Directions and Travel Information for Kayakers
Getting to Kyuquot Sound
As mentioned earlier, this paradise is only reachable by sea or air. There are always float planes but Kit and company’s choice is to launch from Fair Harbour and paddle into the Kyuquot Sound, which isn’t very far. If driving to Fair Harbour on your own, this is how you would get there. It is roughly a four to five hour drive from the Nanaimo Ferry terminal. From Nanaimo, follow Hwy 19 on Vancouver Island. Once you get to Campbell River, drive about 125 km north to a small town called Woss. There is a gas station, lodge and restaurant here. Continue past Woss but start paying attention to highway signs. In about 22 km you will take the Zeballos turnoff. From there you will be traveling on a gravel logger’s road for another 33 km. There is another 40 km to drive to Fair Harbour but if you are planning for a morning launch, Zeballos is a good place to stop for the night. There are several options for eating, lodging, camping and there is even a bar for a nightcap. In the morning, continue on the road to Fair Harbour. This road is gravel and winding so be prepared to drive slowly.
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