The Comox Valley is an hour and half drive northwest of Nanaimo and about 3 hours northwest of Victoria. Comox town centre is approximately 12km off Highway 19, exit 117. Highway 19A or the Oceanside Route is the slower but more scenic approach recommended for leisurely drivers. Access it southeast of Parksville at exit 46 off Highway 19. Budget and National rental cars operate kiosks out of Comox Valley Airport.
BC Ferries operate one of the most sophisticated ferryboat systems in the world, serving almost 50 ports along the rugged BC coastline. Ferries operates several times BC Mainland, and Vancouver. You can Contact BC Ferries at 1-888-223-3779 for route information and reservations.
- Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (Victoria)
- Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Duke Point (Nanaimo)
- Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) to Departure Bay (Nanaimo)
- Westview (Powell River) to Little River (Comox)
- Prince Rupert to Port Hardy
- Bella Coola to Port Hardy
The Comox Valley Regional Airport (YQQ) is a very comfortable and cozy airport, operating year round and served by three major airlines. With daily direct flights from the Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton
Pacific Coastal Airlines and Central Mountain Air offer convenient service to and from Vancouver. Call Pacific Coastal 1-800-663-2872 or Central Mountain Air 1-888-865-8585 for schedules and reservations.
WestJet Airlines operates flights from Comox to Calgary with connections to Edmonton and many points east. Call WestJet at 1-888-937-8538 or 1-800-538-5696 for schedule information.
West Coast Air offers harbour to harbour flights between the downtown Vancouver terminal and the Comox Bay Marina. Call 1-800-347-2222 for reservations and schedules.
"The Malahat" offered by Via rail is a 4.5 hour rail route between Victoria and Courtenay along the Strait of Georgia via Chemainus, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach, a relaxed and scenic journey cherished by train buffs. the station is located at 899 Cumberland Rd Courtenay BC. 1-888-VIA-RAIL for more information or reservations .