Harbour Air - Seaplane Flights From Vancouver

Harbour Air is the largest seaplane company in the world. Harbour Air is also the parent company to West Coast Air. A flight on Harbour Air is one of the best ways to fly from Vancouver to Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, Comox, the Gulf Islands, Whistler and the Sunshine Coast.

You can fly from the Seaplane Terminal at the Vancouver International Airport or from downtown Vancouver at the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport. The downtown departures are great if you are already in Vancouver. It saves you the hassle of getting out to the international airport in Richmond, BC and can take you to the heart of cities like Victoria and Nanaimo without having to drive in from their airports.

Harbour Air – How to Get Cheap Airfare

If you plan to fly Harbour Air or their partner airline West Coast Air, often, you should consider one of their airfare saving options.

  • Quick Tickets – This is the simplest of their programs and you will save a minimum of 10% on your flights. The way it works, is you prepay for a book of 10 one way flights, this will save you 10%. If you know you'll be booking just 5 round-trip tickets, then you'll be able to take advantage of this program. The more you purchase, the larger the discount. You can save up to 22%, but this requires a purchase of 10 books (100 one way flights).
  • Air Bucks – These are prepaid electronic travel tickets. The cheap airfare start at a 10% discount and you can save as much as 31%. Air Bucks can not be combined with Harbour Air's – High Flyer Rewards.

Video of Harbour Air at Duncan's Maple Bay Marina.

Harbour Air Frequent Flyer Program

The airline has a frequent flyer program called High Flyer Rewards. There is no minimum purchase required. The program is similar to other airline frequent flyer programs where you earn points each time you fly. The points accumulate until you decide to use them on a future flight. You can also use the points for Harbour Air and West Coast Air merchandise or restaurant gift certificates.

Charter Flights

Harbour Air is one of several floatplane operators with Charter Flights To Vancouver. Floatplane charters can get you into many small coastal communities on British Columbia's West Coast that are only accessible by boat or plane. Other communities are very remote or require ferry rides. Save the time and fly there with one of the many seaplane companies that fly from Vancouver International Airport and Vancouver Harbour.

Harbour Air Scheduled Flights

The majority of their flights are from the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (IATA Airport Code: CXH) Harbour Air have scheduled daily flights from Vancouver Harbour:

Scheduled Arrivals at CXH

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  • Flights to Victoria Harbour – downtown to downtown service (CXH to YWH)
  • Flights to Duncan BC in Maple Bay (CXH to YAQ)
  • Flights to Pender Island in the Gulf Islands (CXH to YBW)
  • Flights to Ganges - Salt Spring Island in the Gulf Islands (CXH to YGG)
  • Flights to Nanaimo BC
  • Flights to Comox BC
  • Flights to Sechelt BC - Sunshine Coast

From the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) you can fly Harbour Air to Sechelt, Victoria Harbour, and Nanaimo.

Scenic Tours

Harbour Air offer beautiful scenic tours that depart from Vancouver Harbour or the Victoria Inner Harbour. Tours of British Columbia's West Coast are an experience of a lifetime. Visit Butchart Garden's near Victoria where you can fly right up to the private dock at Butchart Garden's. Perhaps a flight including landing at an alpine lake and over the glaciers at Mount Mamquam is more to your liking.

Harbour Air and West Coast Air have a variety of tours to suit each traveler's budget, check them out.

External link to Harbour Air website.

Further Resources

Cheap Flights Vancouver has flight guides to more Canadian airlines and British Columbia communities.