News Release - May 17, 2024

IslandLink bus service expansion to northern Vancouver Island communities has begun

Nanaimo, B.C. (May 17, 2024) - With the start of IslandLink's new bus service from Port Hardy, the company now has Vancouver Island covered.

"From Victoria to Port Hardy and from Tofino to Nanaimo, we are now providing bus service from north to south and east to west on Vancouver Island," says Phillip Morgan, owner of IslandLink. "No matter where you are on the Island, we are there to offer reliable and efficient bus transportation."

IslandLink began in 1998 with one just route from Qualicum Beach to the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo. Today, the company now operates bus routes all over Vancouver Island.

"As we begin our 26th year of operations, our focus remains on safety and consistency for our customers," adds Morgan.

From carrying just one passenger on June 23, 1998, more than 80,000 passengers now use IslandLink's 15 buses each year.

For information on fares, schedules and availability, and to make or cancel bookings, visit the IslandLink website at Bookings can be made online until midnight of the day before travel. Passengers who are unable or who do not wish to book online, can pay their cash fare to the driver, space permitting. Every time a customer books a seat, iPOINTS are awarded that can be used towards another ticket. Details on the reward program are on the website.

About IslandLink

IslandLink celebrated its 25th year of service in 2023. The company started business in 1998 with bus service from Qualicum Beach, French Creek and Parksville to the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. The service was designed to be a connector for Horseshoe Bay/Departure Bay ferry foot passengers and that remains the focus of the operation today.

The company now serves four BC Ferries terminals: Departure Bay, Little River, Buckley Bay and Campbell River, connecting bus transportation with ferry foot passengers.

Media Contact:

Phillip Morgan, owner, IslandLink