Contact & Directions

Watch for cyclists on the narrow roads of Quadra Island!

Contact Information

email:  jsmokeydymny(at)

Phone:   250-285-2447   (No cellphone)

Postal: Smokey's Bicycle Shop, PO Box 791, Quathiaski Cove B.C. V0P 1N0   
(My street address is: 1024 Heriot Bay Road)
Also find me on Google Maps   

8 AM, Java Bay Café.

Driving to Quadra Island
From the B.C. mainland, take a ferry to Departure Bay, Nanaimo
From Nanaimo: Highway 19 north to Campbell River. 
Turn right onto Island Hwy (the old hwy. 19A) as far as the ferry dock. 5 km.

The ferries leave Campbell River on the half-hour, most of the time. 
Check the Campbell River-Quadra Island ferry schedule before planning your trip. (If you are planning several trips to Vancouver Island) load up a B.C. Ferries Experience Card so that all your trips will cost less than if you pay separately. Seniors (65) get a discount from Monday thru Thursday for themselves, but not for their car.

Find the Bike School on Quadra

  • From the Quathiaski Cove ferry dock: Cove Road goes up the hill to a T-junction in front of the Quathiaski Cove shopping centre. True Value Foods, Post Office, drugstore, bookstore, health food store, Yellow Dog bulk store, the Quadra Island Medical Clinic, 2 restaurants, the Credit Union & others 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 and propane station on the island. You can only buy diesel on Vancouver Island.
  • Fill up early, it closes at 8 PM. The Café Aroma is here. Coffee, pastry, light meals, 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 though the sign reading “Heriot Bay” points to the left, you must go straight ahead. 
  • This is the Heriot Bay Road.
  • After the next hill is a left turn onto School Road. You can turn here and get back onto Heriot Bay Road in a short while. Excellent cut-off for cyclists- you avoid a steep hill. Or continue straight to the top of the next hill, a T-junction. Turn left. This is still Heriot Bay Rd. 
  • Drive/ride 2 km. winding north, past a graveyard some woods a golf course (yuck) and then -
  • You will see a yellow highway sign with a Bicycle, a horse, and the word "Crossing"
  • look for the FROG on a Bike sign on the left.
  • This driveway left is Smokey’s Bike Shop & the Quadra Bike School.
By public transportation: Many cities offer connections to Campbell River via: Island Link Bus, Tofino Bus Lines or by Pacific Coastal Air. There's also Kayak Air from the U.S., Cheap O Air, Air Canada, Central Mountain Air, and maybe even others.
Then phone the Quadra Bike School at 250-285-2447  for a pick up from the ferry.

Contact Quadra Bike School

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