You can fly between the Vancouver International Airport (Richmond) and Nanaimo in only 20 minutes on regularly scheduled seaplane flights.
Flights leave from Nanaimo and land at the Vancouver International South Terminal. Shuttles are available from the float plane terminal to the YVR main terminal where you can catch both domestic and international flights.
The Nanaimo terminal is located in the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza across from the Lighthouse Bistro.
Unit 1A – 90 Front Street
One Way Fares: Total per person: $87 including all fees and tax. Children 2-11 $44.65. All fares are in Canadian dollars.
Between the Airport (YVR) and Nanaimo
Flights depart Nanaimo for the airport and the airport for Nanaimo four times, in each direction, during the day. There are two morning and two afternoon flights in each direction. Please call for exact departure times as they change depending on the amount of daylight. There are 8 flights daily.
Check-in at least 25 minutes prior to departure time.