Traveling to Port McNeill & Sointula, Malcolm Island

By Air:

The closest airport to Port McNeill is Port Hardy (YZT), and flights from Vancouver’s south terminal are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes on Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Port Hardy airport is a 25 minute taxi ride to Port McNeill.

From Seattle, Kenmore Air offers float plane service to Port McNeill, and it may be possible to get charter a drop-off out to Malcolm Island.

Check out pricing…it might be a better option to fly into Comox or Campbell River and take a rental car from there.

By Car:

Once you have arrived on Vancouver Island, you will drive north to Port McNeill to catch another BC Ferry across to Malcolm Island.

Approximate Driving Times to Port McNeill:

From Victoria 6 hrs
From Nanaimo 4 hrs
From Campbell River 2 hrs

BC Ferry Schedule – Port McNeill to Sointula
Please be aware that this ferry sometimes leaves 5-10 minutes early…for no apparent reason, so plan to get their ahead of sailing time.

By Bus:

Island Link Express Bus will get you from Vancouver Airport to Nanaimo only.  To continue north, you will need to connect with Island Coach Lines

British Columbia Road Reports

Current road conditions or travel advisories are available on the Ministry of Transport website.