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Air

If you're flying in from the mainland, Pacific Coastal Airlines services arrive at Comox Valley Airport from Vancouver's South Terminal ($125, 35 minutes, two to three daily).

Boat

BC Ferries (www.bcferries.com) runs services between Comox and Powell River (passenger/car $13.50/42.20, 1½ hours, four daily) on the Sunshine Coast.

Bus

The area's three main communities are linked by easy-to-explore highway routes, while Tofino Bus services trundle into Courtenay at least twice a day from towns across the island, including Port Hardy ($62, five hours, one daily) and Nanaimo ($38, 1½ hours, three daily).