How to get to Handsome Dan’s

How to Get to Handsome Dan’s could’t be easier. Below you will find driving instructions, Maps,  info for West Coast Trail Bus, BC Ferry schedules, as well as Ferry from Seattle & Anacortes.

Handsome Dan’s

Handsome Dan’s Cottages are located at 6574 Baird Rd Port Renfrew V0S1K0
   Phone: 778-425-1884

Driving From

From Victoria to Handsome Dan’s
– Take Trans-Canada Hwy #1 
– Take exit 14 toward Langford/Sooke  – Merge onto Millstream Rd/Veterans Memorial Pkwy #14 W – Continue to follow Veterans Memorial Pkwy #14 W – Turn right onto Sooke Rd #14 W – Continue to follow Hwy #14 W, until you arrive to Port Renfrew. – The Rd will change for Parkinson Rd

– On your Right you will see a red dinner called Tomi’s Home Cooking: – Turn right onto Baird Rd just past Tomi’s Home cooking, destination will be on the left

Driving From Sidney (Swartz Bay BC Ferry Terminal)

From Sidney, Swartz Bay Ferry terminal to Handsome Dan’s (Port Renfrew)
– Take the Pat Bay Highway (Hwy 14) towards Victoria. – Then take the McKenzie exit to Highway 1. – Go north towards Nanaimo. – Take the Langford/Sooke Exit 14.  – Turn right on Sooke Rd/Hwy 14. – Continue to follow Veterans Memorial Pkwy #14 W – Turn right onto Sooke Rd #14 W. – Continue to follow Hwy #14 W, until you arrive to Port Renfrew. – The Rd will change for Parkinson Rd once in Port Renfrew – Turn right onto Baird Rd just past Tomi’s Home cooking – Destination will be on the left

Driving From Nanaimo / Duke Point & Duncan

By car |  From Nanaimo & Duke Point Ferry terminal to Handsome Dan’s (Port Renfrew)

  – At just a few kilometres ( a mile or two) north of Duncan turn west on Highway #18 that goes to Lake Cowichan.  Travel through Lake Cowichan on South Shore Rd. Continuing until you arrive at Mesachie Lake.   Watch for the Port Renfrew sign.  Turn left (south) on Pacific Marine Rd. and continue through some spectacular scenery.  This is a logging road  paved by the Province a few years ago.  It passes through some active logging areas and you’ll get a real sense of what clear cutting and re-forestation looks like.  It’s a great drive.  Remember to stop at Harris Canyon and the Harris Creek Fir.  It’s about 50km (35mis) from Mesachie Lake to Port Renfrew and a lot quicker than going through Victoria if you are travelling from the North.

West Coast Trail Express

By Bus |  From Victoria & Nanaimo to Port Renfrew

West Coast Trail Express  – Provides shuttle bus service (May 1 to September 30) from Victoria and Nanaimo to the trail heads and between the trail heads of the West Coast Trail and the Juan de Fuca Trail.

Scheduling and reservation information available at:
Toll Free: 1-888-999-2288  Or: 250 477-8700

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Useful Contact Information For Easy Planning.

BC Ferry

By Sea | From Vancouver to Victoria
BC Ferries  – Provides passenger, car and bus transportation from the Vancouver area to Victoria or Nanaimo (on Vancouver Island). Vancouver. Sailing time is about 1h35min.

Reservation available at: 250-386-3431

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Clipper Ferry

By Sea | From Seattle to Victoria
Clipper Ferry  – Provides passenger transportation only from downtown Seattle to downtown Victoria (on Vancouver Island). Sailing time 3h.

Reservation & Information at: Toll Free: 800-888-2535 / Seattle: 206-448-5000/ Victoria: 250-382-8100

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Black Ball (Coho Ferry)

By Sea | From Port AngelesWashington States to Victoria
Coho Ferries  – Provides passenger, car and bus transportation from Port Angeles to Victoria. Online reservations can be made up to 12 hours prior to departure. Sailing time is 90 minutes.

Reservation & Information available at: Toll Free: 888-993-3779/ Victoria: 250-386-2202/ Port Angeles: 360-457-4491

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Washington State Ferry

By Sea |  From AnacortesWashingnton State to Sidney, BC
Washington State Ferry (WSF)   – Provides passenger, car and bus transportation from Anacortes to Sidney, BC. Online reservations can be made up to 12 hours prior to departure. Sailing time between 1h to 1h30 minutes depending on the route..

Scheduling and reservation information available at: Toll Free: 888-808-7977  or 206-464-6400 

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By Air

Kenmore Air

By Air |  From Seattle to Victoria
Kenmore Air   – Provides a short 45 minute scenic seaplane flight to Victoria’s Inner Harbour from downtown Seattle’s Lake Union.

Scheduling and reservation information available at: Toll Free: 866-435-9524

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Harbour Air

By Air | From Vancouver,  Victoria, Nanaimo, South Vancouver, Sechelt, Comox, the Gulf Islands and Whistler
Harbour Air Seaplanes services  include frequent flights connecting with the city mention above,  along with a wide selection of scenic adventure tours and private charters. Make a Reservations Online, or call:

Lower Mainland: 604.274.1277 | Victoria:  250.384.2215 | Whistler: 604.932.6615 | Sunshine Coast: 604.885.2111 | Nanaimo: 250.714.0900 | Ganges, Saltspring Island: 250.537.5525. 
Told Free in North America: 1.800.665.0212

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6574 Baird Rd
Port Renfrew, Bc
V0S 1K0

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