Contact Kathok Buddhist Meditation Centre

Physical Address: Kathok Clear Light Meditation Centre
2800 Grafton Ave.
Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
V9K 1W8

Mailing Address: 684 Phillips St. Parksville BC V9P 1A7

For more information: Email: penny@kathokcentre.ca

(250) 586 5882

Follow the white and blue highway signs to Buddhist Temple


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2800 Grafton Ave. Qualicum Beach V9K 1W8

(in Coombs 5 minutes drive from Goats on the Roof) 

Information line: (250) 586 5882

Kathok Centre is in Qualicum Beach/Coombs on Vancouver Island;  a 1.5hr Ferry(boat) ride or 20 minute float plane ride from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

On foot from Vancouver B.C.

From Vancouver take the 257 Horseshoe Bay Express bus to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal

Take the ferry (boat) from Hoseshoe Bay to Nanaimo ($17 one way for walk on - NO car)

Book the Island Link Bus from Naniamo Ferry to Qualicum Beach ($21 one way)

In Qualicum call Oceanside Cab to take you to Kathok Centre ($25 one way)

 

Ferry service or float plane from Vancouver to Vancouver Island

Travel from Vancouver to Vancouver Island is via Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to Departure Bay in Nanaimo or from Tsawassen to Duke Point just south of Nanaimo. Ferry schedules are available here: http://www.bcferries.com

Or you can take a float plane from Vancouver Airport or Downtown Vancouver: https://www.harbourair.com/book-a-flight/locations/nanaimo/

If you catch the ferry to Naniamo Kathok Centre is a 35 minute drive from the ferry terminal.

If you catch the ferry to Duke Point, Kathok Centre is a 45 minute drive from the ferry terminal.

You can also take a small plane from South Terminal Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Qualicum airport: www.kdair.com

from Qualicum airport to Kathok Centre is a 10 minute drive.

 

From Victoria / Nanaimo


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  Go northwest (up island) on the Island Highway. Take the Highway 4 exit to Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni and Tofino. Once you are on the exit, bear left to select the Port Alberni half of the exit ramp. You will circle around and cross under the Island Highway. Continue on Highway 4 toward Port Alberni for about a mile, until you come to a set of traffic lights. Turn left towards Coombs at the lights. Then almost immediately take your first right turn onto Winchester, as though you were going to Butterfly World. Follow Winchester down to a stop sign, which is Grafton Ave. Turn right on Grafton and go a long half a block. The Grafton Blueberry Farm will be on the right side of the street. Kathok Centre is across from the blueberry farm at 2800 Grafton.

 

From Courtenay / Campbell River


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  Go southeast (down island) in the Island Highway. Take the Highway 4 exit to Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni and Tofino. Once on the exit, bear right and turn right toward Port Alberni. Continue on Highway 4 toward Port Alberni for about a mile, until you come to a set of traffic lights. Turn left towards Coombs at the lights. Then almost immediately take your first right turn onto Winchester, as though you were going to Butterfly World. Follow Winchester down to a stop sign, which is Grafton Ave. Turn right on Grafton and go a long half a block. The Grafton Blueberry Farm will be on the right side of the street. Kathok Centre is across from the blueberry farm at 2800 Grafton.

 

From Tofino / Port Alberni


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  Go towards Qualicum Beach on Highway 4. Pass Cameron Lake on your left. Pass Hillier’s Sausage on your left. The first right turn after Hillier’s Sausage is Pratt. Turn right on Pratt and follow it to a stop sign, which is Grafton Ave. Turn left on Grafton and go half a block to Kathok Centre, on your right at 2800 Grafton. The Grafton Blueberry farm will be ahead on your left.

If you miss the turnoff to Pratt (which comes up quickly after Hillier’s Sausage), keep going to the traffic lights. Turn right at the lights towards Coombs. Then almost immediately take your first right turn onto Winchester, as though you were going to Butterfly World. Follow Winchester down to a stop sign, which is Grafton Ave. Turn right on Grafton and go a long half a block. The Grafton Blueberry Farm will be on the right side of the street. Kathok Centre is across from the blueberry farm at 2800 Grafton.

Local Accommodations

Private Self contained onsite Suite: The Tara Suite

B&B directly across the road: The Blueberry Farm

Laurels Cottage B&B 7 min drive away: Laurels Cottage

Coombs Camp Ground 5 mins drive: Country Camp Ground

Local B&B in Qualicum 10 mins away: Blue Willow

Heat to Heal Sanctuary In Qualicum 10 mins away: Heat to Heal