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5065 Ellison Pl, Duncan, Vancouver island, BC, Canada

By Car

Cowichan Valley Hostel is located at Vancouver Island. BC Ferry operate ferry service from Vancouver to Nanaimo Departure Bay, Nanaimo Duke Point, Victoria Swartz Bay.

From Nanaimo Departure Bay Ferry Terminal: Roughly 63km / 55mins drive to us. Follow sign to Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy No. 1) southbound. After roughly 40mins /49km drive turn right to Hwy 18 way to Lake Cowichan, then turn left onto Tansor Rd, after that first right to Cowichan Lake Rd. After roughly 10mins drive, turn left at Culverton Rd and a right at Ellison Pl. The hostel is located at your right hand side.

From Nanaimo Duke Point Ferry Terminal (the closest terminal): Roughly 57km / 44mins drive to us. Follow sign to Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy No. 1) southbound. After roughly 40mins /49km drive turn right to Hwy 18 way to Lake Cowichan, then turn left onto Tansor Rd, after that first right to Cowichan Lake Rd. After roughly 10mins drive, turn left at Culverton Rd and a right at Ellison Pl. The hostel is located at your right hand side.

From Victoria Swartz Bay Terminal: Roughly 95km / 1hr24mins drive to us. Follow sign to Hwy 17 / Patricia Bay Hwy southbound towards downtown Victoria, after 25km drive, take exit 7 for McKenzie Avenue W toward Nanaimo/Sooke. Shortly, merge onto Trans-Canada Hwy 1 Northbound. After roughly 60km drive, turn left onto Hwy 18 way to Lake Cowichan, then turn left onto Tansor Rd, after that first right to Cowichan Lake Rd. After roughly 10mins drive, turn left at Culverton Rd and a right at Ellison Pl. The hostel is located at your right hand side.

From Nanaimo Airport: Roughly 45km / 37mins drive to us. Follow sign to Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy No. 1) southbound. After roughly 23mins / 31km drive turn right to Hwy 18 way to Lake Cowichan, then turn left onto Tansor Rd, after that first right to Cowichan Lake Rd. After roughly 10mins drive, turn left at Culverton Rd and a right at Ellison Pl. The hostel is located at your right hand side.

By Bus

Board Greyhound bus from any major city in Canada/America, get off at Duncan, BC.

(There're Greyhound bus stop at Nanaimo Airport, if you fly in)

The local bus stop operate by BC Transit is right next to Greyhound bus stop, take No. 7 to Lake Cowichan via Gibbins (not the express one), and tell the driver to let you off at Culverton Rd (or to Cowichan Valley Hostel).
Walk 5mins on Culverton Rd and turn right at Ellison Pl. The hostel is 2mins walk after the turnoff, and located at your right hand side.

For bus timetable and map please click here. There're bus stopping at the hostel roughly every 1.5hr Monday-Friday. There're less bus at weekend.

By Taxi

There's taxi service from the ferry terminals, airports and Duncan to the hostel.

Usually cost roughly $40 from downtown Duncan.

There's several company in town such as (order not to preference):

- Duncan Taxi (250) 746-4444

- Country Cabs (250) 701-3403

- Cobble Hill taxi (250) 743-5555