Dec 1, 2002 | Marmot, Winter 2002

First trip to Mount Washington?

Here are things you should know.

Getting There Mount Washington is located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, 25 km west of the Comox Valley (approximately a 25 minute drive), 100km north of Nanaimo (approximately a 90 minute drive).

Auto If you’re travelling by car the new Inland Island Highway offers the most direct route. The Strathcona Parkway turnoff will guide you straight to the Alpine Resort.

BC Ferries If you plan to travel via BC Ferries, you would be well advised to make a reservation. You can sail from Tsawaassen to Duke Point or from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay in Nanaimo. For information call BC Ferries schedules at 1-888-223-3779.

Air Both the Comox Valley (YQQ) and Campbell River (YBL) Airports are serviced daily by Pacific Coastal Airlines 1-800-663-2872 from Vancouver. Westjet flies daily direct from Calgary to Comox 1-800-538-5696.

Rail E & N Rail runs daily from Victoria to Courtenay. 1-888-842-7245.

Bus Service Smith Transportation 250-756-2544 or 1-877-756-2544
Mt Washington Resort Ski Shuttle Daily from Courtenay and stops at the base of the chain-up area.

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