Getting here

Pacific Sands Beach Resort is located close to Long Beach on Cox Bay, just 7 kilometres south of Tofino on the spectacular west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. With easy, scenic access by land, sea, and air, the following outlines transportation options to fit your time and budget.

Please call us at 1.800.565.2322 for assistance or any questions on transportation you may have.

GPS CO-ORDINATES
Latitude 49.1025
Longitude -125.873

DRIVE FROM VICTORIA, BC

NOTE: The Kennedy Hill stretch of Highway 4—which connects Port Alberni and the Pacific Rim Highway—will be undergoing safety improvements from now thru Spring 2020. To plan your travel times, please use this link for more information and traffic updates.

  1. Take Highway 1 North from Victoria.
  2. As you near Nanaimo, the highway splits. Take Highway 19 North (the signs will say Campbell River). Follow 19 North until Exit 60 (Qualicum Beach/Port Alberni) which takes you  onto Highway 4 West.
  3. Take Hwy 4 West and head to Port Alberni Follow the signs through Port Alberni all the way to Tofino. The road will take you through spectacular old-growth forests, Sproat Lake, and the majestic mountains of Sutton Pass
  4. At the Pacific Rim Visitors centre which is located at the Tofino/Ucluelet junction, turn right (North) and follow the Highway through Pacific Rim National Park. This centre has great information on local attractions in both Ucluelet & Tofino as well as staff from Parks Canada with local hiking guides & maps. (Seasonal Operation) After exiting Pacific Rim National Park watch for the signs for the Tofino Long-Beach Chamber of Commerce Information Centre.
  5. The turn off to Pacific Sands Resort is the first left immediately past the Info Centre.
  6. Total driving time from Victoria should be approximately 4.5 hours.

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DRIVE FROM NANAIMO, BC

NOTE: The Kennedy Hill stretch of Highway 4—which connects Port Alberni and the Pacific Rim Highway—will be undergoing safety improvements from now thru Spring 2020. To plan your travel times, please use this link for more information and traffic updates.

  1. Once in Nanaimo, take Highway 19 North until Exit 60 (signs say Qualicum Beach/Port Alberni) which takes you onto Highway 4 West.
  2. Take Hwy 4 West and head to Port Alberni Follow the signs through Port Alberni all the way to Tofino.
    The road will take you through spectacular old-growth forests, Sproat Lake, and the majestic mountains of Sutton Pass.
  3. At the Pacific Rim Visitors centre which is located at the Tofino/Ucluelet junction, turn right (North) and follow the Highway through Pacific Rim National Park. This centre has great information on local attractions in both Ucluelet & Tofino as well as staff from Parks Canada with local hiking guides & maps. (Seasonal Operation)
  4. After exiting Pacific Rim National Park watch for the signs for the Tofino – Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Information Centre. The turn off to Pacific Sands Resort is the first left immediately past the Info Centre.
  5. Total driving time from Nanaimo should be approximately 2.5 hours.

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DRIVE FROM COMOX, BC

NOTE: The Kennedy Hill stretch of Highway 4—which connects Port Alberni and the Pacific Rim Highway—will be undergoing safety improvements from now thru Spring 2020. To plan your travel times, please use this link for more information and traffic updates.

  1. Head South on Hwy 19 towards Nanaimo & Victoria.
  2. About 50 Kilometers south of Courtenay watch for Exit 60 Qualicum Beach- Port Alberni & Pacific Rim Park.
  3. Take Hwy 4 West and head to Port Alberni Follow the signs through Port Alberni all the way to Tofino. The road will take you through spectacular old-growth forests, Sproat Lake, and the majestic mountains of Sutton Pass.
  4. At the Pacific Rim Visitors centre which is located at the Tofino/Ucluelet junction, turn right (North) and follow the Highway through Pacific Rim National Park. This centre has great information on local attractions in both Ucluelet & Tofino as well as staff from Parks Canada with local hiking guides & maps. (Seasonal Operation).
  5. After exiting Pacific Rim National Park watch for the signs for the Tofino Long-Beach Chamber of Commerce Information Centre. The turn off to Pacific Sands Resort is the first left immediately past the Info Centre.
  6. Total driving time from Comox should be approximately 3.5 hours.

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