On behalf of the Village of Sayward, Vancouver Island, BC we would like to extend a warm welcome to you. Visitors to Sayward enjoy fresh, clean ocean air, wild natural beauty and wide open spaces.
Everything you look for in a Beautiful BC west coast getaway!
The Village of Sayward is implementing watering restrictions, effective from June 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. For more information, please click here.
The Sayward Tourism Plan was developed through the Community Tourism Foundations program. This program assists BC communities with the development of a 12- to 18-month tourism plan, providing a range of tools, proven resources, and customized destination and market development assistance.
February 15, 2016
TELUS and the British Columbia Government have confirmed that high-speed cellular service will be extended to the Village of Sayward and parts of Sayward Road in 2016.
TELUS is investing approximately $400,000 as part of the Connecting British Columbia Agreement (CBCA), an innovative partnership between the provincial government and TELUS. Under the CBCA, the extended cellular service is being provided to our community at no additional cost to taxpayers.
February 12, 2016 - Sayward, BC
The Village of Sayward is extremely happy to announce that it will be receiving a federal Gas Tax Fund contribution for its new water treatment facility.The addition of a water treatment facility, complete with filtration and a new water storage reservoir will enable the Village of Sayward to comply with the Health Authority's surface water treatment objectives and provide safe drinking water to the community well into the future.
Pilot testing of the various water treatment options will begin in early spring, followed by detailed project design and then construction. It is anticipated that construction of the water treatment facility will commence in the fall of 2016.
Where are we? Sayward is located on Johnstone Strait, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia just about one hour north of Campbell River and two hours south of Port Hardy, which is on the northern tip of the Island. We are a four-hour drive north of Victoria, the capital city of BC on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Please check out our map of Vancouver Island and see getting here for more travel information.
The Village of Sayward, BC is home to about 400 people. Sayward residents are proud of their oceanside community and eager to share the natural beauty of this unique coastal village. Many would say that the beauty of this BC rain coast paradise is matched only by the warmth of the people who live here.
Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Galore!
In addition to a small village center, Sayward offers many recreational opportunities in and around the village, including sport fishing charters, Killer Whale watching tours, wildlife viewing, world class caving, eco tours etc. Of course there are great places to eat, clean accommodations, and several pubs to relax in after a long drive or hike. The Kusam Klimb, held in late June, is now ranked as one of the most challenging wilderness races anywhere. Please see our Outdoor Recreation page for more information.
BC Boaters Welcome!
Kelsey Bay harbour and wharf is the only small craft harbour located on Johnstone Strait mid-way between Campbell River & Port McNeill. Kelsey Bay harbour usually has space for visiting boaters and has a boat ramp, marine ways, derrick, electricity and a wave-reduction system. View our web cams for the current sea conditions.
Getting to Vancouver Island...
You can reach Vancouver Island by BC Ferries vehicle ferry service from mainland British Columbia. BC Ferries has several routes connecting Vancouver Island to British Columbia and Washington State. For more information on ferry schedules and rates, visit the BC Ferries website.
From British Columbia-
If you find yourself in north western British Columbia you can catch the ferry between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy, on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Mid-island ferry routes run from Powell River on BC's Sunshine Coast to Comox and from Vancouver to Nanaimo or Victoria.
From Washington State-
If you want to get to Vancouver Island directly from Washington State you can take the MV Coho from Port Angeles, USA, to Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
Commercial and charter air service is also available. Air Canada, Air BC, Island Air and other charter airlines provide transportation to the airport at Campbell River, on the north central coast of Vancouver Island. Campbell River is the nearest airport to Sayward. Please visit our Links Page for links to transportation services and additional tourist information.
Village of Sayward
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
652-A H'Kusam Way - Box 29
Sayward BC V0P 1R0