Getting there & away
The BC Ferries service from Prince Rupert is the most popular way to reach the islands.
BC Ferries (250-386-3431; www.bcferries.com) links Prince Rupert and Skidegate Landing (adult/child $32/18, car/cabin from $117/55, seven hours) with six services a week in summer and three per week in winter.
The main airport for QCI is at Sandspit (YZP; 250-559-0052) on Moresby Island. There’s also a small airport at Masset (YMT; 250-626-3995).
Air Canada Jazz (888-247-2262; www.aircanada.com)flies daily between Sandspit and Vancouver. Pacific Coastal Airlines (800-663-2872; www.pacific-coastal.com) flies between Masset and Vancouver several times per week. North Pacific Seaplanes (800-689-4234; www.northpacificseaplanes.com; one way from $165) links Prince Rupert with Masset, QCC and any place else a float plane can land.
Note that reaching the airport from Graham Island is time-consuming: if your flight is at 3:30pm, you need to line up at the car ferry at Skidegate Landing at 12:30pm.