Pick Up Locations

There are LOTS of places to pick up your copy of the Central Island Arts Guide.

Below is a list of the places we know about… plus there are many more that artists have distributed to independently.

We are happy to hear if you discover a listed location that is empty! We’ll do our best to get it filled right away.

MOST of the artists and businesses listed on this website have copies of the guide available at their location, too.

Available Throughout Vancouver Island

Plus on major BC Ferries Routes & Terminals, and COHO Ferry

Brentwood Bay

  • Butterfly World
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Moodyville General Store

Colwood

  • National Car Rental
  • Holiday Inn Express

Esquimalt

  • CFB Naden Nelles Block
  • Visitor Centre West Bay Marina

Langford

  • AllFun RV Park
  • Royal Roads Gift Shop
  • Royal Roads University

Saanich

  • Cherry Tree Inn
  • Howard Johnson
  • Fas Gas

Saanichton

  • Beachcomber Rv Park
  • Oceanside Rv Park
  • Quality Inn
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Western 66 Motel

Sidney

  • Victoria International Airport
  • Airport Car Rentals
  • National Car Rental
  • Best Western Emerald Isle
  • Cedarwood Inn & Suites
  • Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
  • Travelodge
  • Victoria Shell Aero Centre
  • BC Aviation Museum
  • Victoria Flying Club

Victoria

  • Arbutus Inn
  • Avis
  • Bedford Regency
  • Best Western Inner Harbour
  • Budget Rent-A-Car
  • Capital City Centre Hotel
  • Coast Victoria Harbourside
  • Coho Ferry Terminal (And On The Coho Ferry)
  • Comfort Hotel Conference Centre
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Craigdarroch Castle
  • Dashwood Manor
  • Days Inn Victoria On The Harbour
  • Delta Ocean Pointe Resort
  • Dutch Bakery
  • Embassy Inn
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • Harbour House Restaurant
  • Helms Inn
  • Hillside Mall
  • Hotel Grande Pacific
  • Hotel Rialto
  • Howard Johnson Canterbury Inn
  • Island Travel Inn
  • James Bay Inn
  • James Bay Square Mall
  • Mayfair Mall
  • Mayfair Motel
  • Metro Inn
  • Mings Restaurant
  • Miniature World
  • National Car Rental
  • Oak Bay B&B
  • Oak Bay Marina
  • Ocean Island Backpackers Inn
  • Parkside Victoria Inn & Spa
  • Pauls Motor Inn
  • Quality Inn
  • Ramada Victoria Hotel
  • Red Lion Inn & Suites
  • Robin Hood Motel
  • Rosewood Victoria Inn
  • Royal Scot Suite Hotel
  • Sandman Hotel Victoria
  • Scotsman Motel
  • Stewart College Of Language
  • Surf Motel
  • Swans Hotel & Brew Pub
  • Travelodge Victoria
  • Turtle Hostel
  • University Of Victoria Study Centre
  • Uvic Student Services
  • Vi Resorts Royal Victoria Suites
  • Victoria Information Centre (Inner Harbour)
  • Victoria International Exchange Centre
  • Victoria International Hostel
  • Victoria Regent Hotel
  • Worldmark Victoria Timeshare

View Royal

  • Fort Victoria Rv Park
  • Thetis Lake Campground

Chemainus

  • Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn
  • Chemainus Chamber of Commerce
  • Fuller Lake Motel
  • McBride’s Esso

Cowichan Bay

  • Oceanfront Suites
  • Wessex Inn

Crofton

  • Osborn Bay Resort

Duncan

  • Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn
  • Duncan Chamber
  • Genoa Bay Marina
  • National Car Rental
  • Pacific Northwest Raptors Nature Reserve
  • Quwutsun Culural & Conference Centre
  • South Cowichan Info Centre
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Thunderbird Inn

Lake Cowichan

  • Lake Cowichan Lodge
  • Lake Cowichan Info Centre

Ladysmith

  • Ladysmith Chamber
  • Ladysmith Marina
  • Waterfront Art Gallery

Malahat

  • Cedar Springs Ranch & Campground
  • Malahat Mountain Meadows
  • Malahat Bungalows Motel
  • Malahat Chalet Restaurant & Bakery
  • Above The Tide Motel
  • Best Western Austrian Chalet
  • Budget Rent-A-Car
  • Campbell River Arts Council
  • Campbell River Esso
  • Campbell River Museum
  • Campbell River Visitor Info Centre
  • Campbell River Visitor Info Centre & Art Gallery
  • Coast Discovery Inn
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Corilair Seaplane Terminal
  • Haida Harbourside Inn
  • Ocean Grove Gas ‘N Go
  • Oyster Bay Resorts
  • Painter’s Lodge
  • Ravensong Soaps
  • River Heritage Inn
  • Shelter Bay Resort & Rv Park
  • Sybil Andrews Cottage
  • Tidemark Theatre
  • Tofino Bus Lines
  • Town Centre Inn

Port Hardy

  • Budget  Rent-a-Car
  • Airport Inn
  • Glen Lyon Inn & Suites
  • Quarterdeck Inn & Marina Resort
  • Seagate Hotel
  • Thunderbird Inn
  • ART 10 Gallery
  • Art Knapp Plantland
  • Artzi Stuff
  • Barton Leier Gallery
  • Bastion Gallery Fast Frames
  • Best Western Dorchester
  • Bluebird Motel
  • Budget Rent-a-Car (all locations)
  • Castaway Motel
  • Colonial Motel
  • Days Inn
  • Departure Bay Motel
  • Diplomat Motel
  • Float Plane dock shops
  • Gabriola Ferry dock
  • Grand Hotel
  • Harbour Light Motel
  • Howard Johnson Harbourside Inn
  • Inn on Long Lake
  • Jonanco Hobby Workshop
  • Nanaimo Art Gallery
  • Nanaimo Visitor Centre Kiosk
  • Nanaimo Visitor Info Centre
  • Nanoose Bay Chevron
  • National Car Rental
  • Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
  • Ramada Inn
  • Royal Motel
  • The Shops at Gallery Row
  • The Vault
  • Travelodge
  • Value Lodge
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Waterfront Suites & Marina

Lantzville

  • Art Sea Cottage
  • Phoenix Gallery
  • World Folk Art

Parksville

  • Bayside Ocean Front Inn/Quality Resort
  • Beach Club Resort
  • Budget Rent-A-Car
  • Island exposures art gallery
  • Log Cabin Grocery Store
  • McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
  • Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
  • Paradise Rv Park & Minigolf
  • Paradise Seashell Motel
  • Parksville Chamber
  • Parksville Community & Conference Centre
  • Parksville Visitor Info Centre
  • Sandcastle Inn
  • Skylite Motel
  • Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
  • Travelodge

Coombs

  • Coombs Market
  • Fast Time Grand Prix

Port Alberni

  • A1 Alberni Inn
  • Alberni Valley Chamber Of Commerce
  • Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel
  • Budget Rent-A-Car
  • Howard Johnson
  • Lady Rose Marine Services
  • Redford Motor Inn & Rv Campground
  • Sunset Motel
  • Timberlodge
  • Tyee Village Motel

Tofino/Ucluelet

  • Best Western Tin Wis Resort
  • Budget – Tofino Airport
  • Jamie’s Rainforest Inn
  • Pacific Rim Visitor Centre (Ucluelet)
  • Schooner Motel
  • Tofino Info Centre

Qualicum Bay

  • Sea Flame Beach Resort

Qualicum Beach

  • Casa Grande Motor Inn
  • Ocean Crest Motel
  • Oh So Yummy
  • The Old School House Arts Centre

Bowser

  • Lighthouse Centre
  • Salish Sea Market
  • The Brew Coffee House

Courtenay

  • Anco Motel
  • Ashcroft & Associates
  • Atlas Café
  • Backdoor Gallery & Studio
  • Best Western Westerly
  • Budget Rent-A-Car
  • Burger & Ives
  • Casa Loma Sr’s Village
  • Chamber Of Commerce
  • Comox Valley Art Gallery
  • Comox Valley Chamber Of Commerce
  • Comox Valley Inn
  • Cornerstone
  • Cornerstone Gladstone
  • Courtenay Library
  • Courtenay Museum
  • CV Info Centre
  • CVAG Gift Shop
  • Design Therapy
  • Finneron Hyundai
  • Forbidden Brewery
  • Frankie Joe’s Café
  • Gladstone Brewery
  • Hitec Screen Printing And Silver Bowerbird Gallery
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Investors Group
  • JB Nemeth Law
  • Laughing Oyster Books
  • Lewis Centre
  • Lift Comox Valley
  • Locals Restaurant
  • Milano Coffee
  • Motif Music Studios
  • National Car Rental
  • NIC – Art Dept
  • NIC – Student Commons
  • North Island College Mktg Dept
  • North Island Hospital Comox Valley – Main Lobby
  • Old House Suites & Spa
  • Old House Village Suites
  • Podlings
  • Project Watershed
  • Second Page Books
  • Sid Williams Theatre
  • Sure Copy
  • Swift Datoo
  • The Hub Café
  • Travelodge
  • Union Street Grill & Grotto
  • Van Isle Vet
  • Wachiay Studio
  • White Whale
  • Yummies & Gyros Greek Café

Comox

  • Blue Heron Books
  • Broken Fish Studio
  • Church St Bakery
  • Comox Airport – Yqq
  • Comox Pier Info Booth
  • Comox Rec Centre
  • Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park
  • Garden Cottage Retreat
  • Ihos Gallery
  • Jeanie’s Vitamins
  • Kelly Cat & Bird
  • Pearl Ellis Gallery
  • Planet Kids
  • Rocky Mountain Cafe
  • St. Joe’s Hospital – Lab Waiting Area
  • Sushi Kobo

Cumberland

  • 4Quarters Restaurant
  • Cumberland Museum & Archives
  • Cumberland Village Bakery, Church St Bakery and Union Specialty Meats
  • Waverley Hotel

Royston

  • Kingfisher Resort & Spa
  • Royston Roasting Company
  • Roy’s Towne Pub

Black Creek

  • Black Creek Diner
  • Black Creek General Store & Liquor

Oyster River

  • Art & Gift Store at Oyster River
  • Discovery Foods