Transportation to Nanaimo from the mainland is best made by ferry to Departure Bay, or by seaplane/helijet
*[http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/hbna-current.php BC ferries from West Van to Departure Bay]. If you are interested in carpooling from the Vancouver area, please let us know
in the transportation survey.*[http://www.seairseaplanes.com/schedules Seair Seaplanes to Nanaimo] from YVR or down town Vancouver (Flights can be delayed due to weather this time of year)*[http://www.harbourair.com/book-a-flight/locations/nanaimo/ Harbour Air Seaplanes to Nanaimo] from YVR or down town Vancouver (Flights can be delayed to due weather this time of year)*[http://helijet.com/helijet-introduces-nanaimo-vancouver-flights/ Helijet to Nanaimo] from YVR or down town Vancouver.
*[http://www.tofinobus.com/ Tofino Bus] and [https://www.islandlinkbus.com/ IslandLinkBus] from Victoria and Other Island Locations to Nanaimo.
This year were are please to offer a draw for a chance to win one of two travel bursaries [$300 each]. One for a student, one for a non-student: [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CA7MCh63ko70LVdEPFkq6IiGryKQifR7DkMeVgsH7-Q Enter the Bursary Draw]