Stay & Play

How do I get to Cumberland?

Cumberland is located 105 kilometers north of Nanaimo, 10 kilometers SW of Courtenay, and 1 kilometer west of the Inland Highway.

Getting Here


Cumberland is 1.25 hours from Nanaimo, 2.5 hours from Victoria, 4 hours from Vancouver, and 6 hours from Seattle. 

Carpool – Make some friends in our Facebook Group and please carpool. 


Vancouver Island can be reached via B.C Ferries from Vancouver through Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo and from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo. For ferry information from the mainland to Vancouver Island, please visit BC Ferries.


You can fly from Vancouver via Harbour Air, Pacific Coastal & Central Mountain Air. From other cities in North America you can hop on a Westjet flight to Comox (just 30 minutes from race start). Click here for map from the airport. Car rentals are available at the airport.


BC Transit: Route 2 BusConnects Courtenay to Cumberland. If you plan to take the bus please confirm the route will get you to race check-in on time. 


Staying Here


Airbnb has some wonderful options for staying locally – whole homes to bed and breakfast.


Riding Fool Hostel — Located in Cumberland, the Riding Fool features newly renovated private rooms.


Village Park (Race Central) — We have a limited amount of space at Village Park (Race Central) for both tent and car/RV camping on Friday only. We will be up bright and early (5am-ish), so don’t expect a big sleep-in! Please register your party to ensure you get a spot.

Cumberland Lake Park Campground — If you’re up for camping in July, this is a great option right on Comox Lake.