B.C. Bucket List: Take to the Skies with Harbour Air

From must-see attractions to outdoor adventures and more, discover and explore the best B.C. has to offer

From must-see attractions to outdoor adventures and more, discover and explore the best B.C. has to offer

Whether you grew up on the West Coast, have recently moved here, or are just planning to visit, there’s no doubt you’ve got a bunch of West Coast adventures you can’t wait to cross off your bucket list. To help you prioritize that list, we’re sharing some of our must-do B.C. experiences so you don’t miss out.

Experience: Harbour Air Seaplane Tours

Cost: From $99

How to get there: Tours from Vancouver depart downtown at 1055 Canada Place, making them easily accessible by foot, car and public transit. 

Bucket list factor: If you’re a long-time local, paying more than 100 bucks to see the sights from the sky might seem a bit gimmickybut we promise you it’s not. In fact, it’s pretty spectacular, and we’d place a weighty bet that you’ll be grinning from ear to ear (if not feeling a little weak in the knees) upon landing. 

Described as “one of Canada’s most authentic West Coast experiences”, there’s good reason sightseers flock to this sky-high adventure. From 10-minute flights to day-trip packages, Harbour Air offers a range of award-winning, must-do experiences suitable for all. 

If you’re looking for short, sweet and scenic, the Vancouver Panorama Experience is ideal for those who want to capture the essence of the city. The 20-minute tour circles over the city’s downtown and Stanley Park, letting you enjoy stunning aerial views while soaring over the Pacific Ocean.

And if you want to go all out, the Alpine Lake Landing tour is a breathtaking adventure that you’ll never forget. The two-hour trip departs from Whistler and takes you up into the clouds over jutting alpine peaks, hanging blue glaciers and a roaring waterfall before landing on a remote alpine lake. The flight includes all the sights of the Ultimate Glacier Tour, and more, with the option to add a deli-style lunch for an additional cost, or you can pack your own picnic.

Harbour Air has more than 20 seaplane experiences that showcase the best of beautiful British Columbia and beyond So whether you’re a savvy local or a wandering traveller, we highly recommend booking yourself a scenic flight.