Getting Here

Your trip to Cortes Island can be a fun one depending on the mode you choose!

By Air

Several airlines offer scheduled air service to Campbell River, on Vancouver Island. You can rent a car or The Cortes Connection offers pickup for transport back to Cortes Island. For the thrill of a lifetime, flying by seaplane offers incredible scenery. Seaplane service is available from companies like Kenmore Air and NW Seaplanes from Washington state. Connecting service via Powell River is available from Vancouver by Pacific Coastal Airlines.

By Car

From Mainland British Columbia, BC Ferries operates scheduled service from Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen to Nanaimo. From Washington state, Washington State Ferries and Black Ball Transport operate a daily sailing or more depending on season. Travel time from Seattle is approximately 10 hours.

Once arriving on Vancouver Island, you will need to drive north on Highway 19 to Campbell River. Catch the ferry to Quadra Island and follow the signs to the Cortes Island ferry (10 minute drive). Ferry service via Quadra Island brings you to Cortes Island. Travel time is approximately 6 hours.

Ferry Schedules to Cortes island from Campbell River: please check