The town of Parksville is located on Vancouver Island, 20 minutes north of Nanaimo, and 2 hours north of Victoria or about 1 hour and fifteen minutes south of Comox. It is easily accessible by excellent highways. There is scheduled air service to Victoria and to Nanaimo, Comox/Courtney and Qualicum, or just rent a car on the mainland and take the ferry. You may see sea lions, seals and killer whales en route! Oceanside Village resort is located at 1080 Resort Drive, Parksville.
The Nanaimo ferry terminals on the mainland are Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen - both offering ferry service from the lower mainland to Nanaimo. You can call BC Ferries toll free at 1-888-223-3779 or visit them online at www.bcferries.
Westjet and Air Canada (through Pacific Coastal Airlines) service Comox. Pacific Coastal also services Nanaimo. You can reach them at the following websites: