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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