Its about the same distance as going to the Okanagan from Vancouver, only easier with less driving and more relax time on the ferry !Close to the Sunshine Coast / Powell River and 5+ hours** from Vancouver by ferry combined with driving, Texada Island is the largest of the Gulf Islands with so much to offer. A short distance across the waters from Comox, Vancouver Island on the Malaspina Strait. Hop over if you're headed to Lund or Desolation Sound.
A half-hour ferry takes you to Powell River which is a relatively big city with big box stores such as Canadian Tire and Walmart.
The Beach House is a few minutes walk to a grocery store, restaurant, farmers market, community hall, library, medical clinic and tennis courts and a thrift store, concession stand, many beaches, close to hiking trails, 9 hole golf, boat access, airport and a 20 min drive to Blubber Bay ferry terminal..
Experience island life and the beach cottage lifestyle!
About Texada Island
Texada Island is a small, self sustained community - with 2 grocery stores (incl alcohol), gas station, post office, restaurants, marina, provincial park, and a unique quarry lake full of minerals.
Our Cabin is located in the ever popular Gillies Bay area with vast ocean views and is close to everything, including the Farmer's Market and the famous Shelter Point! The other area is Van Anda.
Texada.org has info on how to get here.
About 5 hours from Vancouver (relaxing 2+ hr drive, 2+ hr on ferries)
About 2+ hours from Comox
About 1 hour from Powell River
Main website: http://www.bcferries.com/
5+ hrs from Vancouver (easy 2+ hr drive through Sechelt, 2+hrs on the ferries)
Horseshoe Bay-Langdale ferry (40 mins)
Scenic drive through Gibsons, Sechelt (1.5 hrs)
Take Earl’s Cove-Saltery Bay ferry (50 mins)
Drive (30 mins)
Take Powell River-Texada Island ferry (35 mins)
Drive to Cabin (20 mins)
From Vancouver Island
Travel time: 2 hr 45 min from Courteney/Comox
Comox-Powell River ferry (1hr 30 mins)
Powell River – Blubber Bay Texada ferry (35 mins)
Drive to Cabin(20 mins)
By Bus :
Sunshine Coast Connector
The Sunshine Coast Connector is a bus service that runs several times a week from Vancouver downtown or Horseshoe Bay through Sechelt to Powell River.
After getting off the Connector close to the Ferry Terminal in Powell River, you will have to either rent a car in Powell River to cross to Texada and drive 20 mins to the cabin or order a private taxi to drive you to the cabin from the ferry terminal.
If you need to be picked up from the Ferry terminal on Texada (Blubber Bay), there is now RideShare "Uber" type service: coastalrides.ca or 604-330-7433
a) Wells Gray Air
b) Oceanside Air
Note: Airline routes may change from time to time.
b) By Private Plane:
Arrive in Powell River Airport, rent a car and ferry from Powell River
OR Arrive in Gillies Bay Airport, contact us about transportation to the cabin 7 mins away (5km)
There is now RideShare "Uber" type service: coastalrides.ca or 604-330-7433
By Private Boat:
Moor at the transient docks at The Boat Club Texada ($0.75/ft) or at Sturt Bay and check out Rideshare "Uber" type service (see above) to our cabin in Gillies Bay (15 mins away). The Boat Club (604) 414-5897