How to get here
Vancouver Island and Gold Coast Retreat are accessible by both ferry (to Victoria and Nanaimo) and airplane (direct to Tofino, Comox, Victoria and Nanaimo). Ferries depart from Washington State, Tsawwassen (South of Vancouver), and Horseshoe Bay (North of Vancouver). Advance ferry reservations are highly reccommended on all routes during weekends, holiday periods and summer months.
Whether driving or taking a bus, the road from Nanaimo is one of the most spectacular in the world. You will pass through the towering old-growth forests of Cathedral Grove, the township of Port Alberni, majestic Sutton Pass, and through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Please note Route 4/Pacific Rim Highway is a designated Winter Tire & Chain-up Route, making M&S rated tires mandatory for all vehicles and chains mandatory for commercial vehicles from OCTOBER 1-MARCH 31.
Once you have driven across Vancouver Island to the Tofino/Ucluelet junction, you are 28 km (17 miles) away from Gold Coast Retreat. While driving you'll pass through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Continue driving towards Tofino. The Retreat is 5km or 2.5mi before the town of Tofino. Once you pass The visitors info center on your right, take a left at the first public road, South Chesterman Beach Road. Go approximately 10 driveways on the right and you will see us!
There is 1 airline who makes the trip from Vancouver International (YVR), South Terminal to the Tofino airport.
Whether renting a car or taking the bus, highway 4 is breathtaking. Check the links below and get yourself here.