from Victoria.

  • Bus

    If you’re taking the bus, there are numerous bus companies to choose from, such as Island Link Bus/Island Link Express, Greyhound, or Tofino Bus/Vancouver Island Connector.

Traveling by Ferry

  • From the BC Mainland

    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. Call BC Ferries at 1.888.223.3779 or reserve online.

  • From Washington State, USA

    Victoria Clipper is a passenger-only high-speed catamaran ferry service between Seattle, WA, and Victoria, BC. Call 1.800.888.2535 or book online.

    Black Ball Ferries MV Coho carries vehicles and passengers between Port Angeles, WA, and Victoria, BC. Call 1.360.457.4491 or book online

    Washington State Ferries offers seasonal spring to fall services for vehicles and passengers between Anacortes, WA, and Sidney (Victoria), BC. Call 1.888.808.7977 or book online.

Traveling by Air

  • 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 WestJet all offer daily nonstop flights from YQQ.

  • Float Plane

    In BC, the flight time from Vancouver to Campbell River is approximately 35 minutes direct or 1-1.5 hours depending on the number of stops along the way. This travel option presents a great way to see the scenic BC coast. Call CorilAir at or book online.

    If you’re coming from the US, you can fly to Seattle International Airport, where Kenmore Air can meet your flight and take you to their facility on Lake Washington. From there, it’s a 1.75-hour flight to Dolphins Resort along the scenic coastline. Call Kenmore at 1.800.543.9595 or book online. You can also fly straight from Seattle to Dolphins Resort’s private dock with Northwest Seaplanes, which you can call at 1.800.690.0086 or reach online.

  • 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. If you have a private helicopter, you can land it right here at Dolphins Resort.

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