Getting HereGetting here is easy and there is no need for expensive charters or float planes. You can leave Vancouver or Alberta and be fishing the same day!
Getting to British ColumbiaAll major international carriers fly into Vancouver Airport and many fly into Victoria. Ideally, you could fly right into Campbell River or Comox by landing in Vancouver then take a quick four minute cab ride to the South Terminal and then catch a smaller plane operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines to Campbell River or Comox on Vancouver Island.
Driving From VancouverIf you are travelling from the mainland on your pickup day, it is very important that your group catches a BC ferry to Nanaimo no later than 7:30am.
The ferry can be taken from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, or Tsawwassen to Duke Point. You are on a tight schedule, so it is wise to make ferry reservations.
The drive from Departure Bay (Nanaimo) or Duke Point (south Nanaimo) to Fair Harbour (the pick up point) is roughly 5 hours. The pick up time at Fair Harbour is 3pm. If you are not familiar with travel ling to and from the island we recommend that you make arrangements to come to the island the day or night before.
Plan on leaving Campbell River by 11:30am in order to be at the pick up point on time.
Flying to Vancouver Island & Driving to KyuquotMany of our guests fly into Campbell River or Comox from other cities in Canada. Victoria and Nanaimo are also alternatives, but farther from Kyuquot. WestJet flies directly into Comox from many Canadian Cities.
Please select a flight that will arrive to Comox or Campbell River by 10am on the first date of your fishing trip. This allows for enough time to get your car rental. If you are going to be later this is not an issue but please let us know and we will arrange a later pick up for your party.
Plan on leaving Campbell River by Noon.
For your flight home we recommend booking it for the day after your last day of fishing. See “Getting Your Fish Home”.
Renting your Vehicle on Vancouver Island
|At the Campbell River and Comox airports car rentals from Budget and National are available. Make sure you make reservations well in advance. The road to Fair Harbour is an active gravel logging road.
Book an SUV so you have space for your coolers!
Plan on Leaving Campbell River by Noon.
|Campbell River Car Rentals
Budget Rental car (250) 923-3946
National Rental Car (250) 923-1234
Comox Car Rental
Budget Rental Car (250) 338-7717
National Car Rental (250) 334-0202
Driving into KyuquotWhat ever happens along the way, someone will be waiting at the dock when you get there. So take your time and enjoy the drive and spectacular scenery!
We recommend that you do not rely on Mapquest or GPS devices to get you to the dock as they may be using old deactivated logging roads in their maps. Please download and print these:
Detailed Driving Directions
Campbell River HotelsAustrian Chalet Best Western (250) 923-4231
Coast Discovery Inn (250) 287-7155
Fish Friendly Vancouver Hotels
Airport Delta (604) 278-1241
Airport Fairmont (604) 248-3281
Executive Inn Express (604) 270-6030
Richmond Inn BestWestern (604) 273-7878