June 26, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Vancouver, Air / Airports
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I'm not much of a flyer, but recently took my first floatplane return trip Vancouver-Victoria and am a total convert! What can be better than hopping aboard a plane right in Vancouver's downtown, and flying over sandflats, houses, the Lion's Gate Bridge, beautiful islands, vast expanses of water and golf courses, before touching down in Victoria's central harbour a mere 35-minutes later? I love the ferry ride, certainly, but you can't beat the speed and fun of bundling aboard a little plane and peering into the blue below (I even spotted an eagle and what I think was a dolphin or a small grey whale - yes, I'm certain it wasn't a rock or a log)! We flew over with Harbour Air
, and I heartily recommend the journey. Next time you need to nip over to the island, it's the only way to go. It's quick, and while not cheap, makes it easier to get to where you want to be. Plus, the views are incredible!