Getting Here

Getting Here

location

The Nanaimo AA Rally is held at the centrally-located Beban Park Recreation Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island. There is plenty of free parking available. City of Nanaimo transit buses #3 and #4 stop directly in front of the facility. Free WiFi is also available at Beban Park.

Please note that Beban Park Centre has a specific smoking area. More information here (opens to PDF).

driving information

From the South of Nanaimo (Victoria, Nanaimo Airport, Duke Point Ferry Terminal)

From the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal

From the North of Nanaimo (Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Courtenay, Comox)

travel information

Nanaimo’s location near the middle of Vancouver Island, just 35 kilometres across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver, means you can get here easily by land, sea, or air. Many people arrive at Nanaimo via BC Ferries, which operates two major terminals in Nanaimo, with sailings all day between Duke Point and Tsawwassen, and Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay.

The Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is just south of the city, offering continuous air service to Vancouver and dozens of other major cities across Western Canada. For the quickest passage between the downtown Vancouver harbour and downtown Nanaimo, catch a float plane ride across the Georgia Strait.

Nanaimo also has an extensive transit system, and several taxi companies to get you quickly from point A to point B.

Find out more about getting to and around Nanaimo.