As mentioned on the general travel page, air travel to the Sunshine Coast is quick and easy and accessible from several locations. There are three small airlines that can bring you here and take you home. Two fly float planes and the third flies a small, 3 passenger, Cessna 172 plane.
Fly! - Coastal Airlines
Fly! Coastal Airlines is a land based air taxi that flies out of the Wilson Creek airport on the Sunshine Coast. There is regular service only to the Victoria Flying Club (near Victoria International Airport). Cost including tax is $136.50 ($123.90 for students) one way and fly weather permitting (no flights in fog or bad weather). Here is some important information regarding air travel:
Sunshine Coast Air is a float plane service that flies out of Porpoise Bay/Sechelt, at 5987 Sechelt Inlet Rd, Nanaimo Harbour at #7 - 90 Front Street on Nanaimo Harbour across from the Best Western Dorchester Hotel and Vancouver Harbour at Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, Unit #1 Burrard Landing, 1055 Canada Place. Unfortunately, they no longer provide direct service to Vancouver International Airport, but the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre is very close to the Canada Line which will take you right out to the Airport in about ½ an hour.
Air travel to Vancouver Harbour takes about 15 minutes and is scheduled a couple times a day. Cost is about $89.60 each way and takes about 15 minutes.
Sechelt to Nanaimo takes about 15 minutes as well and runs about four times a day. Cost is about $72.00 each way. Children aged 0 to 2 yrs are free, 2 to under 10 are half fare.
Here is some important information regarding air travel:
Harbour Air is a float plane service that also flies out of Porpoise Bay, at the end of Wharf Rd right beside the Lighthouse Pub. The Nanaimo location is at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza across from the Lighthouse Bistro . YVR terminal is located in Richmond on the Fraser River adjacent to the South Terminal of the Vancouver International Airport/YVR and finally the Vancouver Harbour location is in downtown Vancouver on West Waterfront Road (adjacent to the 'Easy Park' lot located at 1095 West Waterfront) which is approximately two blocks west of Canada Place
Haroubr Air is the only Sunshine Coast airline that provides air travel to to YVR (Vancouver International Airport) on a regular basis. Most days they have three flights. There are also several flights daily to Nanaimo and Vancouver Harbour. Please check their website for fares and note that some of their flights qualify for SuperSaver Web Fares which are considerably cheaper than regular fares. Booking online is the way to go to save some money. Regular fare is about $79.00 each way.
Here’s some important information regarding air travel:
View looking down on Porpoise Bay.