Buckley Bay to Denman Island Ferry However you travel to The Hermitage the final stage of your journey will involve taking this ferry. It is a 10-minute crossing followed by a 10-minute drive to the centre. Most days the ferry makes the round trip about once an hour, on average, starting at 7am—you can check the BC Ferries website for the current schedule. If you are attending a residential program let us know your arrival time and we can pick you up at the West Denman I ferry terminal. If you are driving, just head west on Denman Road until you see our sign, then turn right into the driveway.
From Comox Valley Airport Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is the closest airport to Denman Island, a 20-minute drive from Buckley Bay. We can sometimes meet guests at the airport but Ambassador Shuttle (http://ambassadortransportation.net/) will provide transport to Buckley Bay when we can’t.
From Nanaimo (Departure Bay Ferry Terminal) The IslandLink shuttle service (https://www.islandlinkbus.com/) runs a regular service between Nanaimo and Buckley Bay. Driving time is approximately one hour. This service connects with another from Victoria and with taxis from Duke Point.
From Vancouver There are two possible ferry routes to Nanaimo from the Lower Mainland: one from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay and one from Tsawwassen to Duke Point. The latter option necessitates a taxi ride from Duke Point to Departure Bay to connect with the IslandLink shuttle.
From Victoria The IslandLink shuttle service runs a regular service between Victoria and Departure Bay, where you transfer to the shuttle for Buckley Bay. Driving time is approximately two hours.