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Floatplane: Vancouver to Victoria
Floatplane: Vancouver to Victoria

Turn a quick trip into a memory you’ll never forget with a transfer via floatplane. Board a seaplane at Coal Harbour in Vancouver and jet off for 35-minute scenic transfer to downtown Victoria.


  • Travel between Vancouver and Victoria by seaplane
  • Fly over Lion’s Gate Bridge
  • Enjoy a unique seaplane landing

Make your way to Coal Harbour, part of Burrard Inlet near Canada Place, and board a seaplane to take you to your next journey in Victoria, BC. Located right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall, the terminal features a passenger lounge with panoramic views of Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains, a gift shop, and the fully licensed Cockpit Café.

From Burrard Inlet, ascend for bird’s-eye views of the green towers of Lion’s Gate Bridge and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. Flying south over the Salish Sea, look down on a cluster of the Gulf Islands dotted with beaches, forests, and fields of gold and green. After 35 minutes in the air, your pilot will land in Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Along the harbor, visit the majestic ivy-covered Fairmont Empress Hotel and pass the BC Parliament Buildings which, at night, twinkle with thousands of lightbulbs. Victoria’s floating terminal boasts some of the city’s best waterfront views and is located beside The Flying Otter Grill and its new extended outdoor patio (the Otter Deck), serving fresh West Coast cuisine for lunch and dinner.

This journey is also available in the opposite direction, from Victoria to Vancouver.


  • One-way seaplane transfer between Vancouver and Victoria
  • Luggage allowance up to 25 pounds per passenger
  • Amenities at each terminal including WiFi, newspapers, mobile device charging station, coffee, tea, fruit, and baked goods