Directions: Where to meet and launch points
On the first day of your tour, guests meet at 8:00am at the Wildcoast Adventures shop at 685 Heriot Bay Road, Quathiaski Cove, BC. The shop is located just a short distance by foot or by car from the Ferry Terminal in Quathiaski Cove.
4-Day Orca Camp
Guests on the 4-day Orca Camp trip need to be at the Campbell River Whale Watching Office at Discovery Harbour Marina or at the Quathiaski Cove dock by the BC Ferry Terminal on Quadra Island. If you are meeting at the Campbell River Whale Watching Office, please arrive at 7:30 am, if you are meeting at Quathiaski Cove, please arrive by 8:00 am.
If you have a car, there is a gravel parking lot located off of Robert’s Reach Road at the Discovery Harbour Marina. Please note that half the lot is paid, and half is free. Please be aware of the signs.
4-Day Whales & Wildlife
On the first day of your tour, guests meet at 10:00am at the Wildcoast Adventures shop at 685 Heriot Bay Road, Quathiaski Cove, BC. The shop is located just a short distance by foot or by car from the Ferry Terminal in Quathiaski Cove.
6-Day Kayaking Expeditions to Discovery Islands or Desolation Sound
Check in time for guests spending their first night at Tsa Kwa Luten Resort on Quadra Island is anytime after 3:00 pm on the first day of your trip. Wildcoast provides complimentary transfers from the Quadra Island ferry terminal to the hotel when you arrive – just let us know your flight times so we can gauge the ferry you will be on and be sure a staff and vehicle are available for the pick up. We ask that you aim for the 4:30 ferry to Quadra if requiring a pick up.
7-Day Whales & Bears Adventure
Check in time for guests on their first night at Comfort Inn and Suites in Campbell River is anytime after 3:00 pm on the first day of your trip.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!
Getting to Campbell River and Quadra Island
By Air - From Vancouver
An airport shuttle meets every incoming flight to Campbell River and is easy to locate in the small terminal. The shuttle charges $20 CAD per person to take you to the ferry for Quadra Island. Approximate travel time from the airport to the ferry is 20 minutes. Rates for the quick 10 minute ferry ride can be found on the BC Ferries website.
By Air - From Victoria
An airport shuttle meets every incoming flight to Campbell River and is easy to locate in the small terminal. The shuttle charges $20 CAD per person to take you to the ferry for Quadra Island. Approximate travel time from the airport to the ferry is 20 minutes. Rates for the quick 10 minute ferry ride can be found on the BC Ferries website
By Car Vancouver/Horseshoe Bay
By Car Seattle/Port Angeles
Travel time: dependent on departure point
The Island Link bus provides service between all major ferry terminals on Vancouver Island. You must reserve your seat in advance. When making a reservation choose “Campbell River” as your Destination and Select “Bust stop in front of CRCC 401 11th Ave., @ Cedar” for Campbell River drop off point.
Quadra Island is a quick 10 minute ferry ride from Campbell River.
Visit Our Shop
Wildcoast Adventures Shop (685 Heriot Bay Road, Quathiaski Cove) is located just a short distance by foot or by car from the Ferry Terminal in Quathiaski Cove.
Stop by and say hello on your first day on the island!
Pre-trip Accommodation Options
Note: Orca Camp, Whales & Wildlife trip and The Weekender tour require you to book your own accommodation the evening prior to departure
AirBNB: several accommodations for Quadra Island and Campbell River are listed on AirBNB. Whether you are looking for something cheap and cheerful or a large house for your group, a range of options at various price points are available.
Comfort Inn: Located in Campbell River on the waterfront in downtown Campbell River, the Comfort Inn offers comfort in distinctive, West Coast style. The hotel offers a free breakfast and free wifi. To book a room contact the Comfort Inn directly at 250-914-5117. Mention you are taking a trip with Wildcoast to receive a discount!
Whiskey Point Resort: Just minutes from the Ferry Whiskey Point offers budget accommodation on beautiful Quadra Island. To book a room contact the resort directly at 250-285-2201 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge: The We Wai Kai First Nation has created this spectacular accommodation at the edge of the forest overlooking the Strait of Georgia on Quadra Island. Enjoy the authentic Pacific Coast native architecture, art, and culture featured at the lodge.
Gowlland Harbour Resort: Nestled within the beauty of Quadra Island’s rainforest on the edge of Gowlland Harbour, the resort offers elegantly comfortable accommodations and breathtaking beauty. Lodge rooms and private houses are available.
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:
- Trips return back from Orca Camp to Quadra Island and the dock in Campbell River by approximately 3:00 pm on the final day of camp.
- Trips to Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands return to the Wildcoast Shop on Quadra Island by approximately 3:00 pm on the final day of your kayak expedition.
- For guests on the 7-day Whales & Bears package, check out time on your last day is 11:00 am.