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Vancouver Island is a 460km (285 mile) island paradise located in the Pacific Ocean, about 97km (60 miles) west of Vancouver, and 117km (73 miles) north of Seattle. Explore the thousands of kilometers of roads and highways on the Island, between Port Hardy in the north and Victoria in the south, and Tofino to the west and Campbell River to the east. Bring your car, truck, RV, bicycle, or motorbike on one of the available ferry services, or fly in and rent a vehicle to explore the abundance of activities taking place in the local communities.

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Fly to Vancouver Island
Daily flights to and from Calgary and Edmonton bring visitors directly to Victoria, Comox and Nanaimo (Calgary only), while scheduled and chartered connections provide quick access to many of the Island’s communities including Qualicum Beach, Tofino, Port Alberni, Campbell River, Alert Bay and Port Hardy.

Vancouver Island’s 3,340 km (2,137 miles) of coastline and nearly 10,000 lakes make it possible for a floatplane to land in a number of remote locations, providing a unique experience to get to an Island destination, or choose a commercial helicopter flight from Vancouver to Victoria or Nanaimo. Flights typically take 20 – 35 minutes each way, and chartered helicopter flights are a popular option to reach some of the more remote regions of Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands.


Nanaimo Airport

3350 Spitfire Rd. Cassidy, BC V0R 1H0 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, Pacific Rim
250-924-2157
For quick and easy international connections from anywhere in the world, Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is located just 18 kilometers south of downtown Nanaimo and is the gateway to Central Vancouver Island. This busy modern airport is home to three air carriers - Air Canada, WestJet & Island Express and offers 7 daily flights to Vancouver, 3 daily non-stop flights to Calgary and twice daily service to Abbotsford, Vancouver South Terminal, Boundary Bay and Victoria. Airport shuttles and taxis connect the city with the airport, and a number of car rentalagencies are conveniently located at YCD. The Nanaimo Airport also has a Café and ample short and long term parking at reasonable rates
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For quick and easy international connections from anywhere in the world, Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is located just 18 kilometers south of downtown Nanaimo and is the gateway to Central Vancouver Island. This… [+]

Harbour Air Seaplanes

950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 • Central Island, North Central Island, South Island
1-800-665-0212
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Harbour Air Seaplanes offers fast, frequent flights between BC’s most popular coastal destinations 364 days a year. Fly between downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR), Pitt Meadows and Victoria, Nanaimo, Maple Bay, Comox, Salt Spring Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Whistler. Scenic tours show off our waterfront cities, majestic mountain ranges and green islands as far as the horizon stretches. Experience Vancouver Island"s magnificent coastline like a west coast local. Out here flying is like taking the shortcut and the scenic route!
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Harbour Air Seaplanes offers fast, frequent flights between BC’s most popular coastal destinations 364 days a year. Fly between downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR), Pitt Meadows and Victoria, Nanaimo, Maple… [+]

Helijet

100 Port Way, Nanaimo BC V9R 0C7 • Central Island, North Central Island, Pacific Rim, South Island
1.800665.4354
Since 1986, Helijet has been connecting Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland with daily schedule Helicopter service. Flying in our comfortable Sikorsky S76 helicopter it is just 18 minutes between Nanaimo Harbour and Downtown Vancouver or 35 minutes from Victoria Harbour to Downtown Vancouver, spend less time getting there and have more time at your destination. Kids 12 & under fly free on Helijet, always so bring the whole family for a scenic adventure like no other,
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Since 1986, Helijet has been connecting Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland with daily schedule Helicopter service. Flying in our comfortable Sikorsky S76 helicopter it is just 18 minutes… [+]

Kenmore Air

950 Westlake Ave North, Seattle, WA USA 98109 • Central Island, Gulf Islands, North Island Region, South Island
866-435-9524
Getaway to Victoria from Seattle! It is just a 45-minute scenic seaplane flight between from Seattle and the Victoria Inner Harbour. No long boat rides or waiting at the border.... Fast, Convenient and Stress-free! Seasonal flights are also available between Seattle and over 40 BC locations, including Nanaimo, Campbell River and most fishing camps. Charters flights are also available. Reservations online at KenmoreAir.com or by calling 866-435-9534.
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Getaway to Victoria from Seattle! It is just a 45-minute scenic seaplane flight between from Seattle and the Victoria Inner Harbour. No long boat rides or waiting at the border....… [+]

Pacific Coastal Airlines

4440 Cowley Crescent, Richmond BC (south terminal YVR) V7B 1B8 • Central Island, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1-800-663-2872
Regular scheduled and charter flights to more than 65+ destinations within BC. Multiple daily flights to Victoria, Comox, Campbell River and Port Hardy from Vancouver, Kelowna and Central Coast. #FlyLocal for convenient and affordable flights on BC's own airline serving Vancouver Island and beyond.
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Regular scheduled and charter flights to more than 65+ destinations within BC. Multiple daily flights to Victoria, Comox, Campbell River and Port Hardy from Vancouver, Kelowna and Central Coast. … [+]