Getting Here

The Scenic Journey to Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island


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An important part of any vacation is the journey and you’ll find your trip to Vancouver Island is an enjoyable opportunity to sit back and discover our island’s natural beauty.

Several routes from the mainland will bring you to Vancouver Island:

BC Ferries

  • Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Departure Bay (Nanaimo)
  • Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (Victoria)
  • Tsawwassen to Duke Point (Nanaimo)
  • Powell River to Comox
  • Prince Rupert to Port Hardy

Washington State Ferries

  • Anacortes to Sidney
  • Port Angeles to Victoria

Victoria Clipper

  • Seattle to Victoria

Driving the Island’s Highways

  • Trans Canada Highway from Victoria
  • BC Highway 19 from Nanaimo
  • BC Highway 19A, the scenic Oceanside Route south of Parksville to Campbell River
  • BC Highway 4 from Parksville through the Alberni Valley to the West Coast, Tofino and Ucluelet

Flights for a Bird’s Eye View of Your Vancouver Island Trip

There are several airports on Vancouver Island with flights from Vancouver, Seattle and beyond, including Victoria International, Nanaimo, Comox and Campbell River.