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!
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
Without Accommodations - Your guide will meet you at Clutesi Haven Marina
With Accommodations - Your guide will meet you at the West Coast River lodge.