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Seaplanes need water to depart from or arrive on and this sometimes makes locating the seaplane dock a bit tricky. The following show detailed instructions and maps to assist you in finding your destinations.

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver (VHFC at the convention center – float plane dock)

Address: Unit #1 Burrard Landing, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC (Google Map)

Directions: We arrive/depart from the “VHFC facility at the convention center”. By foot from Cordova and Thurlow. Take the foot path on the west side of the Shaw Tower directly down to the terminal.

Alternately, access via Harbour Green Park from Cordova and Bute. Proceed eastbound along the Seawall direct to the terminal. The Harbour Green Park route is recommended for guests with roller luggage as the Shaw Tower route has several stairs. Looking for the shuttle bus, click here.

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Vancouver Airport

Vancouver Airport (Richmond, South Terminal, Seaplane terminal at the Flying Beaver)

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Address: 4760 Inglis Drive Richmond, BC V7B 1W4

Directions: Our terminal is located in Richmond on the Fraser River adjacent to the South Terminal of the Vancouver International Airport/YVR

When taking a cab: ask the driver to take you to “SaltSpring Air at the Flying Beaver, Seaplane base”.

Address: 4760 Inglis Drive, RichmondDirections: We arrive/depart from the “Harbour Air Terminal & Flying Beaver Pub” located at 4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond. This location is a 5-8 minute taxi ride from the Main Terminal at Vancouver International Airport.

Parking: Limited parking is available by request. Parking passes are required and are available at the Harbour Air Terminal Customer Service Counter. Shuttle Service: For those passengers travelling from the Harbour Air Terminal to the Main Terminal &/or South Terminal for connecting flights, a complimentary shuttle service is available.

Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island (Ganges Harbour / float plane dock)

Ganges Dock Saltspring air

Address: 3102 Fulford Ganges Road

Directions: We arrive/depart from the “Ganges seaplane dock”, just below the Coast Guard Station. However, please check-in at our office, just a short walk from dock, at “Grace Point Square” – 3102 Fulford Ganges Road.

When taking a cab: ask the driver to take you to “Grace Point Square” – “Saltspring Air office”.

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Maple Bay (Vancouver Island)

Maple Bay (Maple Bay Marina – float plane dock)

map of Maple Bay Saltspring air dock

Address: 6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay Marina, Maple Bay

Directions: We arrive/depart from the “Maple Bay Marina Gas Bar”, just at the end of the docks. Maple Bay is located approximately 15 minutes from Duncan on Vancouver Island. Please note that the dock we arrive/depart from is NOT “Maple Bay Government Dock” or “Maple Bay Yacht Club”or “Birds Eye Cove Marina”. If you are new to this Marina, please check-in with the Saltspring Air pilot at the Gas Bar. Parking is available at lot B please call the Marina if you require long term stay for more information

When taking a cab: ask the driver to take you to “Maple Bay Marina” to the dock.

Maple Bay Maple Bay Saltspring Air dock
N. Saanich (Victoria)

N. Saanich (Victoria - Sea plane dock)

Patricia Bay Saltspring air dock

Address: Widgeon Dr., North Saanich

Directions: We arrive/depart from the “Pat Bay Seaplane base”, just at the end of the Widgeon Dr. Pat Bay is located to the West side of C-YYJ Victoria international airport, approximately 8 minutes from Sidney on Vancouver Island. Please note that the dock we arrive/depart from is behind a locked gate, where your Saltspring Air pilot will meet you for check-in.

When taking a cab: ask the driver to take you to “Patricia Bay Seaplane base, Beside Ocean sciences”.

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Southern Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands (Mayne, Pender, Galiano, Saturna and Thetis Islands)

Gulf Islands Saltspring air

Contact us: Please check-in with the Saltspring Air pilot at the designated dock for departure. For specific address of departure and directions please phone us, 1-877-537-9880, and a we will be happy to assist you.

Scheduled Routes

Scheduled Routes

Scheduled Routes Saltspring air

Saltspring Air offers scheduled routes to and from Vancouver International Airport, Downtown Vancouver, Salt Spring Island, Maple Bay, and most Gulf Islands (Mayne Island, Pender Island, Galiano Island, Saturna Island, Thetis Island). We offer 3 direct flights a day between Salt Spring and Downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport.

British Columbia Locator

Where is British Columbia

Where in the world is British Columbia

“Beautiful British Columbia” is the west coast gem of Canada. North of Seattle – Washington, South of Alaska, West of Alberta – Canada, it truly is a special place. International airports of Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria will get you to the Pacific Northwest area where Saltspring Air operates.