How to Get to Cedar By-the-Sea

By Land:

To get to the launch site from Victoria, take the Island Highway and follow the signs to Nanaimo. As you approach Nanaimo, turn right at the sign to Cedar/Harmac/Yellowpoint. If you're traveling from Nanaimo, turn left as you approach its outskirts at Cedar/Harmac/Yellowpoint.

You will now be on Cedar Road which take you past the local dump and across a bridge - the road has now become Harmac Road. Then, turn right at the three-way stop at MacMillan Road and then make a left by the Millway Market/Esso station, onto Holden Corso Road. Keep on this road as it heads east and winds and becomes Barnes Road. Follow this road and turn right onto Murdoch Rd. and left onto Nelson Road which leads to the water. 

VIA Rail travels from Victoria to Nanaimo. You can catch a taxi for the approximately 15 minute ride to Cedar. As well, you can also catch a bus to Nanaimo from Victoria. To view the schedule, go to the Greyhound website.


By Sea:

BC Ferries offer transportation from Vancouver to either Nanaimo (departing Horseshoe Bay) or Duke Point (departing Tsawwassen). The ferry ride is two hours long.  Once you arrive in Nanaimo you can catch a ten minute taxi to Cedar, or drive.  To drive to Cedar from Duke Point, head east on Duke Point Highway, then turn right onto Maughan Road, left on Gordon Road, right on McMillan Road, and finally left on Cedar Road.


By Air:

Jazz Air, which is connected with Air Canada operates flights arriving in Nanaimo Airport.  Flights arrive several times daily from Vancouver.  From the airport you can catch a taxi for the 15-minute drive to Cedar.


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"One of the Best Holidays of My Life"

Tuesday, February 9 2016

Here's a fantastic comment we received from Ann after her kayak vacation last August, her second Vancouver Island Kayak tour.

Scott, As we spoke earlier I can't thank you enough for being the facilitator in what truly has to be the best or at at least one of the best holidays of my life.  I only say one as my husband is not here and I wish he could have experienced the wonders of British Columbia nature first hand.

I had two wonderful but very different kayak trips.  The first to the Broken Island Group and the second up here in Port Mc Neil.  I enjoyed both for different reasons.  Different geographies. Wildlife and also fellow travellers on the trip but both wonderfully well organised and the natural beauty of this place speaks for itself. more