Gold River is the gateway to Nootka Sound. If you're driving and on the mainland, you will first need to take the BC Ferries to Vancouver Island. You will want to see the BC Ferries website to find out which route best fits you. When on Vancouver Island, you will want to head to Campbell River, then proceed west across the island on Highway 28. It's a long trip across the island so you'll want to make sure you have enough fuel and to take it safe and slow when needed as there are some narrow roads. As you leave Campbell River, there will no longer be cellphone coverage, so if you need to make a call, be sure to do so before you make the trip. It's always good to have a satellite phone in case of emergency.
When you arrive in Gold River, on your right you should see and visit the Gold River Visitor Centre as they have a lot of free information for you and you'll be more than ready to stretch your legs! View google maps below!
Hwy 28 & Scout Lake Rd
Gold River, British Columbia