Driving - Vancouver Island North

Getting Here By Car

Highway 19 connects the communities of Vancouver Island North with Campbell River, Nanaimo, Victoria and many towns between. The stretch of Highway 19 that extends from Campbell River to Port Hardy has been named the North Island Route. This section of paved, double lane highway is particularly scenic, offering views of jagged mountain peaks, expansive forest and frequent wildlife sightings. The highway is well maintained and motor home friendly. Approximate driving distances times:

  • Victoria to Port Hardy, 500 km, 6 hours; Victoria to Port McNeill, 450 km, 5 ½ hours
  • Nanaimo to Port Hardy, 390 km, 4 ½ hours; Nanaimo to Port McNeill, 340 km, 4 hours

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Thinking about making the trip in an electric vehicle?

You’ll find Sun Country Highway charging stations in Port Hardy, Telegraph Cove, and Woss.

Find a location on the Sun Country Trip Planner: www.suncountryhighway.ca