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Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

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Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

I have been trying to find out myself. Also is Comox worth a visit for a few days if you don't have a car ?

Thanks

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1. Re: Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

Short answer, no.

You can take a bus, http://greyhound.ca/ , to Courtenay (near Comox).

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2. Re: Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

My above answer was for the ferry. Will let others comment on whether it is worth visiting Comox.

Edited: 17 October 2013, 19:13
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3. Re: Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

Courtenay / Comox would be an interesting stop for a day or so. Really not much there.....and both communities are pretty small.

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4. Re: Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

Those "is it worth it?" questions are pointless, because no one else knows if YOU think it will be worth it. I have yet to find a spot that wasn't worth a stop. I like checking out little places and exploring them. Courtney has a very good local museum, you are close to Forbidden Plateau, which is scenic, and the coastline around there is lovely. Without a car? Hard to say, although I believe they do have transit.

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5. Re: Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

I'm with V67.....who knows if you will think it's worth it. I've spent quite a bit of time in the area, so I may be "jaundiced" that it might not be worth it.

.....transit is OK (at best) in the area.

But if you want to go to the lovely Forbidden Plateau for some great hiking, you will need a car.

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6. Re: Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

Island Link Bus has a service from PH all the way down Island.

http://islandlinkbus.com/

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7. Re: Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

Unfortunately the islandlink bus from Port Hardy only stops in Nanaimo and Victoria. It is designed stictly as a ferry transfer. So if you want to stop in other communities you are stuck with the Greyhound service.

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8. Re: Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

I am disappointed to know that. Maybe at some point they will add in town stops along the way. The following wording from their website is curious. I wonder what "points on Vancouver Island" will mean? and how the service will mesh with existing service?

>>Also for the first time in 2014, commencing April 1st, we will service the Little River ferry terminal in Comox for those passengers wishing to travel between Powell River and points on Vancouver Island.<<

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9. Re: Can you get to Comox from Port Hardy by ferry ?

Islandlink has always been flaky that way-sad to say.

As to the Powell River transfer I bet they'll use a local with a van not do the work themselves.

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