Getting Here

So many options for getting to Texada Island

There are many ways to get to the perfect AirBNB beach vacation rental near Powell River, on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. Find us in Gillies Bay on Texada Island. We can’t wait to meet you!

By Air

Texada has a public VFR airport with a 3000 ft asphalt runway (elevation 303 ft). Contact Valerie Ferguson (Airport Mgr) for more information (604-613-6642). The Gillies Bay airport offers free bicycle usage from the airport OR guests can utilize Ben and Jan’s shuttle service. The airport is approximately a 10 minute drive from BJ’s on the Beach.

Pacific Coastal also offers flights to Powell River from several BC communities.


By Boat

If traveling by boat – anchorage is available in Gillies Bay, directly in front of BJ’s on the Beach or moor at Sturt Bay in Van Anda, and utilize Ben and Jan’s shuttle service to BJ’s on the Beach in Gillies Bay (10 mins away).  Note: Gillies Bay is a shallow bay and not recommended for larger boats or sailboats with fixed keels.

By ferry – walk-on

If traveling via WALK ON/WALK OFF ferry – BC ferries offers routes to Texada from Powell River and Comox.  Guests can utilize Ben and Jan’s shuttle service.  The ferry terminal on Texada is 20 minutes from BJ’s on the Beach.


By ferry – with your vehicle

⇒ From Powell River

Travel time: 1 hour

  1. Powell River – Blubber Bay Texada ferry (35 mins)
  2. 20 min drive to the cabin

​⇒ From Vancouver

Travel time: 5+ hrs from Vancouver (easy 2+ hr drive through Sechelt, 2+hrs on the ferries)…Same distance as to the Okanagan but more relaxing!

  1. Horseshoe Bay-Langdale ferry (40 mins)
  2. Scenic drive through Gibsons, Sechelt (1.5 hrs)
  3. Take Earl’s Cove-Saltery Bay ferry (50 mins)
  4. Drive (30 mins)
  5. Take Powell River-Texada Island ferry (35 mins)
  6. Drive (20 mins)

From Vancouver Island

Travel time: 2 hr 45 min from Courteney/Comox

  1. Comox-Powell River ferry (1hr 30 mins)
  2. Powell River – Blubber Bay Texada ferry (35 mins)
  3. 20 min drive to the cabin

⇒ ​BC Ferries Schedules: