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There are 5 ways to get from Nanaimo to Hells Gate by ferry, bus, car, plane or train

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Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay
  2. Take the bus from Surrey, BC - Scott Road Skytrain Station to Boston Bar, BC - 48165 Trans-Canada Highway

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Ferry, drive

  1. Take the ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay
  2. Drive from Horseshoe Bay to Hells Gate

Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, bus

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Surrey, BC - Scott Road Skytrain Station to Boston Bar, BC - 48165 Trans-Canada Highway

Fly Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb, bus

  1. Fly from Nanaimo (ZNA) to Coal Harbour Spb (CXH)
  2. Take the bus from Surrey, BC - Scott Road Skytrain Station to Boston Bar, BC - 48165 Trans-Canada Highway

Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, train

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
  2. Take the train from Vancouver to North Bend
Nanaimo → Hells Gate
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hells Gate is 1-833-784-4397.

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The social distance requirement in Hells Gate is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Hells Gate is to ferry and drive which costs $35 - $100 and takes 4h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Nanaimo to Hells Gate is to ferry and drive which takes 4h 24m and costs $35 - $100.

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The distance between Nanaimo and Hells Gate is 192 km.

The best way to get from Nanaimo to Hells Gate without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 7h 5m and costs $85 - $160.

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Nanaimo to Hells Gate, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nanaimo Airport to Coal Harbour Spb Airport is the direct flight which takes 20 min.

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Harbour Air Seaplanes and Helijet International offer flights from Nanaimo Airport to Coal Harbour Spb Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Hells Gate. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nanaimo to Hells Gate.
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  • Distance: 192.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 5m

What companies run services between Nanaimo, BC, Canada and Hells Gate, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Nanaimo to Hells Gate. However, you can take the ferry to Horseshoe Bay, take the walk to Keith Rd @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, take the line 257 bus to Eastbound W Georgia St @ Burrard St, take the walk to Burrard Station @ Platform 2, take the subway to Scott Road Station @ Platform 2, take the walk to Surrey, BC - Scott Road Skytrain Station, take the bus to Boston Bar, BC - 48165 Trans-Canada Highway, then take the taxi to Hells Gate. Alternatively, you can take the ferry to Horseshoe Bay then take the drive to Hells Gate.

Airlines
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2 - $280
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Website
harbourair.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to North Bend
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $50
Business
$95 - $110
Economy
$62 - $66
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Bus operators
Adventure Charters
Phone
250-305-2251
Email
info@adventurecharters.ca
Website
adventurecharters.ca
Bus from Surrey, BC - Scott Road Skytrain Station to Boston Bar, BC - 48165 Trans-Canada Highway
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
adventurecharters.ca
Book at
adventurecharters.ca
Adult
$40 - $55
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Passenger
$14 - $19
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$40 - $65
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com

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