Flights To Duncan BC From Vancouver

There are flights from Vancouver to Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island. You can fly to Duncan from Vancouver with a couple of Seaplane Airlines. The great thing about the flights is they depart from Downtown Vancouver so you don't have the hassle of getting out to the International Airport in Richmond, BC.

A flight on a floatplane to Duncan over the scenic coastline of British Columbia is a beautiful experience and could be considered worth it simply for the experience of flying over the Southern Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. You will save a lot of time compared to taking the BC Ferries to Victoria's Schwartz Bay Terminal or Nanaimo's Duke Point Terminal.

The land based airports near Duncan are in Nanaimo and Victoria. Seaplane flight service will take you to Maple Bay which is a short 10 to 15 minute drive to downtown Duncan.

Seaplane Flights To Duncan

There are two airlines with flights to Duncan – Maple Bay Marina from the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport. The flights are reasonably priced and are often a cheaper flight option than flying to Victoria or Nanaimo.

  • Salt Spring Air – 1-877-537-9880 reservations directly with airline
  • Harbour Air – 1-800-665-0212 reservations directly with airline

Salt Spring Air

Map of Maple Bay / Duncan BC Area


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Salt Spring Air are a local BC airline with headquarters at Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island. Their fleet of aircraft is the de Havilland DHC-2 “Beaver” floatplane. As of 2011, the airline operated four of these aircraft.

Harbour Air

Harbour Air is based in Richmond, BC. They are known for being the world's largest all-seaplane airline. One distinction they achieved recently was becoming Canada's first carbon neutral* airline in 2010.

* Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbour_Air
Maple Bay Marina Sign for Harbour Air and Salt Spring Air
Harbour Air seaplane at dock in Maple Bay, Duncan BC