Comox, one of three municipalities in the Comox Valley, 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 takes just over an hour. The older scenic oceanside 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 or can take days for those that wish to take advantage of the many stops and attractions along the way.
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.
||BC Ferries Website
||1 250 386-3431
||1 888 223-3779 (in British Columbia)
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
Comox Coach & Shuttle
Comox Valley Transit System
HandyDart buses are available for people with disabilities.
The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) services many flights from around British Columbia and Alberta. Small aircraft and floatplanes can land at Courtenay Airpark in downtown Courtenay. Harbour Air also provides seasonal, direct float plane service from downtown Vancouver to Comox Marina.
Air Canada daily from Comox to Vancouver, allowing passengers to make convenient connections into the airline’s massive network of 190 destinations on five continents.
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Pacific Coastal Airlines provides air service from Comox to the south terminal at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). It also provides service from Vancouver to Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Powell River, and other mid-coastal communities.
Harbour Air has seasonal, floatplane service between the Comox Bay Marina (1805 Beaufort Avenue, Comox – phone: 250-339-2930) and Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.
WestJet has daily service to Comox direct from Calgary.
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
Comox Bay Marina