Flights depart Vancouver at the International Airport Seaplane Dock. There is a free shuttle to the main international terminal from the Floatplane Dock.
Due to airport restrictions, they can not pick up passengers at the main terminal. Flights arrive in Nanaimo at their dock next to the BC Ferry Terminal in
One of the great things about flying Seair from Vancouver to Nanaimo is they have free parking at both terminals. You can park your vehicle for free
for up to 5 days. Parking is an expense that is easy to overlook when you are considering flying between the two cities.
Flights From Vancouver Harbour:
They also have flights from downtown Vancouver to Nanaimo. This is an excellent option for people already in Vancouver who are not flying in from other destinations. Flights depart from the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport.
In addition to their regularly scheduled flights, Seair Seaplanes have charter flights to Vancouver from
Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands.
Flights Between Vancouver and The Gulf Islands
Flights to Thetis Island
Seair fly from Vancouver to Thetis Island. Their current schedule is 6 flights between Thetis and the YVR float plane terminal, with three departures each day
from Thetis Island and three departures from YVR*. The dock on Thetis Island is in Telegraph Harbour.
Flights To Salt Spring Island
Seair fly from Vancouver to Salt Spring Island. There are
6 flights between Salt Spring Island and Vancouver each day.*. The flight is 20 minutes. The dock on Salt Spring is located in Ganges Harbour.
Free vehicle parking.
Flights To Pender Island
Pender has two dock where floatplanes land. Seair flights from Vancouver to Pender Island are
from the North Island at Port Washington. The other floatplane dock is on the South Island at Bedwell Harbour. They do not have regularly scheduled flights from Bedwell Harbour.
There are 6 convenient flights each day*. Free parking at each terminal.
Flights To Mayne Island
Flights to Mayne Island are from Miner's Bay. There are 2 departures and 2 arrivals each day from Mayne Island. The schedule changes during the year, with departures in
the morning at 7:30 or 8:00 depending on the time of year and departures in the afternoon between 3:30 and 5:00*. Free vehicle parking. Flight is approx. 20 minutes.
Flights To Galiano
Flights to Galiano Island are from the Montague Harbour. With
two departures and two arrivals each day. Like the flights to Mayne Island, the schedule times change during the year. The departure time in the morning from Gailiano is either
7:30 or 8:00 depending on the season and the departure time in the afternoon is between 3:30 and 6:00*. There is free vehicle parking at both terminals. Flight time is
approx. 20 minutes.
Flights To Saturna Island
Flights to Saturna Island are from Lyall Harbour with 6 flights
between Saturna and Vancouver*. The flights are approximately 20 minutes and there is free parking at both terminals.
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* Note: Times and schedules are subject to change. Check with the airline to confirm current flight schedules.