One of the best ways of getting between Vancouver and Whistler is by float plane (seaplane). Planes depart daily from the downtown Vancouver float plane terminal in front of the Vancouver Convention Centre between May and September, 2017.
One Way Fares: Total per person: $201 including all fees and tax. Children 2-11 $107.88. All fares are in Canadian dollars.
Float plane service between Vancouver and Whistler is not available in winter because Green Lake, the location of the seaplane dock in Whistler, is frozen so planes can’t take off or land.
Seaplane (float plane) Schedule
|Vancouver||9:00 am||Whistler||9:45 am|
|Vancouver||11:40 am||Whistler||12:25 pm|
|Whistler||12:45 pm||Vancouver||1:30 pm|
|Whistler||7:00 pm||Vancouver||7:45 pm|
For seaplane reservations between Vancouver and Whistler, call 604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207, Email or
We offer bus tours to Whistler with a float plane return. This tour includes pick up and drop off at your hotel, a narrated tour to Whistler including stops at Britannia Beach Mining Museum and the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. You’ll pass the third highest waterfall in British Columbia and the world’s second largest granite monolith. (Only Half Dome in Yosemite is larger.)
Price is $345 per person including tax. Call 604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207, Email or
Baggage limit of 25 lbs. per person, excess baggage charged at a rate of $1.00 per pound space permitting. (If space does not permit, baggage will be transferred on next available flight)
This 35 minute flight gives you spectacular views of Garibaldi Provincial Park, Black Tusk, Shannon Falls, the fjords of Howe Sound, and the beauty of Vancouver and surrounding communities.
Everyone gets a window seat and stereo headset for the fully narrated flight.