Getting to the Beach House

Rathtrevor Beach

Tanglewood Beach House is centrally located on the east side of Vancouver Island along the Strait of Georgia, a channel 240 kilometers long, between the mainland of British Columbia and the Island. The Beach House is nestled in the cozy neighbourhood of Tanglewood on Rathtrevor Beach, just minutes South of Parksville and about a 30 minute drive North from Nanaimo. There are a number of ways to get to the Island, the community and the Beach House. Included below are some links and information to assist with your travel plans.

Traveling by Ferry

Ferry service provides direct transport to and from the Mainland of British Columbia. You can board on foot or with your vehicle. It is recommend you reserve your ferry passage in advance for guaranteed sailing times and minimal wait times. Contact or 1-888-BCFERRY.

Traveling by Air

Each of these airports provides great access to Vancouver Island. Arrangements for ground transport such as rental vehicle should be arranged prior to your trip.


Victoria Airport is approximately 2.5 hours driving distance south of Parksville. These car rental agencies have counters in the airport:


Nanaimo Airport is approximately 30 minutes driving distance south of Parksville. These car rental agencies have counters in the airport:

  • Budget 250-245-8733 or 1-800-268-8900
  • Hertz 250-245-8818 or 1-800-263-0600
  • National 250-245-2636 or 1-800-387-4747


Comox Airport is approximately one hour driving distance north of Parksville.

  • Budget 250-338-7717 or 1-800-268-8900
  • National 250-334-0202 or 1-800-387-4747

Traveling by Car

If you’re traveling by car, the driving distance between the Beach House and:

  • Nanaimo is approximately 35 km/25 miles, a 30 minute drive
  • Victoria is approximately 150 km/90 miles, a 2.5 hour drive
  • Comox is approximately 80 km/50 miles, a 1 hour drive

Traveling by Rail

VIA Rail serves Vancouver Island from Victoria to Courtenay through some of the most scenic countryside on the island.

Traveling by Bus

IslandLink provides scheduled bus transportation in and out of the Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo and the Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver.

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