How to Get to Our Location
Just off the beaten path.
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HOW TO GET HERE BY CAR
We are located between Nanaimo (45 minutes to the south) and Courtenay (45 minutes to the north), along the east coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. Our address is 420 Horne Lake. Rd, which is located between the Island Hwy 19 and the Oceanside Hwy 19a. We are a 2.5-3 hour drive north of Victoria/Sydney on the south end of Vancouver Island, and 2-3 hours drive from Tofino on the west side of the Island.
If you are coming from the mainland in B.C., we are approximately a 4 hour journey from Vancouver, B.C., which includes a 1.5 – 2 hour BC Ferries ride from either Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver) to Departure Bay (downtown Nanaimo); or from Tsawwassen (South Vancouver) to Duke Point (South Nanaimo). Please note: reservations are recommended to avoid potentially long waits at ferry terminals, particularly at peak times or in high tourist season.
B.C. Ferry schedule is available at www.BCFerries.com.
After your arrival to any ferry terminal on southern Vancouver Island, follow the Island Highway 19 north towards Courtenay and Campbell River. Turn right off the highway at Horne Lake. Rd. (15 km north of Qualicum Beach) and continue down the hill for approximately 1 km. Our driveway is marked #420 and is the first driveway on your left after Olympic Rd. If you reach the railroad tracks, you’ve gone too far.
If you are driving from the north part of the island, simply turn left off of the Island Highway 19 or turn right off the scenic Oceanside Highway 19a onto Horne Lake Rd, where you will find us at #420, between the railroad tracks and Olympic Rd.
If you are driving from Washington State, you can drive over the border and follow the directions from Vancouver, B.C. Alternatively, depending on the time of year, you can take the Coho ferry from Port Angeles to downtown Victoria, B.C., or your can take a Washington State ferry from Anacortes, WA to Sydney, B.C. on Vancouver Island. Please note that these routes can add significant travel time to your journey, and that schedules are not consistent throughout the year.
HOW TO GET HERE BY PUBLIC TRANSIT
We are just off the beaten path enough that we are not well served by public transportation. Review your options below.
If you are traveling from the mainland to Vancouver Island, you will need to take a ferry to Nanaimo.
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A reliable service and they are accustomed to driving guests to and from our place.
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If you are already on Vancouver Island and planning to use the Regional Transit system to get here from Nanaimo, you will likely need to combine a bus to Qualicum Beach and a taxi from Ravensong Pool in Qualicum Beach.
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From Nanaimo, take a bus going North towards Courtenay and make sure the driver knows you wish to get off the bus at Horne Lake. Road. We are approximately a 2 km walk up the hill to 420 Horne Lk. Rd.
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Island Link Transport
Provides passenger express bus service between most Vancouver Island points and BC Ferries’ services at Nanaimo Departure Bay.
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A door to door service can pick you up and/or deliver you to the Nanaimo International Airport (YCD), or either of the BC Ferry terminals in Nanaimo (Duke Pt. or Departure Bay).
Phone (778) 441-2133 /1-888-758-2133 or
Visit Nanaimo Airporter website >
HOW TO GET HERE BY AIR
Vancouver Island is served by three international airports. Two national airlines serve all three international airports on Vancouver Island.
We are approximately one hour north of YCD by automobile via HWY 19.
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We are approximately one hour south of YQQ via the town of Courtenay and either HWY 19 or 19a.
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YYJ is the largest airport on the island, however, we are approximately three hours north of Sydney by automobile.
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Scheduled flights to Victoria, Nanaimo and Comox.
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Scheduled flights to Vancouver, Victoria and Comox.
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REGIONAL AND FLOAT PLANES
We are also serviced by several regional airlines, plus there are some
harbour to harbour services between the city of Vancouver and several communities on Vancouver Island.
Scheduled flights from Seattle to Victoria, Nanaimo, Gulf Islands and Campbell River area. Chartered flights available.
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Scheduled flights from Vancouver Harbour and Vancouver Airport to Victoria, Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands. Chartered flights available.
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Pacific Coastal Air
Scheduled flights from Vancouver to Victoria, Campbell River, Comox, and Port Hardy and from Port Hardy to Port McNeill. Chartered flights available.
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West Coast Air
Scheduled flights from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour. Chartered flights available.
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ISK WEW Air
Scheduled flights from Vancouver Airport to Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni. Chartered flights also available.
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Central Mountain Air
Scheduled flights to Comox and Campbell River.
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