Mount Washington is located 25 km west of the Comox Valley, 50 km south of Campbell River and 100 km north of Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.
With the new Inland Island Highway it’s faster than ever to drive here (Exit 130) and it’s paved all the way to the top!
Please Note: Strathcona Parkway requires good winter tires OR that you carry chains with you.
Road Report - this is an external link to the most current road conditions available on the road to the mountain. You may search from there for other BC road conditions. The Toll Free number you may call is: 1-800-550-4997.
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Latitude: North 49° 44' 48.1'' Longitude: West 125° 17' 13.9''
To check road conditions for BC while in BC or anywhere in North America, please phone the no-fee DriveBC automated phone service at: 1-800-550-4997
Strathcona Parkway Snow Removal
EMCON SERVICES is responsible for snow removal on the Strathcona Parkway leading to Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Emcon is committed to maintaining the road to the standard of any Class A Highway in British Columbia.
Please direct any feedback on the Strathcona Parkway road clearing to:
Emcon Services Head Office
3190 Royston Road
Courtenay Ministry of Transportation at 250-334-6951
Occasionally there are chain-up advisories on the Strathcona Parkway, the highway leading up to Mount Washington Alpine Resort. For your convenience, we will have a supply* of tire chains for purchase at Altitude Sport & Gift in the Alpine Lodge at the top of the mountain. Please drive safely.
* Supply is limited.
Parking and Towing
If my car is towed, where does it go?
The impound lot is located in Courtenay.
Georgia Straight Collision & Towing
Address: 2317 Cousins Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 3N6
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
* We highly recommend car pooling. Not only does it save on time and convenience, it helps the environment too! *
Approximate drive times:
Ambassador Shuttle Service
Enterprise Car Rentals
Budget Car and Truck Rental