BC Ferries

No matter how you slice it, it’s a two-ferry trip if you are coming from Vancouver. But you have choices! First option is to ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, drive up to Comox and ferry from Comox to Powell River. The voyage from Comox is 1.5 hours. Second option is to ferry from Vancouver to the Lower Sunshine Coast (Gibsons) and drive north to Earl’s Cove and ferry to the Upper Sunshine Coast (Saltery Bay), then drive into Powell River. This stretch of the trip is 50 minutes. We try to keep the ferry schedule up to date here for you, but always double check with BC Ferries.

Comox to Powell River

6:15am – Daily
9:55am – Daily
3:25pm – Daily
7:10pm – Daily

Earls Cove to Saltery Bay

6:30am – Daily (except Sundays)
8:25am – Daily
10:25am – Daily
12:25pm – Daily
4:55pm – Daily
8:50pm – Daily
10:40pm – Daily

Pacific Coastal Airline

For an equally scenic trip but with more haste, you can fly! Flights leave daily between Vancouver and Powell River. The flight takes about 35 minutes, from the Vancouver South Terminal. For more information and to confirm flight schedule, visit PacifiCoastal.

Harbour Air

Starting in March 2022, Harbour Air is offering seaplane flight service from downtown Vancouver to Powell River. There will be 2 flights daily, landing at Powell Lake (about a 10 minute drive to downtown Powell River). For more information, contact Harbour Air.


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