Campbell River and Region is located in the centre of Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada. We are approximately 265km/165 miles north of Victoria and 238km/149 miles south of Port Hardy. Vancouver Island stretches over 300 miles along the south-west coast of Canada, just north of the state of Washington, and across from Vancouver, British Columbia’s largest city.
Most visitors first arrive on Vancouver Island by ferry. It’s fun to take an exciting ‘ocean trip’ on the world’s largest ferry fleet, with frequent departures, scenic routes, and food services on board. Take either the Tsawwasssen – Duke Point route if you are travelling from south of Vancouver, or the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route if you are coming along the Trans Canada Route from the North Vancouver area.
For ferry terminals, service schedules, reservations and general information call:
Once on the Island, getting to our region is easy. If you are driving, just follow the 4-lane Inland Island Highway 19 North. If you like a more leisurely pace, and want to visit some island communities on your way north, follow the signs to 19A, it’s a beautiful and scenic ‘Oceanside Route’.
Private boats and yachts are welcomed at the many local marinas located in Campbell River and other destinations with ocean access throughout the north Central Island Region.
Campbell River Harbour Authority
Campbell River Airport (YBL) is a natural choice for the adventure seekers looking to be fishing (salt or fresh water), skiing, kayaking, hiking, cycling or golfing within 45 minutes of landing. The Campbell River Airport (YBL) supports a 6500’ runway and an array of aviation and aerospace companies that offer service to the entire Pacific Coast region. YBL is a Canada Customs authorized airport of entry (AOE) and exit for privately operated or small chartered aircraft. The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ), is located 40 minutes south of Campbell River with numerous direct flights from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Abbotsford. Air travel is serviced by WestJet, Pacific Coastal, Central Mountain Air and Island Express Air. Seasonal floatplane service is available from Seattle to Campbell River. Floatplanes, helicopters, and small planes are available for charter at the airport or from the seaplane base in the harbour.
A number of bus services provide quick and affordable transportation to Campbell River and throughout Vancouver Island.
Twenty-four hour taxi services can get you where you need to go! Service providers include:
By Car Rental or Shuttle
Auto Rentals are available. Service providers include:
Campbell River Airport Shuttles are also available: