Getting to Wildcoast

Where to meet and launch points

Orca Camp tours pick up guests at 9:00 am on your departure date at the ferry dock in Campbell River [look for Discovery Launch Water Taxi] and 9:10 am at the Gowlland Harbour Resort on Quadra Island.  They will bring you to our outdoor adventure camp.

Kayak Tours in the Discovery Islands, Desolation Sound, and Custom kayak tours require guests to arrive at 9:00 am at our shop at 685 Heriot Bay Road, Quadra Island located just minutes from the ferry terminal.

Getting to Campbell River, BC

  • By Air
    Campbell River Regional Airport (YBL) is an approximate 40 minute flight from Vancouver (YVR). Airlines with service to Campbell River include Pacific Coastal Airlines and Central Mountain Air
  • By Car (Nanaimo Route from Vancouver)
    Travel time: 2 hours (not including ferry crossing)
    Take the Horseshoe Bay BC Ferry to Departure Bay, Nanaimo (reservations recommended) Take Highway 19 North to Campbell River (95 miles [153 km])
  • By Car (Victoria Route from Seattle/Port Angeles)
    Travel time: 3 hours and 20 minutes from Seattle (not including ferry)
    Take the Port Angeles Ferry to Victoria (reservations recommended), Take Highway 19 North to Campbell River (166 miles [265 km]) Travel from Campbell River to Quadra Island
  • From Campbell River to Quadra Island (by Foot or Car)
    Travel time: Quadra Island is a quick 10 minute ferry ride from Campbell River. Highway 19 leads you to the ferry terminal in Campbell River
    View the Ferry Schedule
  • Pre-trip Accommodation Options

    Gowlland Harbour Resort: Located on picturesque Quadra Island, the Resort’s cozy rooms, ocean views, hot tub, quiet lookout points and beach offer a touch of luxury prior to arriving at our outdoor adventure camp. To book a room contact Gowlland Harbour Resort directly at 250-285-3572 or via email at [email protected] and ask for the special Wildcoast rate.

    Quadra Island Hostel: Just minutes from the Ferry the Hostel offers budget accommodation in a beautiful nature setting. To book a room contact Quadra Island Hostel directly at 250-285-3198 or via email at [email protected]

Planning your trip home

While you are unlikely to want to leave after experiencing all the adventure and beauty the west coast has to offer, for those that do have to return home, all trips return back to Quadra Island or Campbell River by approximately 3:00 pm on the final day of your trip. We’ll miss you when you go, but remember you are always welcome to come back and visit us again!

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