The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is
only a 25-minute direct flight from Vancouver Airport (YVR).
Central Mountain Air (and other airlines) provides air service each day
between the Vancouver International Airport and the Comox Valley.
International students who are staying in a homestay or peerstay should contact their host family to make arrangements for airport pick-up.
For students planning to stay in a hostel for the first few weeks while you look for an apartment or roommates, you can arrange airport pick up to take you to the hostel by using one of the services at the airport. They are all listed on the Comox Valley Airport Transportation page. Be sure to book your room at the hostel ahead of time!
By Bus and Ferry
Some students are adventurous and choose to travel to the island by bus. It takes about 5 hours and is a very beautiful trip.
The route uses the BC Ferries system to travel from the City of Vancouver to Vancouver Island. The Island Link bus will pick you up at the Vancouver International Airport. It will take you to the BC Ferry terminal in Horseshoe Bay. From there you can take the ferry to the Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. From Departure Bay you can take an Island Link bus to the Comox Valley. Reservations are required for Island Link, but not mandatory for BC Ferries.
International students who are staying in a homestay or peerstay should contact their host family to make arrangements for pick-up at one of the Island Link stops.