View Residences are located at 3200
Shingle Spit Road about 1 km from the Hornby
Island Ferry landing, as indicated by the red star on the map below.
Map courtesy of Island Real
Getting to Hornby Island
(courtesy of www.hornbyisland.com)
is situated between the British Columbia
mainland and Vancouver Island approximately 80
miles north-west of Vancouver.
Most visitors arrive by car using the BC Ferry system. It can also be reached by
floatplane from the South Terminal at Vancouver
or by a scheduled flight from Vancouver
By Public Transport
Take the bus from
Vancouver or Victoria to Buckley Bay (about 1 hour north of Nanaimo). Then walk on to the ferry to Denman Island. There is NO public transport
on Denman Island
so you need to ask someone on the ferry for a ride across Denman to the Hornby Island ferry. (This is a common
activity and generally supported by most drivers).
By Car From Vancouver
Take the ferry
from Horseshoe Bay
The schedule can be seen at this link. Upon reaching Vancouver Island you drive north on
the new Island highway for about 50 minutes.
Watch for the Hornby Island/Denman Island Ferry exit. The schedule for these
two ferries can be seen here for the Denman Ferry and here for the Hornby Ferry. The whole trip
from Horseshoe Bay
to Hornby Island can be done in about 5 hours.
(Much longer on busy days.....up to 9 hours)
Take the ferry from
Tsawwassen to Duke Point (South of Nanaimo). The schedule is here. Upon arriving at Duke Point you
should drive north on the new Island highway (toward Campbell River) for about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Then You take the ferry to Denman and the next ferry on to Hornby Island.
This trip would take about 5.5 hours
By Car From Victoria
Drive north on the Island Highway until you see the Hornby
Island/Denman Island Ferry signs. It takes about 4 hours from downtown Victoria to Hornby
This is the
fastest and most expensive way to get here. You can call Harbour Air Seaplanes
to charter a plane from the South Terminal to Hornby Island.
They can be reached Toll Free at 1-800-665-0212.
The rates start at $605
for up to 3 passengers and go to $1767 for a plane capable of carrying 18
passengers. This would take about 35 minutes from Vancouver to Hornby and is dependent on the
weather. (2004 prices)
By Scheduled Flight To Comox
continues to be a popular alternative to the time consuming ferry rides. You
would take a regular flight from Vancouver to
Comox with Air Canada
or Pacific Coastal. Before your flight you would make arrangements with the
Water Taxi for a pick up at the Comox Marina.
The Water Taxi can be reached at 250-335-2321. You would get to the Comox
Marina from the Comox
Airport by local taxi.
This trip would take about an hour and a half from Vancouver
airport to the dock on Hornby
There is now a direct flight from Calgary, Alberta to the new Comox Airport.
Water taxi to Hornby for a total trip time (Calgary
airport to Ford Cove on Hornby
Island) of about two