Image of the Ballroom (speaker setup) at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Getting to the Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Every route to Nanaimo, British Columbia, is a gorgeous one. And quicker than you might think.

By Car

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre is located at 101 Gordon Street in Nanaimo. We’re downtown at the corner of Commercial St. and Gordon St.

By Ferry

BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle service to Nanaimo from Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay (1 hr., 40 min.) terminal and Tsawwassen (2 hrs.) terminal. Ferries arrive in Departure Bay (5 min. from VICC) and Duke Point (20 min. from VICC). Taxi, bus and shuttle services are available at terminals. Other ferry services, with 90-minute to 3-hour crossing times, link various points in Washington State with Victoria or nearby Sidney, BC.

By Seaplane

Harbour Air provides service from Vancouver Harbour (20 min.) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (20 min.) to Nanaimo Harbour, docking 2 blocks from VICC. Seair offers service between YVR (15 min.) and its Departure Bay terminal, which is less than a five-minute drive from VICC. Tofino Air offers 12 flights daily to and from Nanaimo Harbour and Vancouver Harbour.

By Commercial Flight

Air Canada runs 20-minute flights from Vancouver International Airport to Nanaimo Airport, located 15 minutes from VICC. Westjet Airlines and Air Canada offer connecting flights from Calgary International Airport to Nanaimo Airport. Various US and Canadian airlines fly into Victoria International Airport (2 hrs. from VICC). Taxi, bus and shuttle services are available at terminals.

Parking info

A 300-space underground parking garage provides quick and easy access to the Vancouver Island Convention Centre. The parkade entrance is located at Gordon St. and Museum Way.

Weighing your travel options

Check travel times, terminal locations and frequency of ferries and flights at a glance. Download ferry & flight map.