Air Travel to the Gulf Islands

Float plane flying to the Gulf Islands
Float plane flying to the Gulf Islands

Many small airlines have scheduled flights to the Southern Gulf Islands. Chartering small aircraft can also be surprisingly affordable if you have a large group.

From Vancouver many options exist with float planes coming to the islands from both Downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport. Check the links below for up to date schedules.

Harbour Air
1-800-665-0212 – Scheduled flights to Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, Maple Bay, Vancouver Island and Bedwell Harbour, South Pender Island.

Tofino Air
1-866-486-3247 – Flies primarily on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Kenmore Air
Seattle 1-866-435-9524 – Flies to South Pender Island (Bedwell Harbour) and Salt Spring Island (Ganges) during summer only.

1-800-447-3247 – SEAIR offers daily scheduled service from our Seair Terminal (south side of Vancouver Airport) to the Gulf Islands with stops available at the following Gulf Island locations:

  • Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island
  • Telegraph Harbour, Thetis Island
  • Port Washington, North Pender Island
  • Lyall Harbour, Saturna Island
  • Montague Harbour, Galiano Island
  • Miners Bay, Mayne Island

Helijet Airways

Northwest Seaplanes

Pacific Coastal Airlines

Air Canada


Nanaimo Airport

Vancouver Intl. Airport

Victoria International Airport

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