There are three principal ways to get to Vancouver Island's northernmost towns and islands: by car, bus, and plane. You can also reach Port Hardy from the north via the Inside Passage ferry from Prince Rupert.
By Plane -- Pacific Coastal Airlines (tel. 800/663-2872; www.pacific-coastal.com) flies daily from Vancouver to Port Hardy Airport.
By Car -- Telegraph Cove is 198km (123 miles) north of Campbell River along the Island Highway (Hwy. 19). Port McNeill is another 9km (5 2/3 miles) north. Port Hardy is 238km (148 miles) north of Campbell River.
By Bus -- Vancouver Island Coach Lines (tel. 250/388-5248, or book through Greyhound tel. 800/661-8747; www.greyhound.ca) offers bus transport from Victoria and Nanaimo to Port Hardy and other towns in northern Vancouver Island. One-way fare from Nanaimo to Port Hardy is C$63.
The Port Hardy Visitor Info Centre, 7250 Market St. (tel. 250/949-7622; www.ph-chamber.bc.ca), is open June through September daily from 8:30am to 7pm, and October through May Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.