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Travel information to Campbell River on Vancouver Island

Vehicle travel to Campbell River on Vancouver Island is quite easy! A straight and fast, inland highway (19) on Vancouver Island speeds travel time by vehicle – or take the scenic shoreline highway (19A); it’s a little longer drive, but if you’re looking for ocean scenery this may be your choice.

With flights and ferries from the cities such as Vancouver, Seattle and Calgary, you can arrive in the morning and be fishing in the afternoon! Useful links bellow

Driving to Campbell River:

When traveling to Campbell River by vehicle, you will cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry, from either Vancouver or Washington State.

The city of Vancouver, is on the mainland coast of British Columbia. From Vancouver, via BC Ferries, you will travel to one of three places on Vancouver Island. BC Ferries offers a convenient service of multiple sailings per day, 7 days a week. The three sailing routes from Vancouver are:

Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver to Departure Bay, Nanaimo

The Horseshoe Bay terminal is located on the north side of Vancouver, and is best if you want to see Vancouver. Check out this map (north on map) for directions to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. Follow the Departure Bay-Nanaimo lane. From Departure Bay it is an approximate 1 hour and 30 minutes drive to Campbell River on the Inland Island Hwy (19) north.

Tsawwassen, Vancouver to Duke Point, Nanaimo

The Tsawwassen terminal is located on the sout
h end of Vancouver. This is the best route if you are traveling from the Vancouver International Airport, the US border or wish to bypass Vancouver. Check out this map (south on map) for directions to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and get in the Duke Point-Nanaimo lane. From Duke Point it is an approximate 1 hour and 45 minute drive to Campbell River on the Inland Island Hwy (19) north.

Tsawwassen, Vancouver to Swartz Bay, Victoria

This route is for travelers who would like to visit Victoria, the capital city of BC, before making their way north to Campbell River. When arriving at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, get into the Swartz Bay-Victoria lane. From Victoria, drive approximately 3 1/2 hours to Campbell River on the In-land Island Hwy (19) north.

Ferries from Mainland BC
1.888.223-3779
Toll-free reservations within BC 1.888.724.5223
Reservations outside of BC: 604.444.2890
Ferries: Seattle to Victoria
Toll-Free: 1 800 888-2535 206.448.5000
Ferries: Port Angeles to Victoria
250.386.2202
Ferries: Anacortes to Sidney
Toll-Free: 1.888.808.7977206.464.6400

Traveling to Campbell River by Air:

There are many different options when flying to Campbell River by air, from seaplanes to small and large jets. Please check out these airlines for information on your preferred travel:

Commercial flights from Vancouver
1.800.663.2872 FREE
1.800.665.4354 FREE
1-888-865-8585 FREE
Seaplanes from Seattle
1.800.543.9595
Commercial flights from Calgary
1.877. 952.4696
Seaplanes from Vancouver
604.274.1277
1.800.9595250.287.2433 FREE