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Getting to Chemainus, Vancouver Island
You can find Chemainus by several different means of transportation. Whither it be by car, bus, plane or ferry or a combination of both, it always worth the trip.
In order to serve you better, Chemainus Tours, has provided you with the following information. Enjoy you trip, can’t wait to meet you and give you the best guided tour possible
Via Nanaimo Airport
The Nanaimo Airport is about a 20 minute drive north of Chemainus. There are several daily 15 minute flights from the Vancouver Airport to Nanaimo Airport.
Via Victoria International Airport
The Victoria International is the closest International Airport and is approximately a 90 minute drive from Chemainus.
Via Harbour Air
Harbour Air operates daily seaplane service from Vancouver to several of the Gulf Islands, which are only a short, scenic, ferry ride from Chemainus.
Via BC Ferries
BC Ferries provides extensive and reliable ferry services with frequent and convenient scheduled runs between Vancouver Island and the Mainland. You have a choice of arriving at either Duke Point or Departure Bay ferry terminals in Nanaimo (30 minutes from Chemainus) or the Swartz Bay terminal in Sidney, near Victoria. (90 minutes from Chemainus). For a great Day trip from the region, BC Ferries also offers you the chance to tour some of the Gulf Islands, with services from Chemainus to Thetis Island, and from Crofton to Salt Spring Island.
Via Washington State Ferries
Washington State Ferries leave from Anacortes, 90 miles north of Seattle through the San Juan Islands to Sidney B.C. Once daily and twice in the summer months, the scenic crossing takes about 3 hours. They take vehicles, buses or motor homes and passengers. Vehicle reservations are recommended and may be made online or by phone (206) 464-6400 Seattle, toll free in state 1-888-808-7977.
Via Blackball Ferries
Travels from Port Angeles, WA to downtown Victoria, B.C. This routes links the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island together for first come first serve. No reservations are available. There is NO Auto ferry service from Seattle to Victoria.
Via Vancouver Island Coach Lines
To make your travel more enjoyable and more convenient, Gray Line of Victoria offers transportation from Port Hardy at the north end of Vancouver Island to Victoria in the south. Numerous stops between the two locations mean ample opportunity to get on or off the bus in many scenic locations.