BC Ferries
Schedules, condition reports and more from Vancouver Island's most important transportation link.

Washington State Ferries
Ferry service from Anacortes to Sidney, vehicles or passengers.

Nanaimo Harour Ferry
The 'pickle boats' provide foot passenger ferry service to Newcastle Island or harbour tours.  New to Nanaimo in 2007, their fleet of boats have plyed Victoria's harbour for years.

Victoria Clipper
Scenic ferry service from Seattle to Victoria. Passengers only, no vehicles.

Coho Ferry
Passenger and automobile service from Port Angeles to Victoria's inner harbour.

Protection Island Ferry
This passenger only ferry runs from downtown Nanaimo to Protection Island (and the Dinghy Dock Pub).

Air Travel

Nanaimo Airport
Air traffic to Vancouver and elsewhere in the region, complete with an on site 18 hole golf course.

West Coast Air
Flies from downtown Nanaimo to Vancouver International Airport & downtown Vancouver.

Sea to Sky Air
Explore Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton, Vancouver &Victoria -- aerially! Sightsee in comfort and experience the excitement of soaring above spectacular coastal terrain. Also offers flight training and pilot license certification.

Car Rentals

National Car & Truck Rental
Rentals of a variety of vehicles in many locations across the island.

Budget Car & Truck Rental
Offers many vehicles for rent with 21 locations on Vancouver Island.


Nanaimo Regional Transit System
Bus schedules & maps for the Nanaimo region - closest pickup point is Southgate Plaza beside the Mohawk Gas Station (1/2km from Living Forest).

Tofino Bus
Bus service to Tofino from Nanaimo, Victoria, and Vancouver. Accommodates kayaks, bikes, and surfboards.

West Coast Trail Bus
Bus service to the West Coast trail and Juan de Fuca trail from Nanaimo, Victoria, and Port Alberni.

Boat Rentals & Tours

Nanaimo Harour Ferry
The 'pickle boats' provide foot passenger ferry service to Newcastle Island or harbour tours.

Pacific Northwest Expeditions
Offers 3-6 day guided kayak tours around Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia.

Alberni Outpost
Sea kayak rentals and tours - With daily tours, lessons and kayak rentals, it's no wonder Alberni Outpost is so popular.  Shore location beside the Brechin Boat Ramp by the Departure Bay BC Ferry terminal. Easy access to Newcastle Island!

Nanaimo Charters and Sailing School
Nanaimo Charters offers affordable powerboat and sailboat charters of the Nanaimo harbour, the Gulf Islands, and Desolation Sound