Getting to Vancouver Island

Getting to Ittatsoo Bay

FROM VANCOUVER BY CAR

Nanaimo Route from Vancouver

  • Take the Horseshoe Bay BC Ferry from Vancouver to Departure Bay, Nanaimo (2 hrs)
  • From Departure Bay, Nanaimo to Ittatsoo Bay (2h 15m)

 

Victoria Route from Vancouver

  • Take a BC Ferry out of Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (2hrs)
  • Take Highway 17 South to Victoria
  • Take the Island Highway 19 to Nanaimo and then to Ittatsoo Bay (4h 30m)

FROM VICTORIA BY CAR

Travel time: approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes

1. Take the Trans-Canada Highway (N/BC-1 N) to Nanaimo

2. Merge onto Nanaimo Parkway (BC-19 N) via the ramp to Parksville/Campbell River

3. Take Exit 60 towards Port Alberni and merge onto Memorial Ave to get to Pacific Rim Highway (BC-4W)

4. Turn left onto the Tofino Ucluelet Highway

-Continue to Ucluelet-

5. To go to Ittatsoo Bay, turn left on Port Albion Rd.

6. Turn left on Thornton/Barkley Road

7. Follow the signs down a gravel road to Ittatsoo Bay

 FROM NANAIMO BY CAR


Travel time: approximately 2 hours 15 minutes 

1. Take the Inland Island Highway (BC-19N) towards Campbell River

2. Take Exit 60 towards Port Alberni and merge onto Memorial Ave to get to Pacific Rim Highway (BC-4W)

3. Turn left onto the Tofino Ucluelet Highway

-Continue to Ucluelet-

4. To go to Ittatsoo Bay, turn left on Port Albion Rd.

5. Turn left on Thornton/Barkley Road

6. Follow the signs down a gravel road to Ittatsoo Bay

FROM UCLUELET


Travel time: approximately 20 minutes

1. Take Peninsula Road to Highway 4

2. Turn right onto Port Albion Road

3. Turn left on Thornton/Barkley Road

4. Follow the signs down a gravel road to Ittatsoo Bay