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Waterfront Accommodation in Alert Bay, B.C.

First - Where is Alert Bay? Find our island, Cormorant Island, on Google Maps.

Next - How to get to Alert Bay

By Car

Drive north on the Island Highway (Highway 19) from Victoria or Nanaimo, passing Parksville, Courtenay, Campbell River and Sayward. Turn right at the sign to Port McNeill and head down the hill, following the signs to the ferry. The ferry ride to Cormorant Island, home to Alert Bay, is 35 minutes. Once you arrive at the Alert Bay Ferry Terminal, turn right and proceed for 2 kilometers. Alert Bay Lodge is on the left, overlooking Johnstone Strait. Our address is 549 Fir Street.

The ferry to Alert Bay departs Port McNeill. Port McNeill is a five hour drive north of Victoria and a three hour drive north of Nanaimo.

The Ferry Schedule

The Tri-Island Ferry runs between Port McNeill, Alert Bay and Sointula. Operating hours are from 8:40 AM to 9:50 PM, seven days a week. Departure times as follows:

Departs Port McNeill        Departs Alert Bay
   8:40 AM                                6:40 AM
   11:35 AM                              9:35 AM
   2:20 PM                                12:20 PM
   5:10 PM                                 3:15 PM
   7:40 PM                                 5:55 PM
   9:30 PM                                 8:25 PM


Welcome to Alert BayFoot passenger prices are $10.65 and $5.30 for children 5 to 11 years; children under 5 years are free. Vehicles 20' and under are $24.80, return. Please note that these prices include return passage. For more information go to the ferry schedule that includes neighbouring Sointula or the B.C. Ferries Web site; the toll-free number is 1-888-223-3779. The telephone to the Port McNeill BC Ferry Terminal is 250.956.4533. Daily parking at Port McNeill Harbour is $5.00 per day (250.956.3881).

By Bus
Scheduled buses depart daily from all points on Vancouver Island to Port McNeill. Contact Greyhound at 1.800.318.0818 or 1.800.661-8747.

By Air
Scheduled flights depart daily from Vancouver to Port Hardy. A limousine service is available from Port Hardy to Port McNeill where a connection can be made to the ferry to Alert Bay. Pacific Coastal Airlines, Kenmore Air Seaplanes and NW Seaplanes all have service to the area.

Local Airstrip
A 1,000-metre paved runway located on the top of Cormorant Island. Alert Bay Lodge is a 20 minute walk down the hill.

The 40-K Taxi Service in Alert Bay has a van and can meet you at the airport or the ferry. Call 250-974-5525 for fees.

Please contact us if you need more information regarding our accommodation in Alert Bay. Request a reservation .