Flights From Vancouver To Gabriola Island

You can fly to Gabriola Island from Vancouver International Airport.

Gabriola Island is located in British Columbia's Gulf Islands near the town of Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island.

Rather than dealing with long ferry waits, book a flight to Gabriola Island and save yourself a long day of travel involving taking two ferries to get to Gabriola.

Flights depart Vancouver from the YVR Seaplane Terminal and arrive in Silva Bay, Gabriola Island. There is a free shuttle that departs the main terminal at the International Airport and will take you to the South Terminal. From there, cross the road to the Floatplane Terminal on Inglis Drive. You can also take a taxi from the arrivals area of the airport which will take you directly to the Floatplane Terminal.



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Tofino Air have scheduled flights to Gabriola Island from Vancouver International Airport YVR. Tofino Air have three flights a day from YVR to Gabriola seven days a week. Flight times are different on Saturday and Sunday.

Current policy (subject to change): Children under 2 travel free. Children between two and under six - half fare.

About Tofino Air

Tofino Air have a fleet of 8 airplanes. They are the only air carrier for the Islands with a Turbine Otter. Their other aircraft consist of 4 four de Havilland Beaver DHC-2 floatplanes and 3 Cessna 180's.

In addition to Gabirola Island and Vancouver, Tofino Air fly to Bamfield, Nanaimo, Sechelt, and Tofino.

They also offer scenic and charter flights where you can explore the rugged beauty of West Coast Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

Flights to wilderness destinations such as:

  • Clayoquot Sound
  • Chatterbox Falls
  • Princess Louisa Inlet
  • Skookumchuck Narrows