Getting Here


Getting to Campbell River

2021 Fishing Season and Covid 19

First and foremost, I hope you are all doing well and wish you and all of your loved ones the best during these challenging times. Currently we are still planning for our salmon season and getting out on the water for some great fishing this summer! Like all of you, we will be watching what’s going on globally and waiting to see the progress for a return to better times.

During this time of self isolation many of you are tentatively planning vacations or are looking to book a fishing trip this summer You can feel confident that you are guaranteed to be refunded any deposits if the travel advisory is still in effect or for any other health reasons. So we are waiving the standard 30 day cancellation policy to alleviate concerns of being unable to reschedule or cancel your charter dates. We are all in this together and I am sure that all of you are looking forward to getting back to doing what we love the most!

Until then, Tight Lines!!!

Your Captain, Laurel

We are located in the Discovery Harbour Marina at the end of Robert’s Reach Road in downtown Campbell River, behind the Discovery Harbour Shopping Center on F Dock, slip 29 directly beside the fish cleaning station. The following Google map shows you the location of our moorage in the marina in Campbell River, the location we do business from.



Driving to Campbell River


Once on Vancouver Island, getting to Campbell River is easy. You have two choices:

  • the Inland Island Highway (#19), which is a four-lane, more direct route
  • or the fully serviced and scenic Oceanside Route (#19A), meandering through all the coastal towns and villages, clearly marked by the official “Starfish” signs.


Vancouver Island Highway webcams

Vancouver Island Road Conditions


Drive times to Campbell River:

  • from Seattle – approx. 7 hours (including ferry travel time)
  • from Victoria – 264 km / 165 miles – 3.5 hours (North on #19, or #19A)
  • from Nanaimo – 153 km / 95 miles – 2 hours (North on #19, or #19A)
  • from Comox / Courtenay Airport – 45 km – 45 minutes (North on #19, or #19A)
  • from Port Hardy – 235 km – 2.5 – 3 hours (South on #19)


Ferry Service to Vancouver Island

BC Ferries
Vehicle and passenger service from all routes to and from Vancouver Island from mainland BC. You can view the ferry terminal webcams here. If you are planning a round trip to and from the Mainland, click here to find out about fare discounts.
Toll Free: 1-888-223-3779
Tel: 250-386-3431
Reservations (credit card required):
Toll Free: 1-888-724-5223
Tel: 604-444-2890

  • Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Nanaimo (Duke Point) – 2 hours
  • Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay) – 1 hour 35 minutes
  • West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Nanaimo (Departure Bay) – 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Powell River/Westview (Sunshine Coast) – Comox (Little River) – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Prince Rupert – Port Hardy (Inside Passage route) – approx. 15 hours
  • Bella Coola – Port Hardy (Discovery Coast Passage route) – approx. 12 hours


Victoria Clipper
High-speed catamaran passenger service between Seattle WA, USA and Victoria, BC
Toll Free: 1-800-888-2535
Tel: 206-448-5000

MV Coho
Vehicle and passenger service between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, BC
Tel: 360-457-4491

Washington State Ferries
Vehicle and passenger service between Anacortes, WA and Sidney (Victoria), BC
Toll Free: 1-888-808-7977
Tel: 206-464-6400


Airlines Servicing Vancouver Island

Pacific Coastal Airlines
Daily service from Vancouver – 40 minutes
Toll Free: 1-800-663-2872
Tel: 604-273-8666

Service from Calgary or Edmonton, AB to the Comox Airport – 1 hour 15 minutes
Toll Free: 1-888-937-8538

Central Mountain Air
Service from Vancouver – 40 minutes
Toll Free: 1-888-865-8585
Tel: 250-847-2517

Kenmore Air
Floatplane service from Lake Union (Seattle area) to Campbell River
Toll Free: 1-800-543-9595

Daily floatplane service from Vancouver to Campbell River
Tel: 250-287-8371

Air Canada
Canada and International flight service
Toll Free: 1-888-247-2262

Northwest Seaplanes 
Chartered & scheduled flights from Seattle and San Juan Islands to Campbell River
Ph:(425) 277-1590 or Toll Free: (800) 690-0086

Campbell River Airport

Campbell River Airport – YBL
Campbell River Airport Terminal Webcam
Address: 1-2000 Jubilee Parkway, Campbell River, BC, V9H 1T5 Canada


Buses to Campbell River

Island Coach Lines (Laidlaw)
Service to all points on Vancouver Island, including Campbell River. Connections from Vancouver by Greyhound or Pacific Coach Lines (see below).
Toll Free: 1-800-318-0818
Tel: 250-385-4411

Service from Vancouver to Nanaimo (via BC Ferries)
Toll Free: 1-800-661-8747
Tel: 604-482-8747

Campbell River Transit
Service within Campbell River
Tel: 250-287-7433


Car Rentals

Budget Car and Truck Rentals
Tel: 250-923-4283
Toll Free: 1-800-268-8900

National Car and Truck Rentals
Tel: 250-923-7278
Toll Free: 1-800-227-7368