THE NORTH SHORE LODGE​

Getting Here

Located in the northern reaches of Vancouver Island, the North Shore Lodge is a destination immersed in rugged west coast beauty, accessible by land or by air. We invite our guests to take the following routes.

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Outdoor adventure awaits you in the historical town of Port McNeill, two hours north of Campbell River. Originally settled in 1936, named after Captain William Henry McNeill of the Hudson’s Bay Company, the town began as a base camp for loggers.

Come join us and explore the scenic waterways of Port McNeill. Take in the excitement of fishing the Pacific and surround yourself with astonishing coastal vistas, enough to create memories to last a lifetime.

Driving From Victoria, BC

Departing from the southern tip of Vancouver Island, travel the length of Highway 19A north towards Campbell River. Along the five hour (460 km) journey, you’ll be greeted with scenic views of beachside towns and seamless west coast wilderness along the Georgia Straight before heading inland for the remaining journey to Port McNeill. Along the way, we’d recommend stopping at Courteney’s walkable Downtown, the forested trails of Miracle Beach or Elk Falls Suspension Bridge in Campbell River.

  • Head east on Island Hwy/BC-19A S toward BC-19 N
  • Turn left at the 1st cross street onto BC-19 N (signs for Port Hardy) or Turn right onto Campbell Way
  • Turn right onto Broughton Blvd
  • Left onto McNeill road
  • Right onto beach drive and the lodge is near the end

Driving From Vancouver, BC

From the bustling streets of Downtown Vancouver to the quiet and scenic Highway 19A, journey across ocean and land to the coastal town of Port McNeill. Along the way, watch for orcas on your ferry passage to Nanaimo or stop in at the Nanaimo Museum and explore the history and culture of the third-oldest city in BC. Please schedule ferry bookings ahead of time.

  • Take the Trans-Canada Hwy ferry to Nanaimo
  • Follow BC-19 N to Campbell Way in Mount Waddington C
  • Continue straight onto Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn sharply right onto Brechin Rd
  • Use any lane to turn slightly left to stay on Brechin Rd
  • Use any lane to turn slightly right onto Island Hwy N/BC-19A N or Turn left onto Northfield Rd
  • Turn right onto BC-19 N (signs for Campbell River)

Traveling by Air

If the airways are your preferred method of travel, depart for Port Hardy (the closest airport to the Lodge) and take to the skies for a breathtaking journey above the mountains and jagged coastlines of Vancouver Island. Transportation to and from the Port Hardy airport to Lodge is included in all packages.

Flights from Vancouver, BC depart twice a day via Pacific Coastal with an approximate journey time of one hour and five minutes.