How to get here

Getting to Quadra Island  is part of the adventure! You can get here quick – or you can plan a route to enjoy the sights along the way.

By Airplane:

Fly to Campbell River airport on Vancouver Island. There are many flights from Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle; see below. Or fly to Comox Airport from Calgary via WestJet.

Drive to the ferry terminal at Campbell River. You can rent a car or use the airporter service.

By Car or Bus:

Take a ferry to Vancouver Island. You can travel from Vancouver BC via BC Ferries departing from terminals at Tsawassen or Horseshoe Bay. Your destination is Nanaimo (mid island) or Victoria, the pretty capital city at the south end of Vancouver Island. There are also ferries from the USA to Victoria – departing from Seattle, WA and Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula. Sailing time for all ferry routes is 1.5 – 2 hours.

Drive to Campbell River via Highway 19. Driving time is 3.5 hours from Victoria; 2 hours from Nanaimo.

Take the ferry to Quadra Island, departing from downtown Campbell River. 10 minutes

Bus service to Campbell River is available from downtown and airport locations at Vancouver, Victoria, and Nanaimo, BC; see below.

On Quadra Island

Quadra Island has taxi service, but no bus. If you arrive at trip start time, we’re happy to provide a pick up from the ferry to our boat at Heriot Bay.   If you need a ride to Discovery Islands Lodge, we will try to arrange a ride share or you may need to take the taxi.

Vancouver Island Map




Quadra Island Driving Map


Heriot Bay Detail



Travel Information

Useful Links

Pacific Coastal (Vancouver to Campbell River) 800-663-2872
Helijet (Direct flights from Seattle to Campbell River BC)
Air Canada (Vancouver or Seattle to Campbell River) 888-247-2262
Westjet (western Canada to Comox) 800-538-5696
Central Mountain Air (Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River BC)
Seaplane Service to Quadra Island
Northwest Seaplanes (from Vancouver BC & Renton WA ) 888-287-8366
Kenmore Air (from Seattle area) 800-543-9595
Soundflight  (from Renton WA & Sea-tac Airport)

BC Ferries
Black Ball Transport (Port Angeles WA to Victoria BC)
Victoria Clipper (Seattle to Victoria – Passenger Only)

Vancouver City Bus (travel planner website)

Airporter services
Campbell River Airporter (250) 286-3000
*Meets all incoming flights and provides transport to downtown CR and the Quadra Ferry.

Charter pickup at Comox Airport.

Need some help?

We’re happy to help you figure out best paths to get here. Please contact us any time!

Coast Mountain Expeditions
Box 25 Surge Narrows, BC  V0P 1W0