There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Vancouver Island and Campbell Island operated by 1 ferry company – BC Ferries. The Port Hardy to Bella Bella ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 5 hours 20 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Vancouver Island Campbell Island crossing between Port Hardy and Bella Bella.
The British Columbian Vancouver Island in Canada is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand, measuring 500 km long and 100 km wide.
Vancouver Island has seemingly endless amounts of untouched wilderness, with vast lakes, dense forests and incredible backdrops to be found wherever you go, making it a hiker’s paradise.
To the south lies Victoria, the island’s cultural hub and largest settlement which is characterised by colourful shops, quirky bars and a large network of cycling routes. Often regarded as the most English-style city in the country, Victoria has plenty to offer keen historians, with its selection of fascinating museums and iconic 19th Century Craigdarroch Castle.
Vancouver Island offers numerous crossings to various destinations, both international and domestic. You can sail to many towns on the British Columbian coast and to Seattle in the United States, so there’s a great deal of choice.
Campbell Island lies close to Milbanke Sound, within the Canadian province of British Columbia on the west coast.
Pine-clad and peaceful, Campbell Island has a handful of sleepy coastal communities, the most well-known being Bella Bella. This settlement is believed to be the location of Fort McLoughlin, an important post during the Maritime Fur Trade for the Hudson’s Bay Company in the late eighteenth Century. Bella Bella’s fifteen hundred residents are predominantly Heiltsuk, the indigenous people of British Columbia, currently living in the largest Indian Reserve in the province.
Ferry travel is popular in British Columbia, given the vast quantity of islands all the way up the coast. Campbell Island can be reached from both the Canadian mainland and surrounding islands, including the enormous and ever popular Vancouver Island.