Current Traffic (Nanaimo to Courtenay)

As of July 2023, the Nanaimo area has the one and only active rail customer on the Island railway.

These are not complete lists — If you know of other current customers or in the history of the E&N please contact me.

Current Traffic (including Transloads to truck)

  • Superior Propane (near Bowen Road – Nanaimo)
  • Maintenance of Way – Southern Railway of Vancouver Island
  • Transload from Nanaimo Harbour to Truck
    • Two Electrical Pole manufacturers near Courtenay formerly shipped by rail but now export their poles by truck to Welcox where it is transloaded.
  • Various Trail works alongside railway in Parksville, Qualicum, and Courtenay areas.

Former Traffic, Rail Sidings, and Future Possibilities

  • Parksville Propane
  • Parksville Industrial Park
  • Parksville Buckerfields
  • North Nanaimo Industrial Park (Aulds Road)
  • South Nanaimo Industrial Park
  • Various within City of Nanaimo
  • Nanoose Bay and Northwest Bay Road (Logging)
  • Alpine Milling Services (Qualicum Bay)
  • Lighthouse Feed and Garden (Bowser)
  • Natural Glacial Waters Inc (Mud Bay)
  • Mud Bay Sawmill
  • Baynes Sound Oysters (Various locations)
  • Deepwater Recovery Limited (Baynes Sound)
  • Chinook Forest Products (Courtenay)
  • South Courtenay Mall (Various)
  • Courtenay Public Works Yard