Getting to the Comox Valley

Comox is located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, 107 km (66 miles) north of Nanaimo and 220 km (137 miles) north of Victoria. The four lane Inland Island Highway #19 makes travel to Comox faster than before. The trip between Nanaimo and Comox now takes less than an hour and a half. The older ocean side highway, Highway 19A, provides an alternate route in which visitors can enjoy the scenery of Vancouver Island’s coastal communities. This can be driven in a couple of hours, but may take you days if you take advantage of the many campsites, motels and resorts.

By Ferry:

There is frequent ferry service from the mainland to Victoria or Nanaimo. An alternate route is to head north from Vancouver on highway #101 and take the Powell River ferry to Comox.

Online: BC Ferries Website
Local: 1 250 386-3431
Toll-Free: 1 888 223-3779 (in British Columbia)

By Bus:

Daily bus service offers quick and affordable transport from Vancouver and throughout the Island. Locally there is bus service in the 3 municipalities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland.

Vancouver Island Connector

Online: Vancouver Island Connector
Local: Main: 250.334.2475
Toll-Free: 1.866.986.3466

Comox Coach & Shuttle

Online: Comox Coach & Shuttle Website
Local: Main: 250.898.8533
Toll-Free: 1.844.898.8533

Comox Valley Transit System

HandyDart buses are available for people with disabilities.

Online: Comox Valley Transit System Website
Transit Information: 250 339-5453
handyDART: 250 339-5442
Office: 250-339-5426

By Air:

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) services many flights from around British Columbia and Alberta. Small aircraft and float planes can land at Courtenay Airpark in downtown Courtenay. Harbour Air also provides seasonal, direct float plane service from Downtown Vancouver to Comox Marina.

Airport Code: YQQ
Online: The Comox Valley Airport Website
Local: 1 250 339-6900
Toll-Free: 1 800 663-3721

Air Canada

Air Canada flies twice daily from Comox to Vancouver, allowing passengers to make convenient connections into the airline’s massive network of 190 destinations on five continents.

Online: Air Canada Website

Pacific Coastal Airlines

Pacific Costal provides air service from Comox to the south terminal at Vancouver International Airport. It also provides service from Vancouver to Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Powell River, Rivers Inlet, Hakai Pass, Bella Bella, Klemtu, Bella Coola, Anahim Lake, Dean River, Ocean Falls and other mid-coast communities.

Online: Pacific Coastal Airlines Website

Harbour Air

Harbour Air has seasonal, daily float plane service between the Comox Bay Marina (1805 Beaufort Avenue, Comox – phone: 250-339-2930) and Canada Place in Vancouver.

Online: Harbour Air Website

WestJet Airlines

WestJet has daily service to Comox direct from Calgary.

Online: Westjet Airlines Website

By Boat:

The newly expanded Comox Marina has every service nearby, including transient moorage, hot showers, laundry facilities, pubs, restaurants, shopping, marine repair, supplies and service.

Comox Valley Harbour Authority

Online: Comox Valley Harbour Authority Website
Local: 1 250 339-6041

Comox Bay Marina

Online: Comox Valley Marina Website
Local: 1 250 339-2930