Travel Directions

Getting Here Is Half The Adventure!

Nootka Sound Getting Here Travel Directions

Getting Here Is Half The Adventure

Nootka Sound is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Our resorts are remote, located in pristine waterways and rainforests, but getting here is a part of the experience! We have a variety of options to choose from.

Guests staying at floating resorts Nootka Sound Resort or Newton Cove Resort are welcome to drive in to Moutcha Bay Resort and leave their vehicle parked securely. Ask us about boat travel options from Moutcha Bay Resort to your floating resort.

You can find information about BC Ferries, including schedules and rates for travel from the mainland to Vancouver Island, by clicking here or calling 1-888-BCFERRY.

Drive In

Yes, you can drive directly to Nootka Sound! From Campbell River on Vancouver Island, drive west on Highway 28, which meanders along lake and mountain-sides for about 91 kilometres (57 miles). This is considered to be one of the most spectacular drives on Vancouver Island.

Upon arrival in Gold River, keep heading straight on Head Bay Rd, following the signs to the Village of Tahsis. This 43 kilometer stretch is an active logging road with well-maintained gravel and paving on the steepest hills. Remember to keep to your side of the road and leave your headlights on at all times. You will see the sign sign for Moutcha Bay Resort on the left side of the road, approximately 6 kilometers after the Conuma Fish Hatchery.

If you are towing a boat on Head Bay Rd, make sure your brakes are functioning as the road has grades as much as 18%. If you are bringing a heavy boat of 24 feet or more, you may wish to launch at the Gold River boat launch and arrive to your resort by water.

If you are towing a foreign-registered vessel into Canada it must be in compliance with the safety equipment requirements for its country of registration only. If the vessel will be in Canada for more than 45 consecutive days you will need to comply with the Canadian equipment and competency regulations. The Transport Canada website provides information for visitors with vessels here.

Boat In

All of our resorts are accessible by boat. Guests with larger boats of 24 feet or more may choose to launch your boat in Gold River and arrive to your resort by water. Upon arrival, our dock  team is reachable on VHF channel 6. Our resort coordinates are:

  • Moutcha Bay Resort 49° 47.28 N
  • Nootka Sound Resort 49° 42.391 N
  • Newton Cove Resort  49° 52.47 N

Fly In

To get to Comox or Campbell River by airplane, contact Air Canada, Westjet, or Pacific Coastal Airlines.

Arriving by seaplane is a thrilling experience! All of our resorts are directly accessible by seaplane.

Northwest Seaplanes  flies from Seattle directly to our docks. Reach them at 1-800-690-0086.

Seair Seaplanes  flies from Vancouver directly to our docks. Reach them at 1-800-447-3247.

Air Nootka flies from Gold River directly to our docks. Reach them at 1-250-283-2255.