From Vancouver – Canada
Travel time by Car/Ferry
Travel time by Air
Travel time by Bus/Ferry
There is no airport on Quadra Island but you can fly to Campbell River that is a 10-minute ferry ride to Quadra Island.
We can also meet you in Campbell River to start your tour (all tours except Desolation Sound Expedition).
Central Mountain Air flies from Vancouver to Campbell River.
They have the latest flight departing Campbell River for Vancouver if you must make it back to Vancouver the day your trip returns.
Toll Free 1 888 865 8585, Overseas 1 250 877 5000, [email protected], flycma.com
Air Canada offer flights from Vancouver to Comox, Nanaimo, and Victoria.
1 800 247 2262 (in Canada), 1 800 776 3000 (in US), Overseas 1 514 393 3333, aircanada.com
Transfer from Campbell River Airport to Quadra Island Ferry
The Campbell River Airporter is a shuttle that meets all flights and takes you to any location in Campbell River and the Campbell River ferry terminal to get to Quadra. Price starting at $20/person with discounts for two or more people. Reservations are not necessary. [email protected], Toll Free 1 855 787 8294, Overseas 1 250 914 1010 or 1011
BC FERRIES provides year-round vehicle & walk-on ferry service for routes between Vancouver and Vancouver Island (Victoria and Nanaimo) as well as between Campbell River and Quadra Island.
Ferries from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, Nanaimo
- Horseshoe Bay Terminal (northwest of Vancouver) to Departure Bay (north end of Nanaimo), sailing time approx. 1hr 40min.
- Tsawwassen Terminal (south of Vancouver, closest to Vancouver International Airport) to Duke Point (south end of Nanaimo), sailing time approx. 2hrs.
Ferries from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, Victoria
- Tsawwassen Terminal (south of Vancouver, closest to Vancouver International Airport) to Swartz Bay (near Victoria), sailing time approx. 1hr 35min.
Ferries From Campbell River to Quadra Island
No reservations possible for this route runs almost hourly. Approx. $9.50 per person and $25 per vehicle. Sailing time approx. 10 minutes. Visit bcferries.com for current schedule information, 1 888 223 3779, Overseas 1 250 386 3431, [email protected]
Budget Car Rental, Toll Free 1 800 299 3199 (Canada), 1 800 527 0700 (USA) | budget.ca
National Tilden, Toll Free 1 800 222 9058, nationalcar.ca
Rent a Wreck/ Practi Car (Campbell River only), Toll Free 1 800 327 0116, Overseas 1 250 287 8353, rentawreck.ca
There are many options for getting to and from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and various destinations in the region. We recommend checking out the airports official page which shows all your options. yvr.ca/en/getting-to-from-yvr.aspx
Vancouver Island Connector (operated by Tofino Bus – Vancouver to Campbell River)
Vancouver Island Connector/Tofino Buses depart downtown (Vancouver Bus Depot, Pacific Central Station, 1150 Station Street) approx. $60 CAD one-way. Takes approx. 6 hours. The Vancouver Island Connector/Tofinobus station in Campbell River (Bus Depot: 509 13th Avenue) is a short walk to the Quadra Island Ferry terminal about 2 blocks away. 1 866 986 3466, viconnector.com
Islandlink Bus (Departure Bay, Nanaimo (where the Horseshoe Bay ferry from Vancouver docks) to Campbell River
Islandlink Bus offers its services to and from various destinations on Vancouver Island. Visit their website for up-to-date schedules and booking information. Islandlink drops passengers off at the Campbell River Community Center (401 11th Avenue). This is a 10-minute walk to the Quadra Island ferry terminal. From here you can walk onto the Quadra ferry. Bus approx: $40 CAD one-way. No phone available, islandlinkbus.com