How to Get There
The following information page is designed to assist you in your travel plans in getting to Vancouver Island and to your specific expedition embarkation point. Our multi-day sea kayaking adventures require that you arrive to the point of embarkation for the evening prior to the departure date. Included in your pre-trip information package (mailed to you upon receipt of your deposit for the tour you've booked) is a listing of accommodation suggestions for the town in which your trip originates. Accommodation reservations should be made well in advance as they can sell out quickly in the summer months.
If you are requiring accommodations at other Vancouver Island or mainland British Columbia destinations, prior to, or after, your trip with us, we suggest you visit the Tourism British Columbia website. TOURISM BRITISH COLUMBIA is available to travelers to assist in accommodation bookings, and to provide other visitor services and activities information.
VISITOR TO CANADA INFORMATION
For information on visitor to Canada Visa and personal identification requirements, visit the CANADA CUSTOMS website for complete details.
Persons under the age of 18 travelling with one parent may require a notarized letter signed by the other parentproviding permission to travel. If the traveller does not possess the required documentation, airline carriers reserve the right to refuse the boarding of flights and Canada Customs may refuse entry into the Country. We strongly recommend you contact your travel agent and / or airline to inquire into proof of citizenship requirements, well in advance of your airline departure date.
VANCOUVER ISLAND HIGHWAY DISTANCES
Victoria to Nanaimo - 111 km (69 miles) - approx. 1 hr. 30 min. drive
FERRY SERVICE TO VANCOUVER ISLAND
Between Vancouver, British Columbia and Vancouver Island
BRITISH COLUMBIA FERRY CORPORATION (BC Ferries)
Between Washington State and Vancouver Island
Ferries connect Seattle, Port Angeles, Bellingham and Anacortes in Washington State with Vancouver Island, BC.
For travel from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State:
Toll Free Telephone Reservations: 1-800-663-1589
Between Seattle, WA and Victoria, BC
Between Anacortes, WA and Sydney (Victoria) BC
WASHINGTON STATE FERRY SYSTEM
Telephone: 1-800-843-3779 or (206) 464-6400
Between Bellingham, WA and Victoria, BC
VICTORIA ~ SAN JUAN CRUISES
Major airlines have frequent scheduled flights from Vancouver, BC and
AIR CANADA / AIR BC
Telephone Toll Free: 1-800-547-9308
NORTH VANCOUVER AIR
Telephone: 1-800-228-6608 or (604) 278-1608
NORTHWEST SEAPLANES INC.
Telephone: 1-800-690-0086 or (425) 277-1590
PACIFIC COASTAL AIR
Telephone: 1-800-663-2872 or (604) 273-8666
Telephone Toll Free: 1-800-538-5696
Telephone Toll Free: 1-800-825-0722
For complete information on inbound airlines servicing Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo, please visit the following airport websites.
BUS SERVICE TO VANCOUVER ISLAND
Telephone Toll Free: 1-800-661-8747
PACIFIC COACH LINES
Telephone Toll Free: 1-800-661-1725
LAIDLAW COACH LINES
Telephone Toll Free: 1-800-318-0818
BUS SERVICE FROM SEATTLE TO VANCOUVER
QUICK SHUTTLE SERVICE
Telephone Toll Free: 1-800-665-2122
RAIL SERVICE ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
VIA RAIL'S E & N RAILINER
Telephone Toll Free: 1-800-561-8630
VEHICLE RENTALS AVAILABLE AT AIRPORTS
SEATTLE, WA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT