Getting Here

Getting here is easy and no need for expensive charters or float planes.  You can leave Vancouver or Alberta and be fishing the same day!

Murphy's Riverside Lodge Address:
6150 Ferguson Road,
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 8L4


Getting to British Columbia

All 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 or Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

Driving From Vancouver

If you are travelling from the mainland it is very important that your group catches a BC ferry the day before your fishing day.

The ferry can be taken from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, or Tsawwassen to Duke Point. Since it is the travel season it is wise to make ferry reservations.

The drive from Departure Bay (Nanaimo) or Duke Point (south Nanaimo) or Comox to Port Alberni is roughly 1 full hour.

Flying to Vancouver Island & Driving to Port Alberni

Many of our guests fly into Comox from other cities in Canada. Victoria and Nanaimo are also alternatives. WestJet flies directly into Comox from many Canadian Cities.
After your fishing trip plan on leaving the lodge by 3pm.

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 Nanaimo and Comox airports car rentals from Budget and National are available. Make sure you make reservations well in advance. The road to Port Alberni is paved.

Driving to Port Alberni from Nanaimo or Comox

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Meeting your Guide/Boat in the Morning

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Detailed Driving Instructions (Download Printer Friendly):
  1. At the Junction coming into Port Alberni Head west on Alberni Hwy/BC-4 W toward Port Alberni Hwy  continue for 4.5km
  2. Turn right onto Pacific Rim Hwy/River Rd/Victoria Quay/BC-4 W (signs for Ucluelet/Tofino,
  3. Continue to follow Pacific Rim Hwy/River Rd/BC-4 W continue for 350 Metres.
  4. Turn right onto Beaver Creek Rd continue for 4.8KM
  5. Turn left onto Hills Rd continue for 750 Metres
  6. Take the 3rd left onto Ferguson Rd continue for 700 Metres, lodge will be on the right.
Lodge Address:
6150 Ferguson Road .
Port Alberni BC