Quadra Island is located between Campbell River on Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, at the north end of the Strait of Georgia.
To Reach Quadra Island by Road:
Take a ferry from Vancouver, BC to Vancouver Island. You have three options for ferry routes:
- Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, Nanaimo;
- Tsawassen to Duke Point, Nanaimo, or
- Tsawassen to Swartz Bay, Victoria.
Visit BC Ferries official website for schedules and routes.
Then, drive north from either Nanaimo or Victoria on the Island Highway #19 or, once north of Parksville, take the scenic Oceanside Route #19A to Campbell River.
Once in Campbell River, locate the ferry terminal to Quadra Island downtown on the waterfront along the Old Island Highway (#19A). Check here for the current ferry schedule between Campbell River and Quadra Island.
To Reach Quadra Island by Air:
Once at YBL, you can pick up your rental car from Budget (1-800-268-8900) or from National Car Rental (1-800-227-7368). There is also shuttle service from YBL to the Quadra Ferry terminal via the Campbell River Shuttle (1-855-787-8294), as well as taxi service. But you will most likely want a vehicle to drive around Quadra and visit the many sights.
There are also private float plane options…a fun way to get to Quadra!
In any case, getting here is part of the adventure, so enjoy!!!
Once on Quadra Island…
Disembark the ferry, drive straight up the hill (this is Quathiaski Cove Road) and follow the 90 degree left hand bend at the top of the hill. You will now be on Harper Road. Continue to the first stop sign at the T-junction of Harper Road and Heriot Bay Road (you’ll see a sign for April Point Resort in front of you.) Turn left at the stop sign and then take the immediate right turn onto Anderson Road. Follow Anderson Road, which turns into April Point Road, for just over 1 kilometer. Cabin on the Cove is located at 889 April Point Road and the driveway will be on your left. The entire drive from the ferry to our driveway takes approximately five (5) minutes. After turning onto the property, take the right-hand fork in the driveway to the Cabin. Park where indicated and follow the signs to the main house to check in and begin to enjoy your stay!