How to get to Courtenay, B.C.




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Comox Valley Inn and Suites
1190 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, British Columbia
V9N 2K1 Canada

The Comox Valley Inn is located right in the centre of Courtenay, BC, close to downtown and several major malls, and nearby Town of Comox, Comox International Airport YQQ, Highway 19 and 19A, and Powell River ferries.

By Car

The City of Courtenay in the Comox Valley is a pleasant 2.5 hour (137 mile or 220 km) drive northwards from Victoria. From the ferry terminals near Nanaimo it is an approximate 75-minute (66 mile or 107 km) drive. From Nanaimo, you can drive either the scenic Oceanside Route on the old Island Highway (19A), or take the new high-speed Inland Island Highway (19). Highway 19 Exit Number 117 will lead you directly to the main street of Courtenay, turn left on Cliffe Avenue. The distance from the Exit 117 to Cliffe Avenue is 5.9 Km., and total distance to the Comox Valley Inn on Cliffe Avenue is 7.9 Km. The Comox Valley Inn is at 1190 Cliffe Avenue. You can’t miss our new large sign on the right-hand side of Cliffe Avenue! If you need help, phone us at (250) 334-4476.

By Bus

Island Coachlines offers daily bus service that connects north, central, and southern parts of Vancouver Island with the BC Mainland. For schedules call: (250) 334-2475 or 1-800-318-0818. A smaller, more limited bus service is IslandLink Bus Services, phone 1-877-954-3556 or see http://www.islandlinkbus.com

By Air

Come and see our new Airport Terminal! The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is centrally located, providing easy access to all points on central and northern Vancouver Island with daily direct flights from major cities, including Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton. Visit www.comoxairport.com

Airlines serving the Comox Valley:

Air Canada Jazz (Direct to/from Calgary, Vancouver) 1-888-247-2262 www.flyjazz.ca
Central Mountain Air 1-888-865-8585 www.flycma.com
Pacific Coastal Airlines 1-800-663-2872 www.pacificcoastal.com
Westjet (Direct to/from Calgary/Edmonton) 1-877-952-4638 www.westjet.com

Small aircraft and floatplanes can land at the Courtenay Airpark in Courtenay. Phone (250) 338-9814. Chartered floatplane service is also available at the Comox Marina. Some airlines are:
Air Nootka (250) 283-2255
Baxter Air 1-800-661-5599
Corilair (250) 287-8371
Harbour Air Seaplanes 1-800-665-0212
Island Air (250) 897-4433
Kenmore Air 1-800-543-9595

By Ferry

Regular ferry service from at least nine locations links the British Columbia Mainland and Washington State to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. you can take advantage of discounted ferry fares with the Sunshine Coast “CirclePac”, which offers four ferry/highway routes linking the Comox Valley with the Mainland and lower Vancouver Island. You can avoid potential wait times on busy long weekends or some tourist season days by making advance reservations with the ferry companies.

From the BC Mainland:

For information on the following routes contact BC Ferries: 1-888-223-3779 www.bcferries.com  For reservations on major routes call toll-free: 1-888-724-5223

  • Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (Victoria)
  • Tsawwassen to Duke Point (Nanaimo)
  • Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) to Departure Bay (Nanaimo)
  • Powell River to Comox
  • Prince Rupert to Port Hardy

Service from Washington State:

Contact any travel agency for more information about…

  • Black Ball Transport: Port Angeles to Victoria
  • Victoria & San Juan Cruises: Bellingham to Victoria
  • Victoria Clipper: Seattle to Victoria
  • Victoria Express: Port Angeles to Victoria
  • Washington State Ferries: Anacortes to Victoria

By Boat

Pleasure boaters will find plenty of moorage at Comox Harbour’s 4 marinas – most popular facilities are right in downtown Comox. Comox is the adjacent  town to Courtenay. Public docks offer moorage from May to September while private docks offer moorage year round. Facilities include showers, telephones and laundry. Restaurants and shops are located within easy walking distance. Contact the Comox Valley Harbour Authority for more information: (250) 339-6041. ComoxHarbour.com

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Getting around once you are here…

Car Rentals

Car rental companies service the Comox Valley and Comox Valley Airport locations. National Car and Truck Rental (250-334-0202); Budget Car and Truck Rental (250-338-7717).

Taxis and Shuttles

Taxi and shuttle services are available throughout the Comox Valley by United Cabs (250-339- 7955), Ambassador Shuttle Service (1-877-339-5252), and Sky High Shuttle Service (1-866-331-4737).

Buses

Local bus service is also available, even with internet access on some routes. Comox Valley Transit System (250-339-5453). This bus service is expanding.http://www.bctransit.com/regions/com/

Cycling

Right behind the Comox Valley Inn is the Riverside Pathway, which meanders beside the Courtenay River and peacefully connects downtown Courtenay with southern Courtenay. Cycling enthusiasts can explore the many trails and off-roadways of fabulous sights on two wheels. Rental bikes are available from bike shops in the Comox Valley at hourly, half day and full day rates. Black’s Cycles (250-339-7011), Giant Bicycles (250-334-0084), Simon’s Cycles, (250-339-6683), Trail Bicycles (250-334-2456). More rigorous mountain trail biking can be at Mount Washington as well as in the Cumberland Hills.

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