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 late April and the end of September 2020.
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.
Between Vancouver and Whistler Flight Schedule
Flights depart Vancouver for Victoria approximately every 30 minutes during the day. Some late morning and early afternoon flights depart less frequently. Please call for exact departure times as they change depending on the amount of daylight. There are approximately 20 flights daily.
Check-in at least 25 minutes prior to departure time.
Luggage allowance is 25 lbs.
If your luggage weighs more than 25 pounds, yet there’s room on the plane, all your luggage will go with you. Otherwise it can go on the next available flight that has space.
For reservations between Vancouver and Whistler, call 604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207, Email or
We also 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 (Shannon Falls) and the world’s second largest granite monolith (The Chief). 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.