The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is centrally located, providing easy access to all points on central and northern Vancouver Island with daily direct flights from major cities including Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton with connections beyond. Visit the Comox Valley Airport website for information on airlines, car rentals, and other services.
Pacific Coastal Airlines offers convenient transportation to and from Vancouver. Call Pacific Coastal 1-800-663-2872 for schedules and reservations.
Air Canada offers direct flights to and from Vancouver and Calgary. Call Air Canada 1-888-247-2262 for schedules and reservations.
WestJet Airlines operates flights from Comox to Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Call WestJet at 1-888-937-8538 or 1-800-538-5696 for schedule information.
Harbour Air offers convenient harbour to harbour flights between the downtown Vancouver terminal and the Comox Bay Marina, Town of Comox. Call 1-800-347-2222 for reservations and schedules.
Regular ferry service links the British Columbia Mainland and Washington State to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Riding a ferry provides an opportunity to stretch your legs, enjoy a meal, browse the gift shop and observe marine traffic and wildlife. It is a mini-cruise in the middle of your vacation.
BC Ferry terminals on Vancouver Island are located in Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo (Departure Bay or Duke Point) with ferry service to/from the Vancouver area, Comox with ferry service to/from Powell River on the Sunshine Coast, and Port Hardy with service from Prince Rupert via the Inside Passage (www.bcferries.ca).
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
From Washington State, you can travel to Vancouver Island via several routes. Follow the links for schedules and information.
- Victoria & San Juan Cruises: Bellingham to Victoria (package tour)
- Victoria Clipper: Seattle to Victoria (passenger only)
- M.V. Coho: Port Angeles to Victoria
- Washington Ferries: Anacortes to Sidney (Victoria)
Once you’re on Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley is only a 1 1/4 hour drive north from Nanaimo or a 2 1/2 hour drive from Victoria. Travelling the scenic oceanside route of Highway 19A, you’ll pass the Buckley Bay ferry terminal for sailings to Denman Island and Hornby Island, and travel through the seaside communities of Fanny Bay, Union Bay, and Royston as you approach Courtenay, the largest urban centre in the Comox Valley.
Or, once you’re north of Nanaimo you can also follow Highway 19 and take Exit 117 onto the Comox Valley Parkway. Take the first right onto Minto Road, then turn right onto Small Road to find the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre. Our trained staff at the Visitor’s Desk can book your accommodation in many Comox Valley hotels, motels, and hostels and help with directions to Comox Valley campgrounds and RV Parks. You can also learn more about tours and attractions in the Comox Valley, and the special vacation packages available at local resorts and spas.
Coming from the North Island? The Comox Valley is only a 3 1/4 hour drive from Port Hardy. Highway 19 Exit numbers 87, 101, 117, 127, 130 and 144 will lead you to various points in the Comox Valley.
Those travelling to the Comox Valley by boat will find a full range of facilities including moorage, showers, restaurants and shops adjacent to the Comox Marina. Contact the Comox Valley Harbour Authority at 250-339-6041 for more information.
Throughout the Comox Valley and surrounding areas, local bus and 24 hour taxi services are provided. Airport shuttle, limousine services and other private bus and transportation service options are also available.
NEW! Comox Valley Winter Hotel Ski Shuttle
Want a hassle-free way to get onto the slopes of Mount Washington this ski season? Ambassador Transportation is now offering the Ski Shuttle to and from Mount Washington Alpine Resort for guests staying at participating hotels. Guests will travel in Ambassador Transportation’s warm, comfortable and spacious Mercedes Sprinters by professional and courteous chauffeurs. (minimum 4 people)
PRICING and RESERVATIONS:
$20.00 per person return, taxes included (Kids under 4 are FREE, car seats must be provided by the guest as required). To book, call the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre at 1-855-400-2882 toll-free or locally at 250-400-2882. You must provide confirmation of hotel stay to make the booking.
Crown Isle Resort Parking lot – 399 Clubhouse Dr, Courtenay 8:00am
Travelodge – 2605 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay 8:15am
Holiday Inn Express – 2200 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay 8:20am
Old House Hotel and Spa – 1730 Riverside Ln, Courtenay 8:30am
Best Western The Westerly Hotel – 1590 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay 8:35am
The return shuttle will depart from Mount Washington, from Upper Lot 2 parking lot at 4:30pm SHARP! Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure at LOT 2 to allow time for loading. Please be sure you get on the correct shuttle, Ambassador Transportation Hotel Express.
Ambassador Shuttle Service & Tours
Ambassador Shuttle Service and Tours Ambassador Shuttle Service is your dependable airport shuttle service and custom ground transportation on Vancouver Island. Based in the Comox Valley, they provide professional, friendly and safe transportation throughout Vancouver Island.
Call 250-339-5252 or 877-339-5252 to reserve or for more information on Tours and Group transportation packages.
Comox Valley Airport
Getting to Vancouver Island is a breeze when you start your journey at the Comox Valley Airport. With daily non-stop flights, easy access to tourist attractions, stunning views, a gift shop, café and car rentals on site; YQQ has everything you need to start your Vancouver Island vacation off right.
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Escape to Vancouver Island and experience a true West Coast tradition. Harbour Air Seaplanes offers frequent and affordable flights daily between the Comox Marina and downtown Vancouver. Proud to be North America’s first carbon neutral airline. For scheduling information, visit harbourair.com.