To get to Quadra Island, you take a scenic 10 minute ferry ride over from Campbell River. Campbell River is located half-way up Vancouver Island, about 4 hours north of Victoria, or 2 hours north of Nanaimo. There are lots of different ways to get here, and if you need a hand figuring out the best route, just give us a call at 1 877 475 TOUR.

Directions to Quadra Island Kayaks

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When you arrive on the island you will be in Quathiaski Cove (locals here call it ´Q Cove´). Drive off the ferry and follow the traffic up the hill. You will see a shopping plaza at the top. Follow the road around to the left at the top of the hill in front of the shops. Drive a short distance (300m) until you come to a stop sign. On your right will be the Village Plaza with a small cluster of shops. Across the street you’ll notice our elementary school. Turn right at this stop sign. Drive past the school, and then turn left onto West Road. Drive along West Road for about 10km. In about five minutes you will arrive in Heriot Bay. You will see a little fire hall on your right, and then the grocery store called ‘Tru-Value Foods’. Just past the grocery store is Heriot Bay Road. Turn right.

Go 200 meters and you will see Quadra Island Kayaks on your left at the top of Taku Road. Actual street address is 615 Taku Road.

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Getting to Quadra Island from Vancouver

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Take the BC Ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. There are two BC ferries in Vancouver that go to Nanaimo. One is south of Vancouver in Tsawwassen and the other is just north of Vancouver in Horseshoe Bay. Once you get to Nanaimo, you follow Hwy 19 north to Campbell River (approx 2 hours). In Campbell River the signs to the Quadra Island ferry are well marked, and the ferry leaves hourly on the half-hour mark i.e. 3:30, 4:30, etc. Please check the BC Ferries sailing schedule to ensure your departure times. The last ferry leaves at 10:30 pm at night, except for Friday and Saturday when the last one goes at 11:30 pm.

Getting to Quadra from the Campbell River Airport

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You can fly from Vancouver to Campbell River Regional Airport (YBL) and hop on the “airport shuttle” which meets all flights and can drop you off right at the Quadra Island Ferry. The number to call for the airport shuttle is (250) 914-1010. You can pre-book your shuttle or you can just make the arrangements once you arrive at the airport. Cost is approximately $15.00 to the ferry. Cab fare from the airport to the ferry is about $25.00. The taxi number to call is (250) 287-8294. There are also rental cars at the Campbell River airport.

Getting to Quadra Island from Seattle

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You can drive to Vancouver (approx 3 hours) or take a ferry from Anaquadra island Port Angeles and Seattle to Victoria, Canada. From Victoria you drive north on Hwy 19 to Campbell River (approx 4 hours). In Campbell River you catch the ferry to Quadra Island etc (see above).

Helpful Information

Ferry travel from Vancouver to Vancouver Island

BC Ferries provides year round vehicle and walk-on ferry service. BC Ferries info can be found at, or by calling 1-888-223-3779 within the province, and outside of BC at 1-250-386-3431.

Horseshoe Bay

(North of Vancouver) to Departure Bay (North of Nanaimo) *Sailing time approx. 1 hr and 35min.


(South of Vancouver) to Duke Point (South of Nanaimo) *Sailing time approx. 2 hrs

Air Travel From Vancouver To Vancouver Island

Pacific Coastal Air

Flies from Vancouver to Campbell River.

1-800-663-2872 or 1-604-273-8666

Central Mountain Air

Flies from Vancouver to Campbell River or Comox.


Air Canada

Offers flights across Canada or from Seattle to Campbell River, Nanaimo, and Victoria.

1-888-247-2262 (in Can) or 1 800 776-3000 (in US)

Air Travel From Calgary to Vancouver Island


Flies between Calgary, Alberta and Comox (a town 45 minutes south of Campbell River)

Bus Travel from Vancouver to Vancouver Island

Vancouver Airport Shuttle

Transport between Airport and downtown bus terminal. Leaves every hour. $15 one way.

1-800-668-3141 or 1-694-946-8866

Islandlink Bus Services

Shuttle bus service between a number of destinations including the Vancouver Airport, Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, Nanaimo and Campbell River.

1-250-954-8257 or 1-604-970-4990