Travel 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.
Scheduled buses depart daily from all points on Vancouver Island to Port McNeill. Contact Tofino Bus Company or call 866.986.3466.
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.
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.