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Were a small company with a big goal: Promote environmental awareness and protection of our region by showcasing the Squamish wilderness to everyone, regardless of their age or fitness level. Our mission is simple, but from the heart. We believe that for humans to want to protect any piece of pristine wilderness they must first know the exhilaration that comes from spending time in the mountains and oceans. Sea To Sky Air was created so that you dont have to be a seasoned hiker, a backpacker, or a bold adventurer to experience the super, natural Squamish attractions that lay in our protected parks, ecological reserves, and conservancies. In our small aircraft and floatplanes everyone has the chance to experience the enjoyment of being amongst ancient mountains, plateaus, valleys, lakes, rivers, fjords, and wetlands, without the need for expert knowledge or backcountry equipment. We hope that once you see whats out there youll want to protect it, too.
Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North Americas largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The companys international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year.
Come aboard for a scenic seaplane flight and experience an authentic west coast way of life. Out here, this is how we travel for work, for fun and sometimes just for the view! Join us for a tour or scheduled flight today and see BC the way we do. You’ve come all the way west, the only direction left to go is up!
Museums & Heritage Sites, Indigenous Culture
Tours and Transportation
WildPlay is an exhilarating outdoor recreation park thats fun for all ages and experience levels! Whether youre a first-time thrill seeker or a full-time adrenaline chaser, our tightropes, log bridges, ropes swing, cargo nets, and ziplines will get your heart racing as you climb from six to sixty feet! Elevate the adrenaline rush with our “What’s to Fear Jump” and take the plunge from 40ft. Our Bungy Jump, Primal Swing, and Zipline tour, will have you soaring above the Nanaimo River. 100’s of feet above the water these activites are sure to get your blood pumping! WildPlay is perfect for families, friends, groups, or as a teambuilding activity. Book your WildPlay adventure today!
Paddling, Wildlife Tours
Come paddle with Adventuress Sea Kayaking! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, and multi-day adventures are available from March to September. Tours start as low as $52/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
Museums & Heritage Sites
Nanaimo Museum: Discover Nanaimos fascinating history in our museum located in the VI Conference Centre. The main gallery offers a sense of what life was like for Nanaimo’s earliest settlers and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Our award winning replica coal mine is a special treat. The museum also manages the Bastion, an original Hudson’s Bay Company post built in 1853. Dont miss the gift shop! Museum Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday Summer Hours: Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Golden Otter Gallery features a curated collection of art that reflects our shared Island values of conservation and respect for nature. Here one can find a place where they can support local artists in the acquisition of original, locally made artwork for their homes. The owners love and respect for nature comes across in their pieces, designed to be appealing to all manner of animal enthusiasts, from hikers to hunters to conservationists. Featured artists Nicholas McMaster and Kara Dee Harrison both enjoy painting animals, and recently completed a series of 1.5 by 8 feet tall pieces that greet visitors as they enter the gallery. Nicks paintings are complimented by three dimensional busts of land and aquatic animals, some with their habitats sculpted right into the piece. Kara explores the third dimension with collage pieces featuring hand cut wooden figures, and enjoys using thick glossy finishes. She is currently preparing a series of pieces featuring sharks, fish, and other marine animals. Agnes Gnutek’s insect and bone displays capture natural scenes in glass frames and globes. Watching her meticulously prepare and present her pieces is unlike anything youve seen.
Hiking, Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching
Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd. is an Wilderness Adventure company, based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We specialize in multi-day and day hiking, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing adventure tours. Our signature hiking tour is The West Coast Trail, located in “our backyard”.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Wineries & Wine Tours
We create authentic, intimate and memorable visitor experiences while honouring the culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Let us show you our backyard and help you discover places that inspire stories!
With up to 20 daily departures, you can fly between Nanaimo Harbour and downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR) or Sechelt on a scheduled service flight. Want to try flying on floats? Join us for a scenic panorama tour and experience Nanaimo from above! Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North Americas largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The companys international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year.
We are a PADI 5 star scuba shop. Learn with us, dive with us all year round. Hire a Dive master for a personal tour of our favorite dive sites. Upgrade your open water certification to an advanced or dry suit course. We’d like to show you why Vancouver Island is rated a top ten dive destination year after year.