Getting there & away
Greyhound Canada (800-661-8747; www.greyhound.ca) services arrive in Parksville from Victoria ($24.95, 3½ hours, five daily), Nanaimo ($5.80, 40 minutes, six daily), Tofino ($28.05, three hours, twice daily) and Campbell River ($17.90, two hours, three daily). The same buses, with similar times and rates, serve Qualicum Beach.
The daily VIA Rail (888-842-7245; www.viarail.com) Malahat train arrives in Parksville from Victoria ($33, three hours), Nanaimo ($16, 35 minutes) and Courtenay ($19, 70 minutes), among others. The same train, with similar times and rates, also serves Qualicum Beach.