Soar by Float Plane
Feel the thrill as you travel between the Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands by float plane. Enjoy a birds-eye view of rugged forest, misty islands, and scenic inlets - before an exciting landing on water.
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One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by towering mountains and sparkling ocean. Spend the night at a conveniently located airport hotel.
Overnight in a Deluxe level hotel, such as the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. In Deluxe hotels, you'll be staying in some of Canada's most iconic hotels and resorts. Enjoy outstanding locations, attentive service, and world-class amenities.
Have your camera ready for stunning ocean vistas as you travel to the Gulf Islands by seaplane. Traveling over the shimmering waters of the Strait of Georgia, catch your first glimpse of the charming Salt Spring Islands where you will be staying for the next three nights.
Today you’ll enjoy a seaplane flight from the Vancouver South Terminal to Salt Spring Island. Your flight will take you over the Gulf Islands to Ganges Harbour.
Enjoy the freedom of exploring by vehicle. Your rental includes Collision Damage Waiver, unlimited kilometers, and one additional driver.
Savour one of the island's finest culinary experiences at the Fine Dining Room set in the historic Manor House.
Overnight in a Boutique level hotel, such as the Hastings House. You'll enjoy the unique character of these properties, which are often in historic buildings. They feature intimate service, excellent restaurants, and modern luxuries.
Embrace your inner gourmand as this tour shows the full spectrum of Salt Spring’s unique culinary community and its offerings. While touring the town of Ganges and the north and south of Salt Spring Island you will be treated to the locally made beer, wine, spirits, cheese and bread.
A great way to see the best corners of Salt Spring Island, both on and off the beaten track. Start in Ganges and work your way around the island, visiting local artisans in their studios. Take a stroll through the gorgeous Pacific rainforest, stop at multiple viewpoints and don't miss the samples at the cheesemaker's!
Today you are free to explore Salt Spring Island on your own. Salt Spring is known for its laid-back atmosphere and mild climate which encourages activities like hiking, cycling, golfing, and beachcombing – to name a few. The island is easy to navigate with many secret coves and charming locations to discover.
Salt Spring Island is the largest, most populated, and most popular of the Southern Gulf Islands. Located between Vancouver Island and the Mainland in the Strait of Georgia alongside neighbouring islands, Galiano, Pender, Saturna, Maine and Prevost, Salt Spring is a great place to come and enjoy local artisan crafts and treats, wine, cheese, local produce from the farmers markets, entertainment and a plethora of outdoor activities for all ages. Accessed from the mainland and Vancouver Island by ferry and seaplane, a good starting point would be Ganges Village located in the centre of the island, which is home to local arts, restaurants, pubs, shops and the famous Saturday Farmer’s Market.
As you arrive at the dock today, revel in the luxury of stepping into your own private floatplane. Enjoy the unique experience of a private charter as you travel to the West Coast Wilderness Lodge on the Sunshine Coast. Jade green waters sparkle as your floatplane touches down and pulls up to the dock right outside of the West Coast Wilderness Lodge, your home for the next three nights.
Enjoy the unique experience of a private charter today as you travel to the West Coast Wilderness Lodge on the Sunshine Coast. Jade green waters sparkle as your seaplane touches down and pulls up to the dock right outside of the West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Today you arrive at the lodge, check in and meet your hosts, relax and later on enjoy a gourmet meal in the dining room with panoramic views of Jervis Inlet. Dinner included. Overnight at West Coast Wilderness Lodge.
Today a boat tour up the Princess Louisa Inlet is included. This is one of the most popular activities in the area.
Today you embark on an incredible cruise up the shoreline of beautiful Jervis Inlet. Your touring boat sails past towering, 2100 metre-high cliffs and dozens of waterfalls. The tour fords through Malibu Rapids, entering Princess Louisa Inlet - a spectacular fjord renowned for its stunning landscape and protected waters. After a scenic tour around the inlet and leisurely cruise back to the lodge, the remainder of the day is free to enjoy the amenities of the lodge. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight at West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Today is yours to sit back and relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds the lodge.If your feeling like exploring the area, the walk to the Skookumchuck Rapids is highly recommended. Here you will get a bird’s eye view of the fastest salt water rapids in North America. Breakfast and dinner are included. Overnight at West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Set out from the footsteps of the lodge on a guided kayak tour of the Jervis Inlet. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you as you glide through the waters. With ample opportunities for wildlife spotting this is a must do.
Today your west coast luxury getaway comes to an end. Depart the West Coast Wilderness Lodge directly from the dock on a private floatplane. Your flight will bring you to the Vancouver International Airport to connect with your flight home.
Insider tip: To provide the most flexibility for arranging a departing flight from Vancouver, have your Vacation Advisor book you an additional post night at a Vancouver airport hotel.
After breakfast, you depart the luxury and seclusion of the lodge and make your way onward.
Enjoy the unique experience of a private chartered seaplane flight departing directly from dock at the West Coast Wilderness Lodge to Vancouver South Airport.
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