Directions to The Cona Hostel
Map & Directions
From the Inland Island Hwy, take the Piercy Road exit into Courtenay. Turn right at the flashing 4-way stop onto Condensory Road. As you cross over the Puntledge River the road turns into Anderton Ave. The Cona is at the end on the left hand side. Alternatively, take the 1st exit into Courtenay - the Comox Valley Parkway - to Cliffe Ave and follow the directions below.
From the Old Island Hwy South, as you enter Courtenay the Hwy becomes Cliffe Ave. Stay on Cliffe until the end. Turn right on 1st Street and right again on Anderton Ave. The Cona is at the end on the left hand side.
From the Old Island Hwy North, as you enter Courtenay, just past Lewis and Millenium Parks you'll cross over the Courtenay River on the "5th Street Bridge". Make a right on Anderton immediately after the bridge and another right into The Cona.
Directly from Vancouver, the best route is Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay; however, if the schedule works better for you, Tsawwassen to Duke Point is fine too. Getting off the ferry watch for signs to the Inland Island Hwy to Parksville. From there you can also opt for the Scenic Route (Old Island Hwy) and travel along the oceanside.
We are approximately 1 hour by ferry from Powell River. From the ferry terminal, head into Courtenay. Turn right on Ryan Road (Esso Gas Station). At the end turn left on the Old Island Hwy and follow the directions for "By Car, Old Island Hwy North."
Check out www.greyhound.ca for routes to Courtenay. From the Courtenay bus depot walk across the street to Driftwood Mall and across the mall parking lot to Cliffe Ave. By foot, it is about a 20-25 minute walk north (left) on Cliffe. At the 5th Street traffic lights, cross over 5th and head right down the hill. We are on the left just before the 5th Street Bridge.
Pick up is an option if booked in advance. For the municipal bus schedule visit http://www.busonline.ca/regions/com/default.cfm, click on Maps & Schedules>>Routes 1 to 11>>Route 1 - Town Shuttle and look for fares leaving Driftwood Mall and arriving at Downtown: Cliffe and 4th.
www.viarail.ca can offer you anything you need to know about arriving by train. We are approximately 10 minutes by foot from the station. Walk East on Cumberland Road a few blocks, turn left on Cliffe Ave. At the 5th Street traffic lights, cross over 5th and head right down the hill. We are on the left just before the 5th Street Bridge.