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By Car and Ferry

To reach Cortes Island, catch the ferry from Campbell River, located on North Central Vancouver Island.

Once you arrive at the Campbell River ferry terminal, follow the signs across Quadra Island to Heriot Bay, where you can catch a ferry to Cortes Island.

The last connecting ferry to Cortes Island leaves Campbell River at 6:15 p.m. (6:45 from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island).

There is a difference between weekdays and weekend schedule

BC Ferries Schedule for Campbell River to Quadra Island ferry schedule.
BC Ferries Schedule for Quadra Island to Cortes Island ferry schedule.

Discovery Launch Water Taxi

By Water Taxi

Arriving off schedule?  Want to skip waiting for the ferry?  Water Taxis offer direct connection from the Sunshine Coast and Campbell River.  Contact the following providers for more information:

By Plane to Campbell River

Campbell River (YBL) is served by three scheduled airlines:

Air Canada
Central Mountain Air
Pacific Coastal Airlines

The Cortes Connection offers a shuttle service from YBL to Cortes Island.

By Plane to Comox

Comox (YQQ), 30 mins from Campbell River, is served by four scheduled airlines:

Air Canada
West Jet

Central Mountain Air
Pacific Coastal Airlines

By Floatplane

Corilair Seaplanes flies from Vancouver to Cortes Island
Kenmore Air Seaplanes flies from Seattle to Cortes Island/Campbell River
Van City Seaplanes flies throughout BC's South Coastal Region, including from Vancouver's International Airport to Cortes Island

By Bus from Victoria, Nanaimo, or Vancouver

Islandlink Bus provides scheduled bus service from downtown Victoria or the Nanaimo ferry terminal to Campbell River. 250.954.8257 or 604.970.4990

After you arrive in Campbell River, you can book Quadra Taxi to get from Quathiaski Cove terminal to Herriot Bay terminal, and in Herriot Bay ferry terminal get onto Cortes ferry. Call Quadra Taxi or phone 250-205-0505.