Traveling by Ferry from Vancouver
There are two spectacular ferry routes that go to Nanaimo, the Tsawwassen Ferry and the Horseshoe Bay ferry. They both arrive at
Nanaimo, though at different terminals. The Tsawwassen Ferry is the easiest route, particularly if you are flying to Vancouver
International Airport. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from the airport to the ferry terminal. At the terminal, choose the Tsawwassen
- Duke Point ferry. The crossing takes approximately 2 hours and there are sailings approximately every two hours.
From downtown Vancouver you can cross the Lions Gate Bridge and drive to Horseshoe Bay for the ferry to Nanaimo (Departure
Bay). The ferries also leave approximately every two hours and the crossing takes 90 minutes.
At peak times, reservations are advised for the ferries. For sailing times and reservations go to www.bcferries.bc.ca. From either
terminal, travel north on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 (BC Hwy 19) and follow the directions below.
Traveling by Air
A number of major airlines service Victoria and Vancouver from Western Canada and the U.S. as well as three small
airports close to Parksville, located at Nanaimo, Comox/Courtney (40 min north), and Qualicum (20 minutes north). Car rentals are available at all airports.
Directions to #9 1065 Tanglewood Place, Parksville, B.C.
Take the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 (also labeled BC Hwy 19) to Parksville. This requires traveling north from the ferry terminals. When offered the opportunity, take Hwy 19A just before Parksville. There is a large sign advertising Parksville beaches at the turn-off for exit 46. After taking the exit, turn right on Resort Way and follow along as the road bends to the left.
You will pass signs for several resorts. The last is Beach Acres. Just past the large Beach Acres sign, turn right on Tanglewood Place. Continue along the road, past duplexes on your left and down a
short hill to the water. You'll see the carport for condominium #9. Pull in and you are directly underneath our second floor condo.