Hello all, I am wanting to ride from Nanaimo to Campbell River in a few weeks and am trying to figure out the best route. Friends have told me the old highway will be more scenic but I am concerned it will have poorer shoulders and therefore be less safe. The new Island highway is my other choice but I have concerns about that too. Has anyone done all or part of this route and would be willing to share their thoughts and experiences?
Hi Paul, this is probably to late for your trip, but either route is good....the old highway is very safe and the smaller shoulders are not a problem... lots of small towns and services along the wayplus aesome viewing...almost non existant traffic weekdays... no or at least very very few big trcks....other highway is higher up, so a bit more clmbing, bigger shoulders, lot of truck traffic and views of trees mostly...no and I mean NO services north of Nanoose... hope this helps if it is not to late,..