Getting Here By Car

Highway 19 connects the communities of Vancouver Island North with Campbell River, Nanaimo, Victoria and many towns between. The stretch of Highway 19 that extends from Campbell River to Port Hardy has been named the North Island Route. This section of paved, double lane highway is particularly scenic, offering views of jagged mountain peaks, expansive forest and frequent wildlife sightings. The highway is well maintained and motor home friendly. Approximate driving distances times:

  • Victoria to Port Hardy, 500 km, 6 hours; Victoria to Port McNeill, 450 km, 5 ½ hours
  • Nanaimo to Port Hardy, 390 km, 4 ½ hours; Nanaimo to Port McNeill, 340 km, 4 hours

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Thinking about making the trip in an electric vehicle?

You’ll find Sun Country Highway charging stations in Port Hardy, Telegraph Cove, and Woss.
Find a location on the Sun Country Trip Planner:

Know Before You Go

The Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations is planning a capital upgrade of seven bridges on the San Josef Main Forest Service Road during June 2019. The road will be CLOSED to the public and industrial traffic during the following periods:

  • June 3 – 7, 2019
  • June 10 – 14, 2019
  • June 17 – 21, 2019

There will be NO ACCESS to Cape Scott Provincial Park during the following periods:

  • June 3 – 7, 2019
  • June 10 – 14, 2019

There will be NO ACCESS to Raft Cove Provincial Park during the following period:

  • June 3 – 7, 2019

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