Directions - old

Contact Information



Postal Mail:

Smokey's Bicycle Shop 
Box  791
Quathiaski Cove, B.C.
V0P 1N0


  • • From the B.C. Mainland: Take a ferry to Nanaimo. 
    Ask one the friendly locals!
  • From Nanaimo: Take highway 19 north to Campbell River.
  • Turn right onto Island Hwy (the old hwy. 19A) as far as the ferry dock.
  • If you are planning several trips back to Vancouver Island from Quadra, load up a B.C. Ferries 'experience' card so that all your trips will be less expensive than if you pay cash for each trip.
  • The ferry schedule is very confusing now. Check the Campbell River-Quadra Island ferry schedule before planning your trip.
  • If you drive diesel, fill up in Campbell River. There is no diesel fuel sold at our only gas station.
On Quadra: 
  • From the Quathiaski Cove ferry dock: Cove Road goes up the hill to a T-junction at the Quathiaski Cove shopping centre. Several grocery stores, a Post Office, drugstore, bookstore,  health food store, the Quadra Island Medical Clinic, restaurants, and the Credit Union are located here.
  • Take a left on Harper Road, proceed straight until the next T-junction.
  • You’ll turn right here at the only gas station on the island.
  • Fill up early, it closes at 8 PM. The CafĂ© Aroma is here too. Excellent coffee, etc.
  • You’re now on Heriot Bay Rd.
  • There’s a 3-way intersection ahead which could fool you. Vehicles coming from the other two directions must stop, but you don’t.
  • Even tho’ a sign reading “Heriot Bay” points to the left, you must go straight ahead. This is the Heriot Bay Road.
  • At the top of the second hill is another T-junction. Turn left. This is still Heriot Bay Rd. Go north 2 km.
  • You will see a yellow highways sign with a Bicycle, a Horse, and the word "Crossing"
  • The next driveway left is Smokey’s Bicycle Shop and the Quadra Bike School.
By public transportation:public transportation rules are changing

If you cycle here, as some have done, phone the the Quadra Bike School at 250-285-2447 and I can pick you up from the ferry.

Contact Quadra Bike School

For more information email
To apply to Quadra Bike School, click here