Discovery Channel View & Enjoy the Beautiful Sea Walk

Comfortable Seaside Motel Suites in Campbell River, BC-Campbell River BC-
"The Salmon Capital of the World!"

Discovery Passage is your front yard...

  • 22 newly updated Rooms
  • Ocean View Rooms + Adjacent to Sea Walk
  • 11 Kitchen Units
  • Many Fishing Charters in Campbell River
  • Adjacent to Free boat ramp (Upgraded in Oct.2018 [The popular Community Boat Ramp is now reopened to the public with improved breakwaters, a refinished ramp, new floating dock system and additional parking]
  • Freezer for your Fish
  • Seasonal,Weekly & Monthly rates
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  • Mt. Washington Ski Resort[]  Box 3069 Courtenay, Courtenay, BC V9N 5N3 -30min Drive from our Motel!


Nestled on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, Campbell River is easily accessible by land, sea, or air. No matter how you get here, British Columbia's island, sea, and snow-capped mountain scenery will highlight your journey.Travelling north on Highway 19 takes approximately 2 hours (153 kilometres / 95 miles) from Nanaimo or 3.5 hours (264 kilometres / 165 miles) from Victoria. When the Inland Island Highway was completed in 2001, it reduced driving time to Campbell River by an hour. See the most of Campbell River by exiting Highway 19 at the Miracle Beach exit, then continue north along Oceanside Route Highway 19A. (Motorcoach travel to Campbell River is available through Island Coach Lines.) If you prefer a fully serviced highway route, follow the starfish along the scenic Oceanside Route, Highway 19A. Look for the official "starfish" signs south of Parksville and at other exits along Highway 19. Why not travel north to Campbell River on the scenic Oceanside Route 19A, then head home via the Inland Island Highway 19?


You can get to Campbell River by motorcoach, too. Island Coach Lines (Laidlaw) serves Victoria to Port Hardy, and points in between, including Campbell River. Connect to Island Coach Lines from Vancouver aboard Greyhound or Pacific Coach Lines.

    Island Coach Lines
    Toll-free: 1-800-318-0818
    Tel: 250-385-4411

    Greyhound travels (by ferry) between Vancouver and Nanaimo
    Toll-free: 1-800-661-8747
    Tel: 604-482-8747

     Pacific Coach Lines travels (by ferry) between Vancouver and Victoria.
    Toll-free: 1-800-661-1725
    Tel: 250-385-4411

Ferry service

Bringing a vehicle to Vancouver Island means an easy journey by ferry from either British Columbia's Mainland or Washington State. Victoria Clipper (passengers only), MV Coho, and Washington State Ferries-operate from Washington. In British Columbia, BC Ferries runs scheduled trips between the following ports and many others on the British Columbia coast. Crossing times are approximate.
BC Ferries Information

    Route and fare information
    Toll-free: 1-888-223-3779
    Tel: 250-386-3431
    Reservations are available, and recommended, on select Mainland - Vancouver Island routes.

You'll need a credit card handy when you call.

If you're heading north toward Campbell River

    Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (Victoria) - 1 hour 35 minutes
    Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and Duke Point (Nanaimo) - 2 hours
    Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) and Departure Bay (Nanaimo) - 1 hour 35 minutes
    Powell River-Westview (Sunshine Coast) and Little River (Comox) - 1 hour 15 minutes

If you're heading south toward Campbell River

    Prince Rupert and Port Hardy (Inside Passage route) - approximately 15 hours
    Bella Coola and Port Hardy (Discovery Coast Passage route) - approximately 12 hours

Ferry service between Washington State and Vancouver Island

    Victoria Clipper
    Passenger-only high-speed catamaran ferry service between Seattle WA and Victoria BC.
    Toll-free: 1-800-888-2535
    Tel: (206) 448-5000

     MV Coho
    The MV Coho ferry carries vehicles and passengers between Port Angeles WA and Victoria BC.
    Tel: (360) 457-4491

     Washington State Ferries
    Washington State Ferries operates service for vehicles and passengers between Anacortes WA and Sidney (Victoria) BC.
    Toll-free: 1-888-808-7977
    Tel: (206) 464-6400

Sea Travel

Campbell River is a boaters' haven with a range of services and facilities, including moorage, for you and your craft. Before heading to sea, consult up-to-date tide tables and marine charts (such as Canadian Hydrographic Service chart #3540 Approaches to Campbell River) to familiarize yourself with the waterways around Campbell River. For a list of marinas and marine charter companies, telephone the Campbell River Visitor Information Centre at 250-287-4636, or toll-free 1-800-463-4386.

Air Travel

Soar over islands, sea, and mountains en route to Campbell River. Daily scheduled flights arrive at Campbell River and District Regional Airport (YBL) from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and other areas. (Car rentals are available.)

    Kenmore Air Express
    Toll-free: 1-866-435-9524
Complimentary shuttle service for connecting passengers between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Boeing Field (BFI) in downtown Seattle.

    Central Mountain Air Ltd.
    Toll-free: 1-888-865-8585

     Pacific Coastal Airlines
    Toll-free: 1-800-663-2872
    Tel: 604-273-8666

    Toll-free: 1-888-937-8538

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in Campbell River, 
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Contact Information

Local Phone: 250.923.4211

Email: bigrock [at] connected [dot] bc [dot] ca

Big Rock Motel
1020 South Island Hwy.
Campbell River, BC
Canada V9W1B3