China Creek Campground & Marina, located in Port Alberni, BC, is easily accessible from the most popular destinations on Vancouver Island! Find out how to reach China Creek Campground and the Alberni Inlet from Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Comox all within a day’s trip.

China Creek Campground is an ideal destination to set up camp and enjoy the sights and attractions of Vancouver Island.

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Driving Directions

Directions from Vancouver

Via the Horseshoe Bay / Departure Bay Ferry:

Exit the ferry, and turn right onto Brechin Rd. Proceed up the hill, and take a right onto BC-19A N. Follow the highway out of Nanaimo, where it joins with BC-19 N.

Continuing on the Inland Island Hwy 19 North for approximately 30 minutes. Take exit 60 to Port Alberni and Tofino as it merges onto Alberni Hwy 4 West.

Continue following the Alberni Hwy 4 to Port Alberni passing scenic Cameron Lake and the iconic old growth trees in Cathedral Grove.

Enter Port Alberni and stay to the right of the Visitors Centre at the start of town and continue travelling along Alberni Hwy 4 as it changes into Johnston Rd.

Turn left onto Gertrude and continue travelling ahead as it turns into Stamp Avenue and then into 3rd Ave.

Travelling approximately 2.5km on 3rd Ave, following the sign to Bamfield and China Creek, turn left onto Ship Creek Rd. and continue as it turns into Franklin River Rd.

Travel for approximately 10km staying to the left and following the signs to Bamfield and China Creek.

China Creek Campground is located on the right.

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Directions from Victoria

China Creek Campground & Marina is approximately 2 hours and 40 min drive from Victoria, BC.

Follow the Trans-Canada Hwy/ BC 1 North approximately 105km then stay right taking the BC Hwy 19 North ramp to Parksville and Campbell River.

Continuing on the Inland Island Hwy 19 North for 48kms

Take exit 60 to Port Alberni and Tofino as it merges onto Alberni Hwy 4 West.

Continue following the Alberni Hwy 4 to Port Alberni passing scenic Cameron Lake and the iconic old growth trees in Cathedral Grove.

Enter Port Alberni and stay to the right of the Visitors Centre at the start of town and continue travelling along Alberni Hwy 4 as it changes into Johnston Rd.

Turn left onto Gertrude and continue travelling ahead as it turns into Stamp Avenue and then into 3rd Ave.

Travelling approximately 2.5km on 3rd Ave, following the sign to Bamfield and China Creek, turn left onto Ship Creek Rd. and continue as it turns into Franklin River Rd.

Travel for approximately 10km staying to the left and following the signs to Bamfield and China Creek.

China Creek Campground is located on the right.

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Directions from Nanaimo

China Creek Campground & Marina is approximately an hour and a half drive from BC Ferries, Departure Bay Terminal, in Nanaimo, BC.

Travelling North on the Island Hwy 19A, merge onto the Inland Island Hwy 19 continuing North following signs to Port Alberni for 48kms.

Take exit 60 to Port Alberni and Tofino as it merges onto Alberni Hwy 4 West.

Continue following the Alberni Hwy 4 to Port Alberni passing scenic Cameron Lake and the iconic old growth trees in Cathedral Grove.

Enter Port Alberni and stay to the right of the Visitors Centre at the start of town and continue travelling along Alberni Hwy 4 as it changes into Johnston Rd.

Turn left onto Gertrude and continue travelling ahead as it turns into Stamp Avenue and then into 3rd Ave.

Travelling approximately 2.5km on 3rd Ave, following the sign to Bamfield and China Creek, turn left onto Ship Creek Rd. and continue as it turns into Franklin River Rd.

Travel for approximately 10km staying to the left and following the signs to Bamfield and China Creek.

China Creek Campground is located on the right.

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Directions from the Comox Valley

Leave Courtenay via the Comox Valley Parkway, and exit on to Hwy 19.

Continuing on the Inland Island Hwy 19 North.

Take exit 60 to Port Alberni and Tofino as it merges onto Alberni Hwy 4 West.

Continue following the Alberni Hwy 4 to Port Alberni passing scenic Cameron Lake and the iconic old growth trees in Cathedral Grove.

Enter Port Alberni and stay to the right of the Visitors Centre at the start of town and continue travelling along Alberni Hwy 4 as it changes into Johnston Rd.

Turn left onto Gertrude and continue travelling ahead as it turns into Stamp Avenue and then into 3rd Ave.

Travelling approximately 2.5km on 3rd Ave, following the sign to Bamfield and China Creek, turn left onto Ship Creek Rd. and continue as it turns into Franklin River Rd.

Travel for approximately 10km staying to the left and following the signs to Bamfield and China Creek.

China Creek Campground is located on the right.

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Road Conditions

Please note that travel to China Creek Campground is along 10 km of gravel road towards Bamfield.

Road conditions vary. Please visit Drive BC For current road conditions to Port Alberni.

Current conditions from Port Alberni to China Creek can be viewed via WFP Road Info Bamfield.

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Travelling by Sea

China Creek Campground and Marina welcome our Mariner friends. Alberni Inlet is just over 40kms from the mouth of the inlet to the start of the Somass River. Travelling to Port Alberni, China Creek Campground and Marina is situated approximately 30kms up the Alberni Inlet, offering easy access to or from Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands.

Barkley Sound is on the west coast of Vancouver Island and forms the entrance to the Alberni Inlet. Barkley Sound and the Alberni Inlet offer spectacular fishing, stunning scenery and trip to remember as the narrow inlet carves through to the center of Vancouver Island to the Alberni Valley.

Located within the Barkley Sound is the world renowned Broken Group Islands known for their pristine beaches, Kayaking and Whale Watching. The inlet is unique to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Boaters visiting China Creek Campground and Marina can also visit AhoyBc and.Discover Vancouver Island for more information. 

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