Getting There


There will be a FREE shuttle to and from the Nanaimo airport as well as between the hotels, conference venue and receptions. Please stay tuned for the shuttle schedule.

Getting to Vancouver Island

As a fully serviced island in the Pacific, Vancouver Island has multiple ways to cross the Straight to enjoy a taste of the good life.

Flights to Vancouver Island

We have international, regional, and commuter airports throughout Vancouver Island. Nanaimo (YCD) and Comox (YQQ) are international airports, with regularly scheduled flights on WestJet and Air Canada to many big cities. The Tofino (YAZ) regional airport is just a few hours from Port Alberni, and regular seaplane service with Pacific Seaplanes and KD Air arrive and depart from the Centennial Pier Seaplane facility in downtown Port Alberni.

Ferries from Vancouver

Vancouver Island has regular sailings to and from Vancouver, via the Tsawwassen terminal on the south end of Vancouver, and from Horseshoe Bay to the northwest. Operated by BC Ferries, the Tsawwassen terminal connects the mainland to Swartz Bay, in Victoria, and Duke Point, in south Nanaimo. The Horseshoe Bay ferry travels between Vancouver and central Nanaimo.

BC Ferries
Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay
Tsawwassen to Duke Point

Hullo – From downtown Vancouver

Driving to the Alberni Valley