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Discover Sooke to Port Renfrew

Discover Sooke to Port Renfrew
8 hours 30 minutes
USD 503.34
Discover the beautiful scenery from Sooke to Port Renfrew on this scenic tour of Vancouver Islands southwest coast. This tour is for the real outdoor adventure seekers. This is an action packed adventure customized to the guests requests and level of adventure. You may choose to city back in luxury and enjoy a nice scenic drive of Vancouver Islands back country and scenic coastal views, or you may choose to have the option of getting out to explore some of our sandy beaches, rocky coastlines, and old growth forests that are home to some of the worlds oldest and largest trees.<br>On this tour we will see Sooke, French Beach, Jordan River, China Beach, Botanical Beach, Port Renfrew, and possibly Avatar Grove.<br>Either way you will be going home happy that you took this tour, and I am sure you will fill your camera with amazing photos to share with your family and friends.

Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria to Vancouver

Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria to Vancouver
5 hours 30 minutes
USD 179.90
Hop on a one-way whale-watching cruise from Victoria! Departing in the afternoon, spot whales, sea lions, seals, porpoises and more with the help of your expert guide, and capture a gorgeous sunset from the sightseeing decks before arriving in Vancouver in the evening. This is the most scenic, relaxing, enjoyable way to get from Victoria to your downtown Vancouver destination.

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Victoria Harbour Airport (YWH) Information

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Victoria Harbour Airport

Where is Victoria Harbour Airport?  

Nicknamed the Garden City for Butchart Gardens and ample green space, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province. Victoria has also been called "little England" for the ample evidence of the city's British roots. Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, with views of the Olympic Mountains in Washington state.

One of the most popular ways to get to Victoria, especially if coming from Vancouver, is by seaplane. The Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (IATA: YWH, ICAO: CYWH) is located, as the name implies, right in the city's inner harbour, a space it shares with all manner of boats. The water runways and taxiways for the airport extend out through the Middle Harbour and Outer Harbour. Also known as the Victoria Harbour Water Aerodrome, YWH is not to be confused with Victoria Airport Water Aerodrome (also known as Pat Bay Seaplane Base), which is located north of town adjacent to Victoria International Airport (YYJ).

The small but busy Victoria Harbour Airport sees numerous flights from Vancouver (it's the busiest seaplane route in Canada), as well as other destinations in the Vancouver area and on Vancouver Island. Canadian floatplane operators include West Coast Air, Harbour Air and Sea To Sky Air.

The Victoria Harbour Airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency, allowing for flights to and from nearby Washington state, in the United States. Daily scheduled floatplane service to the Victoria Inner Harbour is available year round from downtown Seattle Lake Union Airport (LKE) on Kenmore Air - fares include complimentary shuttle transfers to/from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

The Victoria floatplane base is just meters from the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the BC Parliament buildings. Just minutes after landing, you can be enjoying a drink and soaking in the view. Taxis are readily available, and buses operate close by. Details are provided in this guide.


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Services at Victoria Harbour Airport include:

  • Local and National newspapers 
  • Gourmet coffee, tea and baked goods 
  • An internet kiosk 
  • Complimentary phone for local calls

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2023